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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, June 19

Xinhua
20 Jun 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

TEHRAN -- Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi won Iran's presidential race by securing over 60 percent of votes, the Iranian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday.

"Ebrahim Raisi won the first place with 17,926,345 votes, and has been elected by our dear people as president, to act as trustee of the executive apparatus," Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said in a press conference in the afternoon. (Iran-Presidential Election-Raisi)

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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen intercepted on Saturday seven bomb-laden drones in Yemen, Al Ekhbariya local TV reported.

The Houthi-launched drones were targeting Saudi's southern region, it said. (Saudi-Yemen-Houthi-Drones)

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KUWAIT CITY -- One person was confirmed dead and another two injured after a fire broke out Saturday morning at a warehouse in Capital Governorate of Kuwait, the Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) said.

KFF said in a statement that seven firefighting teams reached the scene and managed to control the fire. (Kuwait-Fire-Casualties)

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ISLAMABAD -- Four teachers were injured in firing by unknown gunmen on a school van in Mastung district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Saturday, local reports said.

The gunmen ambushed the school van and attacked it when the female teachers were on their way back home after taking classes, the reports said. (Pakistan-Attack-Teacher)

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