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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 27

27 May 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

ACCRA -- The World Bank has approved 150 million U.S. dollars to help the Ghanaian government control flood in the country's capital of Accra, a release from the bank's Ghana office said Friday.

The World Bank financing was for the improvement of the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) project to improve flood risk management and solid waste management for more than 2.5 million people in the Odaw River Basin in the heart of the capital. (Ghana-World Bank-Financing)

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BELGRADE -- In front of tens of thousands of supporters at a rally in Belgrade on Friday, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced he will resign from the leadership of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) on Saturday, to promote national unity at a time of crisis.

The rally brought together government officials, leaders of ruling parties in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Hungary, as well as public figures and celebrities who came to express their support for the policy adopted by the Serbian president to overcome the crisis created by two mass killings at the beginning of May. (Serbia-President)

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TRIPOLI -- The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said on Friday that protection of civilians should remain paramount in any law enforcement measures in the country.

The appeal came a day after the Government of National Unity's Defense Ministry launched airstrikes on hideouts of human and fuel traffickers in western Libya, sparking fear of civilian casualties in the operation. (Libya-UNSMIL-Airstrikes)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Boeing announced on Friday that it has begun construction on a new facility to house "state-of-the-art, post-assembly phases of future military aircraft production."

The new Advanced Coatings Center will be a secure facility operated by Phantom Works, Boeing Defense, Space & Security's proprietary research, development and prototyping division, the company said. (US-Boeing-Facility-Phantom Works)

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