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Xinhua world news summary at 1100 GMT, June 19

19 Jun 2021, 21:49 GMT+10

NAIROBI -- Kenya Airways said it will resume operations on the Nairobi-London route on June 26 after Kenya lifted travel restrictions.

Julius Thairu, Chief Customer and Commercial Officer said in a statement issued on Friday evening that the resumption of flights to London, Britain, is in line with the airline's plans to grow and expand its routes as restrictions lift which will positively impact the flow of trade and tourism across the region by offering customers convenient travel across the world. (Kenya-London-Flights)

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TEHRAN -- A helicopter carrying ballot boxes crashed near Dezful city in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan on Saturday, official IRNA news agency reported.

One on board was killed and 11 others were injured, Qassem Soleimani Dashtaki, governor of Khuzestan province, told IRNA. (Iran-Plane Crash-Election)

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PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan -- Taliban militants' offensive to overrun Tala-o-Barfak district in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province has been foiled and the insurgents have suffered casualties, police said Saturday.

"The Taliban rebels launched multi-pronged attacks on Tala-o-Barfak district today morning but police in sharp reaction retaliated, forcing the rebels to flee after suffering casualties, and leaving four bodies behind and three more injured," provincial police spokesman Jawed Basharat told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Taliban)

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ISLAMABAD -- The goods train service between Pakistan and Iran was suspended after a freight train derailed in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, Pakistan Railways sources said on Saturday.

At least six bogies of the freight train, which was on its way to the provincial capital city of Quetta from Iranian Zahedan city, derailed Saturday near Dalbandin in Chagai district of the province, sources told Xinhua, adding that no one was injured in the incident. (Pakistan-Iran-Goods Train Service)

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