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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Oct. 27

27 Oct 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

KHOST, Afghanistan -- Two persons were killed and 25 others injured as a motor bomb went off next to a police base in Khost city, the capital of Afghanistan's eastern Khost province on Tuesday, Interior Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian said.

Meanwhile, Sakhidad Zaardad, the head of provincial hospital in Khost city, in talks with Xinhua confirmed that three bodies and 33 injured persons including 10 civilians had been taken to hospital. (Afghanistan-Car Bomb)

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ABUJA -- A senior Nigerian official has expressed fears over a likely resurgence of COVID-19 cases following the recent mass protests calling for police reform in the country.

For over two weeks, the country has witnessed a huge gathering of protesters across its states without an approved COVID-19 protocol in place, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Federal Government, said at a press conference Monday. (Nigeria-Resurgence-COVID-19-Protest)

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MANILA -- Strong winds and rain from Typhoon Molave have left three people dead and 13 others missing, and extensive damage in the Philippine countryside, the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Tuesday.

"We received new updates this morning and (we have) three dead, 13 missing and one injured for verification," NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Timbal said. (Philippines-Typhoon)

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SOFIA -- The Bulgarian Health Ministry on Tuesday reported record new COVID-19 infections and deaths of 2,243 and 42 respectively over the past 24 hours, taking the national tally of confirmed cases and death toll to 40,132 and 1,136 respectively.

The previous daily records of 1,595 new COVID-19 cases and 29 related deaths were reported on Friday and Thursday, respectively. (Bulgaria-COVID-19)

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