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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 14

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14 Jul 2020, 20:44 GMT+10

KABUL -- Five civilians were killed and 11 others injured as a roadside bomb struck a mini-bus in Sarobi district outside Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Tuesday, district governor Gohar Khan Babari said.

According to the official, the deadly incident took place at noon, and all the victims were civilians. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Bomb)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Troops of India and Pakistan have exchanged fire and targeted each other's positions on the Line of Control (LoC), dividing Kashmir, officials said Tuesday.

The two sides traded fire late on Monday in Tangdhar sector of frontier Kupwara district, about 155 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (India-Pakistan-Kashmir)

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MALE -- Maldives aims to repatriate over 20,000 undocumented workers by the end of this year, local media reported Tuesday citing Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail.

Speaking to Parliament on Monday, Minister Ismail said that undocumented Bangladeshi workers numbering 4,000 have been repatriated this year, and another 20,000 repatriations are planned by year-end. (Maldives-Undocumented Workers-Repatriation Plan)

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JAKARTA -- At least five people were killed and 38 others went missing after flash floods struck Indonesia's South Sulawesi province on Tuesday, rescuers said.

Heavy downpours triggered an overflowing river and submerged surrounding areas in Luwu Utara district after midnight, said Dadan Sarkas, an official from the Search and Rescue Office in the province. (Indonesia-Floods-Damage)

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