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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Aug. 12

12 Aug 2020, 10:05 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Vice President and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California as his running mate.

In a tweet, Biden called Harris "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country's finest public servants." (US-Biden-Harris)

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LOS ANGELES -- Five people were injured early Tuesday morning in a shooting at a party in the Harbor Gateway neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said.

The incident was reported at about 00:30 a.m. local time. The victims were attending a large party at a warehouse when an unknown suspect drove up and fired randomly, a local media outlet, City News Service, reported, citing Officer A. Delatorre at the Los Angeles Police Department Operations Center. (US-Shooting-Death)

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MEXICO CITY -- At least 13 people were killed and 24 were injured on Tuesday after their passenger bus turned over just north of Mexico City, local authorities reported.

The accident occurred around 2:15 a.m. (0715 GMT) along a highway linking Mexico City with Toluca, capital of the central State of Mexico, near Ocoyoacac, a suburb of Toluca, local officials said. (Mexico-Accident-Death)

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JUBA -- At least 118 people have been killed in clashes between armed civilians and government forces carrying out a disarmament exercise in the northern Tonj area of Warrap state in South Sudan, officials said on Tuesday.

Makuei Mabior, executive director of Tonj East County, said that the clashes broke out on Saturday when an argument erupted between the security forces and a young man, resulting in clashes. (South Sudan-Clash-Death)

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