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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 28

28 May 2020, 10:30 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media giants that his government could "strongly regulate" or "close them down" after Twitter fact-checked one of his tweets for the first time.

"Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices," Trump tweeted. "We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen." (US-Trump-Twitter)

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GENEVA -- The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization's efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual press conference from Geneva that the idea to support the establishment of the WHO Foundation dated back to February 2018, and "today it gives us enormous pleasure to launch it officially." (WHO-Foundation)

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ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan army said on Wednesday that it had "shot down" an Indian quadcopter along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region.

An army statement said the Indian quadcopter committed airspace violation in Rakhchikri sector along the LoC which divides the two countries in Kashmir. (Pakistan-LoC-Kashmir-India-Quadcopter)

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ABUJA -- At least 30 gunmen were killed when the Nigerian military conducted airstrikes around a large forest which served as a hideout for them in the northwestern state of Zamfara, an official said on Wednesday.

A series of airstrikes by the military on Tuesday also destroyed the gunmen's logistics storehouse in Doumborou Forest of Zamfara, said John Enenche, a spokesman for the Nigerian military. (Nigeria-Gunman)

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