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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, May 24

24 May 2020, 21:59 GMT+10

ABUJA -- Eight suspected kidnappers in Nigeria's northeastern state of Taraba were killed in a recent gunfight with police, said a spokesman on Sunday.

The police, acting on an intelligence report, had blocked a bush path used as an operational route by the kidnappers near Bali local government area of the state on Thursday, said David Misal, the spokesman for the security agency in Taraba. (Nigeria-Police-Kidnapper)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he has talked with the leaders of Sudan and Chad, countries with which Israel has no bilateral ties until recently.

The remark was made at the start of the first weekly cabinet meeting of the new power-sharing government between Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White party, a week after the unity government was sworn-in in the parliament. (Israel-Sudan-Chad)

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NEW DELHI -- India Metrological Department (IMD) has predicted heatwave to severe heatwave conditions over several parts of the country during the next five days between May 25 to 27.

"Heatwave to severe heatwave conditions over northwest, central and adjoining Peninsular India during next five days," reads a statement issued by IMD. (India-Heatwave)

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RABAT -- The Moroccan police said on Sunday that they seized 5.45 tons of cannabis in the northern city of Nador.

The banned substance was concealed in 165 packages inside a car which was intercepted by police during a routine security control on Saturday evening in the city, according to a police statement. (Morocco-Cannabis-Seizure)

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