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Xinhua world news summary at 0930 GMT, June 16

16 Jun 2021, 20:30 GMT+10

BISHKEK -- Kyrgyzstan reported on Wednesday 647 new COVID-19 cases, raising the national tally of infections to 111,990.

According to the Republican Headquarters for Combating COVID-19, total recoveries reached 103,565 after 308 more recoveries were reported in the past 24 hours, while the death toll from the virus rose to 1,912. (Kyrgyzstan-Coronavirus-Headquarters)

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ACCRA -- Ghanian police were placed on a high alert following reports that suspected bandits are planning to attack communities in Northern Ghana along the border with Burkina Faso, a police statement said Tuesday.

"Reports indicate that a Burkina Faso-based bandits are allegedly launching attacks in communities along the Burkina Faso-Ghana border. They are planning to launch attacks on the Bolgatanga townships and its environs including areas in Tamale in the coming days," the statement said. (Ghana-Burkina Faso-Security)

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WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday unveiled a national strategy for countering domestic terrorism, which U.S. media said is long overdue and may have a limited effect when implemented.

The strategy, unveiled in a 32-page document and aimed at coordinating interagency efforts, comprises four pillars: improving the sharing of domestic terrorism-related information among law enforcement agencies, preventing domestic terrorism and mobilization to violence, investigating domestic extremist groups to disrupt and deter their activities, and confronting racism and bigotry that have been the longstanding drivers of domestic terrorism. (US-Domestic Terrorism-Strategy)

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MEXICO CITY -- At least 12 people were killed and 13 others injured when a passenger bus overturned on Tuesday on a highway in Mexico's northeast state of Tamaulipas, state authorities told Xinhua.

Pedro Beltran, coordinator of Civil Protection in the border city of Reynosa, said in an interview that nine of the victims died instantly, including the driver, and "three other people lost their lives while being treated at the hospital." (Mexico-Accident-Death)

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