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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, April 22

22 Apr 2021, 21:44 GMT+10

TASHKENT -- A compressed methane gas tank installed in a car has exploded, killing a man and injuring another at a gas station in southern Uzbekistan's Qashqadaryo Region, the Uzbek Emergency Ministry said Thursday.

The incident occurred as the car was being refueled, and the injured man, an employee of the station, was hospitalized immediately, the ministry said. (Uzbekistan-Car Blast)

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GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- A district police chief was killed during a fighting with Taliban militants in Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni Wednesday night, a local government spokesman confirmed on Thursday.

"Acting police chief of Dih Yak district, Jawid Panjshiri, was martyred during a clash with armed militants in Dih Yak district, in the east of provincial capital Ghazni on Wednesday night," spokesman Wahidullah Jumazada told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Ghanzi-Fighting)

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ULAN BATOR -- A boat capsized in a river in the northern Mongolian province of Khuvsgul, killing seven people, including two children, the country's National Emergency Management Agency said Thursday.

The accident happened in the Selenge River in the province's Tosontsengel soum territory on Wednesday evening, the emergency agency said in a statement. (Mongolia-Boat-Deaths)

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NEW DELHI -- India's national carrier, Air India, has announced that all its scheduled flights between India and Britain from April 24 to 30 had been cancelled in the wake of the recent restrictions announced by Britain, officials said Thursday.

"Due to restrictions implemented by British authorities, flights scheduled between 24th to 30th April from India stands cancelled," Air India said. (India-Air India-Flights)

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