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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Aug. 12

12 Aug 2020, 15:44 GMT+10

ULAN BATOR -- A 42-year-old man died of bubonic plague in Khovd province in western Mongolia on Tuesday night, the country's health ministry said Wednesday.

The man was found to have bought two dead marmots before his death, Dorj Narangerel, head of public relations and surveillance department at the ministry, told a press conference. (Mongolia-Bubonic Plague-Man)

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MUMBAI -- At least five people were killed after a bus travelling to India's southern city of Bengaluru caught fire on a highway in the early hours of Wednesday.

The private bus, carrying around 32 passengers, caught fire after it developed a short circuit in the engine at KR Halli in Hiriyur sub-district, 161 km from Bengaluru, according to a local police official. (India-Bus-Fire)

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's former President Enrique Pena Nieto accepted bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and bribed lawmakers, Emilio Lozoya, former CEO of Mexico's state oil company Pemex, said Tuesday.

Lozoya, who is in custody on corruption charges for his participation in a bribery scheme, made the remarks to Mexican attorney general's office. (Mexico-Pemex-Corruption)

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TRIPOLI -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday said that 23 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast.

"Today, 23 migrants, among them two women and one child were returned to Libya by the coast guard," IOM tweeted. (Libya-Immigrants)

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