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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Oct. 11

11 Oct 2021, 15:44 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Discussions between the U.S. and Afghan Taliban officials in Doha, Qatar were "candid and professional," the U.S. State Department said on Sunday.

A U.S. interagency delegation met with senior Taliban representatives in Doha over the weekend, U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a readout. (US-Taliban-Meeting)

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TRIPOLI -- The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday urged the Libyan parties to resort to dialogue and avoid escalation of situation.

"The mission calls on all parties in Libya to engage in direct and constructive dialogue to resolve all arising concerns and continue to adhere to the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF)'s Roadmap," UNSMIL said in a statement. (UN-Libya-Election)

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CANBERRA -- Nearly a dozen Australian groups have urged the government to donate millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses to help inoculate other countries against the deadly virus.

In a report published on Monday, a coalition of 11 health, business and society groups called on Australia to become a vaccine factory for the region. (Australia-COVID-19-Vaccine Donation-Call)

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