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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Sept. 22

Xinhua
22 Sep 2020, 15:59 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Democratic lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday introduced a stopgap funding bill, known as the continuing resolution legislation, to keep the federal government open until Dec. 11.

"The Continuing Resolution introduced today will avert a catastrophic shutdown in the middle of the ongoing pandemic, wildfires and hurricanes, and keep government open until December 11, when we plan to have bipartisan legislation to fund the government for this fiscal year," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement. (US-Federal Government-Funding)

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JAKARTA -- Floods and landslides have struck Indonesia's capital of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, leaving two people dead, one missing and 20 others injured, officials said Tuesday.

A river overflowed its banks due to torrential rains since Monday, and submerged surrounding areas in the capital which has recently been under partial COVID-19 lockdown again, spokesman of National Disaster Management Agency Raditya Jati said. (Indonesia-Flood)

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ISLAMABAD -- A road accident in Pakistan's east Punjab province has left seven people killed and over a dozen others injured, police and rescue teams said.

The accident happened on Monday in the province's Chakwal district where a van carrying over 20 people met the accident at a hilly terrain, police sources said, adding that the incident happened when the driver lost control of the van after its brakes failed while driving downhill. (Pakistan-Road Accident)

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexican police seized 627 kg of cocaine and arrested the driver of the truck transporting it in the southern Chiapas state, near the border with Guatemala, the Prosecutor General's Office said Monday.

According to the office, federal police seized the drugs at a checkpoint in the city of Huixtla, about 80 km from the Chiapas-Guatemala border. (Mexico-Drugs)

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