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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, May 10

10 May 2021, 16:18 GMT+10

QALAT, Afghanistan -- At least 11 civilians were killed and 25 others wounded when a Taliban roadside bomb struck a passenger bus along a provincial highway in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province Sunday night, the local government confirmed on Monday.

"The incident occurred in Shahr-e-Safa district at midnight. The provincial police and rescue teams transported the wounded to a regional hospital in Kandahar province, in the west of Zabul. The number of the casualties may change as several wounded were in critical condition," the government said in a statement. (Afghanistan-Blast-Death)

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UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed deep concern over the continuing violence in occupied East Jerusalem.

He was also worried about the possible evictions of Palestinian families from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan neighborhoods, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the UN chief, in a statement.

According to the statement, the UN chief urged Israel to cease demolitions and evictions, in line with its obligations under international humanitarian and international human rights law. (UN-East Jerusalem-Guterres)

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SEOUL -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that his government will seek to find a way for restored talks between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and between the DPRK and the United States.

Moon made the remarks during a televised address to mark the fourth inauguration anniversary of his five-year tenure. He took office in May 2017. (South Korea-DPRK-Talks)

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HOUSTON -- The White House on Sunday declared a state of emergency in 17 states and the District of Columbia in response to the shutdown of one of the largest pipelines in the United States.

The regional emergency declaration from the U.S. Department of Transportation lifts restrictions for motor carriers and drivers who are providing assistance to areas that are suffering shortages of refined petroleum products.

The main pipeline carrying gasoline and diesel fuel to U.S. east and southeast parts remained offline two days after a cybersecurity attack was detected, the pipeline's operator said Sunday. (US-Pipeline-Cyber Attack)

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