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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 4

Xinhua
04 Jul 2020, 10:30 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Four people were injured in a shooting on Friday afternoon at the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall in a suburb of Birmingham, southern U.S. state of Alabama, local media reported. (US-Alabama-Shooting)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish ministers on Friday said the death toll in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Turkey's northwestern province of Sakarya rose to four and the number of wounded people to 108.

Speaking to reporters on the scene in the Hendek district, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said so far four people were killed, and search and rescue operation is continuing. (Turkey-Factory-Blast)

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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted on Friday four bomb-laden drones launched by Houthi rebels.

The coalition spokesperson Turki Al Maliki said in a statement on the Saudi Press Agency that the drones were targeting Saudi Arabia and three of them were destroyed in Yemen. (Saudi-Yemen-Drone)

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DAR ES SALAAM -- At least five people were killed and two others seriously injured on Friday when two vehicles collided in Tanzania's central district of Kongwa in Dodoma region.

Gilles Muroto, the Dodoma regional police commander, said the accident occurred at dawn after a mini-bus collided with a lorry that was driven into the main road from a feeder road without caution. (Tanzania-Road Accident)

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