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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 15

15 Jul 2020, 20:44 GMT+10

TOKYO -- Japan's Tokyo metropolitan government on Wednesday raised its warning level for the spread of the COVID-19 from three to its highest level of four, stating that the virus continues to be spreading.

Tokyo confirmed 165 new cases of coronavirus infections on Wedensday, remaining below 200 for the third straight day, although the number of daily cases has topped 100 since July 2, with the latest daily infection tally marking the seventh straight day of three digit cases. (Japan-Tokyo-COVID 19 Warning)

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PRAGUE -- One person has died and at least 35 were injured in a collision of two trains Tuesday night near Cesky Brod, central Bohemia of the Czech Republic, according to local media reports Wednesday.

The accident happened at around 9:30 p.m. local time (1930 GMT) when a passenger train hit the end of a freight train on the line from Prague to Kolin, one of the major lines in the country, the Czech News Agency reported. (The Czech Republic-Train-Collision)

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NEW DELHI -- At least four people were killed and three others rescued alive on Wednesday after a building collapsed in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, police said.

The building collapsed early Wednesday at Chukkuwala area of Dehradun, the capital city of Uttarakhand. (India-Building Collapse-Toll)

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KABUL -- At least six Taliban militants were killed during airstrikes in two southern Afghan provinces, command of Afghan Special Forces said Wednesday.

"Six Taliban militants were killed and two others wounded during airstrikes in Arghandab district of Zabul province and Maiwand district of neighboring Kandahar province," Afghan National Army Special Operations Corps (ANASOC) said in a statement. (Afghanistan-Militants)

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JAKARTA -- The death toll from flash floods in Indonesia's South Sulawesi province rose to 16 on Wednesday with 23 people missing, local media reported.

"The 16 bodies have been shifted to three different hospitals," chief of North Luwu District Disaster Mitigation Agency Muslim Muchtar was quoted as saying by news website (Indonesia-Flood-Death)

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