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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 12

Xinhua
12 Jul 2020, 15:59 GMT+10

GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- Six civilians were killed and eight others injured as a roadside bomb struck a mini-bus in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province on Saturday, provincial government spokesman Wahidullah Jumazada said Sunday.

According to the official, the deadly blast took place on a road in Jaghato district on Saturday afternoon, killing six civilians and injuring eight others including women and children. (Afghanistan-Bomb Blast-Deaths)

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentine Foreign Minister Felipe Sola said here Saturday that the country should explore more business opportunities abroad to increase exports.

"We believe that embassies have many functions, but especially in trade issues, because Argentina needs to export more, much more. We had reached exports of 85 billion U.S. dollars per year, and in 2019 they were a bit over 60 billion U.S. dollars," Sola told Radio del Plata. (Argentina-Exports-FM)

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UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Saturday adopted a resolution, with 12 votes in favor and three abstentions, on the mandate renewal for the cross-border humanitarian mechanism in Syria.

Resolution 2533 decides to renew the border crossing of Bab al-Hawa for 12 months, until July 10, 2021. China, Russia and the Dominican Republic voted in abstention. Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, made remarks in explanation of China's vote. (UN-Syria-Resolution)

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BAMAKO -- The death toll of the two-day violent protests in Mali's capital Bamako has increased to three, and at least 74 others were injured, local hospital authorities told Xinhua on Saturday afternoon.

There was also significant material damage, particularly in the country's National Assembly which was looted by protestors. (Mali-Protests-Deaths)

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