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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 12

Xinhua
12 Jul 2020, 11:18 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump was seen wearing a mask while visiting a military hospital near Washington, D.C., on Saturday, the first time he did so on camera since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in the country.

"I'll probably have a mask," Trump told reporters ahead of his trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he visited injured soldiers and medical workers tasked with containing the coronavirus. (US-Trump-Mask)

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SANTIAGO -- Chile reported on Saturday that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 312,029, with 6,881 deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health, 2,755 new cases and 100 more deaths from the virus were registered in the past 24 hours. (Chile-COVID-19-Caseload)

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LAGOS -- Two notorious gunmen have been killed in an encounter with Nigerian troops in the northern state of Taraba, a military official said on Saturday.

John Enenche, the country's military spokesperson, said the troops eliminated the two notorious bandits who had been attacking communities in northern states of Benue and Taraba on Friday. (Nigeria-Attack-Death)

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LAGOS -- Six people were killed and others in a road accident that occurred on Saturday in the southwest Nigeria's state of Ondo, local authorities said.

The driver of a freight truck lost control due to a brake failure and rammed into a car coming from the opposite direction along Ore and Ondo town road. (Nigeria-Accident-Toll)

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