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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, July 20

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21 Jul 2021, 02:49 GMT+10

BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi military said on Tuesday that a suicide bomber carried out the bombing in the east of the capital Baghdad that killed 30 people.

"Reports of explosive experts and forensic evidence at the crime scene showed that a suicide terrorist wearing an explosive belt caused the explosion, during which 30 citizens were killed and more than 50 others wounded," the media office of the Joint Operation Command said in a brief statement. (Iraq-Bombing-Killing)

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MOSCOW -- The Russian Defense Ministry announced Tuesday that it had successfully tested the country's state-of-the-art S-500 Prometheus system, which was developed to intercept aircraft and missiles.

An S-500 missile was launched from south Russia's Kapustin Yar training ground and hit a high-speed ballistic target as planned, the ministry said in a press release. (Russia-S-500)

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BAMAKO -- Mali's presidential office on Tuesday said there was an attempted stabbing attack against the West African country's transitional president, Assimi Goita at the Grand Mosque of Bamako.

In a statement on Twitter, the office said the attacker was immediately overpowered by the bodyguards, adding that investigations are ongoing.(Mali-President-Stabbing)

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JERUSALEM -- The Israeli army said on early Tuesday that it has fired artillery shells at the southern region of Lebanon in response to what the army said was the two rockets fired from the territory of Lebanon.

According to a statement, the two rockets triggered sirens throughout the northern Galilee region of Israel but caused no injuries or damage. (Israel-Lebanon-Shelling)

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