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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, June 19

20 Jun 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

LAGOS -- At least 18 people were killed when a passenger bus hit a truck on a highway in central Nigeria early Sunday, local police said.

The collision triggered a fire and burnt 18 people beyond recognition on a highway near Gidan Kwano village in Bosso local government area of Niger state, said Abiodun Wasiu, the police spokesperson in the state, at a press briefing in the city of Minna, the state capital. (Nigeria-Road Accident)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel on Sunday suspended entry permit expansion for Palestinian workers from the Gaza Strip after militants fired rockets from the enclave on Saturday.

"Following a situation assessment, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz decided to freeze the increase of permits," the minister's office said in a statement, citing as the reason a rocket fired early on Saturday from Gaza towards southern Israel. (Israel-Gaza-Entry Permits)

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KIGALI -- Two people were killed and six injured when armed insurgents attacked a passenger bus Saturday afternoon in southwestern Rwanda, Rwandan police said.

The attack by suspected members of the National Liberation Front rebel group occurred at 2 p.m. local time in Nyamagabe district, in Nyungwe forest, according to a statement by the Rwanda National Police. (Rwanda-Kigali-Bus Attack)

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PARIS -- French voters started to cast a ballot in 572 run-off races on Sunday to elect the 577-member National Assembly.

A total of 1,148 candidates who won the support of at least 12.5 percent of registered voters in the first round on June 12 advanced to Sunday's contest. Five candidates have won an absolute majority of more than 50 percent of the vote with a turnout rate of no less than 25 percent in their constituency. (France-Legislative Election-Second Round)

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