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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, May 27

27 May 2020, 16:18 GMT+10

NEW DELHI -- India's federal health ministry Wednesday morning said that the total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 150,000-mark, reaching 151,767, while the latest death toll stood at 4,337.

As many as 170 new deaths and 6,387 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported during the past 24 hours, showed the ministry's data. (India-COVID 19-Cases)

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BEIJING -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 92km S of Ierapetra, Greece at 0109 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 13.97 km, was initially determined to be at 34.1777 degrees north latitude and 25.6408 degrees east longitude.


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TRIPOLI -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said that another 90 illegal immigrants were rescued off the Libyan coast.

"Last night, 90 migrants were rescued by a commercial vessel and returned to Libya. They spent the night onboard the ship and are awaiting clarity on disembarkation," IOM tweeted. (IOM-Libya-Immigrants)

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TOKYO -- The suspect in the deadly arson attack last July at a studio of Kyoto Animation Co. in western Japan was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder and other charges, local police said.

The arrest of Shinji Aoba, 42, was made following the alleged arsonist being judged to have recovered enough from the serious burns he sustained during the attack, to face charges against him, police added. (Japan-Arson Attack-Kyoto Anime Studio)

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