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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Aug. 10

10 Aug 2020, 15:44 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- The differences between the United States and China "should be seen as opportunities, possibilities for mutual learning, for cooperation," Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has said.

"I don't know why people like the term 'Cold War' so much. The correct lesson we should learn from past history is that such a cold war serves nobody's real interest," said Cui in an online interview with Nicholas Burns, executive director of the Aspen Strategy Group, and Andrea Mitchell, chief foreign affairs correspondent of NBC News, while attending the 2020 Aspen Security Forum on Aug. 4. (US-China-Ties-Ambassador)

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KABUL -- Eight civilians were killed and two wounded in two separate bomb explosions in Afghanistan, authorities said Monday.

Earlier on Monday, two people were wounded after a sticky bomb attached to a four-wheel-drive car was detonated at morning rush hour in Makroryan-e-Charum locality, Police District 9 of national capital, Kabul, the capital police said. (Afghanistan-Bomb Attack)

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NIAMEY -- Eight people including six French tourists and two Nigeriens (a guide and a driver) were killed on Sunday by armed individuals in the Koure area, according to the Nigerien ministry of interior and public security.

The Elysee Palace confirmed the incident. "French nationals were killed on Sunday in Niger," President Emmanuel Macron's office told French media and denounced the attack, adding that Macron had spoke by phone with Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou. (Niger-France-Attack)

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BRUSSELS -- European Council President Charles Michel on Sunday urged an independent investigation into the cause of the deadly explosion that rocked the city of Beirut and inflicted heavy casualties last week.

"What struck me most yesterday was the need for confidence, the need for trust and the need to know the truth," Michel addressed the international conference on assistance and support to Beirut. (EU-Lebanon-Investigation)

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