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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 21

21 Sep 2021, 11:05 GMT+10

ISLAMABAD -- Nine people were killed and 20 others injured in a firing between two groups while attending a session of a Jirga, the local tribal court, in Pakistan's northwestern Upper Dir district on Monday, police sources said.

The incident happened when the groups gathered in the court to resolve a dispute about a road to be constructed on their lands, Laal Bahadar, station house officer of the Barawal area of the district where the incident happened, told Xinhua. (Pakistan-Firing-Court)

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SANAA -- At least 35 Houthi rebels were killed on Monday when Saudi-led airstrikes hit Houthi reinforcements in Yemen's central province of Marib, a Yemeni government military source said.

"The airstrikes targeted four convoys of the rebel reinforcements in and around the western Sirwah district, destroying 13 pick-up vehicles and killing more than 35 Houthis rebels," the source in Marib told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthis-Deaths)

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BEIRUT -- The Lebanese cabinet formed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati gained on Monday a vote of confidence by the parliament with a majority of 85 out of 128 votes, NBN local TV Channel reported.

Mikati pledged to immediately resume negotiations with the International Monetary Fund on a bailout package in hope of rescuing the crisis-hit country from its worst economic meltdown in history. (Lebanon-Cabinet-Vote of Confidence)

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BERLIN -- Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Monday entered the country's election week as leader of the polls, after its chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz won a final TV debate between candidates from the three biggest parties.

Current Minister of Finance and Vice Chancellor Scholz was able to convince most potential voters of his merits during the debate on the private TV broadcasters ProSieben and Sat1 on Sunday, according to a snap poll by Forsa. (Germany-Election)

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UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged rich countries to deliver the promised 100 billion U.S. dollars a year for climate action in developing countries.

The top UN official told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York following the closing of the Informal Leaders Roundtable on Climate Action that the international community needs to deliver on three fronts including the rich states delivering "the promised 100 billion dollars a year for climate action in developing countries" on the way to the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, which will take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12 in Glasgow of Britain. (UN-Climate-Action)

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