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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, April 21

21 Apr 2021, 21:30 GMT+10

MANILA -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines surged to 962,307 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported 9,227 new infections on Wednesday.

The DOH said 124 more patients have succumbed to the viral disease, bringing the death toll to 16,265. (Philippines-Coronavirus)

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ADDIS ABABA -- The African Union on late Tuesday expressed condolences to the family and the people of Chad following the death of Chadian President Idriss Deby.

Deby died Tuesday from injuries he received last weekend on the front line of a fight against rebels, said the spokesperson for the Chadian army, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna, on national television. (AU-Chad President-Condolences)

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WASHINGTON -- A black teenage girl was killed Tuesday in a police shooting in Columbus, Ohio, shortly before a jury reached a guilty verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd.

At a news briefing in the evening, Columbus police showed bodycam footage of a responding officer shooting the girl in the afternoon as she appeared to attempt to stab two other girls. (US-Police-Shooting)

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia reported 1,169 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, raising the nationwide count to 25,364, the country's National Center for Communicable Diseases (NCCD) said Wednesday.

The Asian country added five more deaths in the past day, the NCCD said in a statement. (Mongolia-Coronavirus)

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