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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 27

Xinhua
27 Sep 2020, 10:44 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he is nominating Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative federal appellate judge, for the Supreme Court.

"She is woman of unparalleled achievement, towering intellect, sterling credentials, and unyielding loyalty to the Constitution," Trump said of Barrett from the White House Rose Garden. (US-Trump-Supreme Court nominee)

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BEIRUT -- A total of 13 militants were killed in clashes between the Lebanese army and an armed group in Wadi Khaled of northern Lebanon, Elnashra news website reported on Saturday.

The Lebanese army raided on Saturday the armed group in Wadi Khaled leading to severe clashes between the two sides near the Syrian border. (Lebanon-Terrorism)

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DAMASCUS -- Seven civilians were killed on Saturday by a car bomb explosion in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah, state news agency SANA reported.

The car bomb exploded at the southern entrance of the city of Ras al-Ayn in the countryside of Hasakah, said SANA. (Syria-Explosion)

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TEHRAN -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein met on Saturday noon his Iranian counterpart Muhammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, official news agency IRNA reported.

The two sides discussed regional development in the meeting, according to the information made available by the Ministry. (Iran-Iraq)

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UNITED NATIONS -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday called for nations to act together in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic and striving for vaccines.

"Unless we unite and turn our fire against our common foe, we know that everyone will lose," said Johnson, addressing the general debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. (UN-Boris Johnson-General debate)

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