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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 25

25 Jul 2021, 10:55 GMT+10

ADEN, Yemen -- At least 17 people were killed on Saturday in an armed confrontation between pro-government Yemeni forces and the Houthi militia in the country's northeastern province of Marib, a military official told Xinhua.

The Houthis carried out a number of attacks against the government-controlled military positions, while the Saudi-led coalition launched airstrikes to support the government forces, said the local official on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthis-Deaths)

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced Saturday the dismantlement of a terrorist cell linked to a recent bomb attack in capital Baghdad, which left dozens of people killed and wounded.

"We have arrested all members of the cowardly terrorist cell that planned and carried out the attack," al-Kadhimi tweeted, adding that they will be publicly tried. (Iraq-Suicide Bombing-Arrest)

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on Saturday for "a new coexistence" of all the countries of the Americas after stating that the model imposed more than two centuries ago "is exhausted; it has no future."

The Mexican president proposed that Latin American states do "something similar to the European Union, but attached to our history, our reality and our identities." (Mexico-CELAC)

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MADRID -- The Spanish government confirmed on Saturday that travelers from Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia and Namibia will have to spend 10 days in quarantine following their arrival in Spain.

The decision was published in the Spanish Official State Bulletin (BOE), which said the measure will come into effect from July 27 as a result of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the four countries. (Spain-Health-Quarantine)

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