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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Jan. 27

27 Jan 2021, 21:30 GMT+10

YAOUNDE -- At least 14 people were killed and 38 others badly injured when a 70-seater capacity bus collided with a truck early Wednesday on a busy highway in Cameroon's West region, according to local police.

The collision, which resulted in a fireball that partly burned both vehicles, occurred at about 3:30 a.m. local time on a steep road near the town of Dschang, according to police officer Jones Nanda. (Cameroon-West Region-Car Crash)

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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- A deputy provincial councilor in northern Afghan province of Kunduz has succumbed to critical injuries from a bomb attack, chairman of the council confirmed Wednesday.

Safiullah Amiri, deputy provincial councilor of Kunduz, was deeply wounded following a bomb attack in provincial capital Kunduz city at midday on Tuesday. Amiri lost his life at a hospital in Kunduz late on Tuesday, Mohammad Yusuf Ayubi told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Provincial Councilor-Bomb Attack)

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MOSCOW -- Russia registered 17,741 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the first time since Oct. 29 that the daily increase was below 18,000, the country's COVID-19 response center said Wednesday.

The national tally has thus increased to 3,774,672, with 71,076 deaths and 3,202,483 recoveries, the center said. (Russia-Coronavirus)

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BISHKEK -- Former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Mukhammedkalyi Abylgaziev was detained on suspicion of corruption, the press service of the State Committee for National Security reported on Wednesday.

It said that during the ongoing actions to root out corruption in the country's high-level officials, security officers found the facts of corruption and illegal incomes by former Prime Minister Abylgaziev. (Kyrgyzstan-Former PM-Detention)

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