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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Oct. 20

20 Oct 2021, 20:44 GMT+10

DAMASCUS -- At least 14 people were killed and two others wounded in a bomb attack on an army bus in central Damascus on Wednesday, state news agency SANA reported.

Citing a military statement, the report said three explosive devices were affixed to the bottom of the military bus, two of which were detonated at the President Bridge in the heart of Damascus while the third one fell down without exploding and was later dismantled by a bomb squad. (Syria-Explosion)

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TOKYO -- An eruption was observed Wednesday at Mt. Aso in Kyushu area, southwestern Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters in Tokyo that no injuries have been reported so far and that local authorities are working to determine whether there are any climbers still on the mountain. (Japan-Volcano Erupts)

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KAMPALA -- Uganda on Tuesday received a second batch of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines donated by the Chinese government.

Margaret Muhanga, the minister of state for primary health care, received the vaccines at the National Medical Stores in Entebbe, 40 km south of the capital Kampala. (Uganda-Sinovac Vaccines)

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TRIPOLI -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said Tuesday that 216 illegal migrants were rescued off Libya's western coast.

"Last two nights, 2 boats with a total of 216 persons aboard were returned to Zawiya and Tripoli," UNHCR tweeted. (Libya-Illegal Migrants-Rescue)

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