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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Sept. 21

21 Sep 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS -- Over 87 percent of respondents to a United Nations (UN) global survey released Monday believe global cooperation is vital to dealing with today's challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Seventy-five years after its founding, six in 10 respondents believe the UN has made the world a better place. Looking to the future, 74 percent see the UN as 'essential' in tackling the challenges," according to statement from the UN. (UN-Global Consultation-Results)

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LOS ANGELES -- Hit U.S. TV series "Succession" and "Schitt's Creek" took home the top awards at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night, picking up Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, respectively.

The event was held virtually for the first time in its history due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony from a nearly empty Staples Center in the U.S. city of Los Angeles, while nominees watched remotely from their homes around the world. (US-Emmy Awards)

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ISTANBUL -- Turkish police on Monday detained 14 Iraqi nationals in Turkey's northern province of Samsun over their suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) militant group, the state-run Anadolu agency said.

Police launched operations simultaneously in different addresses across the province to capture the suspects who were believed to carry out activities on behalf of the IS, Anadolu noted. (Turkey-IS-Operation)

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LAGOS -- The number of people killed after a passenger bus fell into a river in southeast Nigeria on Friday has risen to 18, a police officer told Xinhua on Monday.

One person was confirmed dead on the spot during the rescue operation on Friday, 14 bodies were retrieved from the river together with the bus on Saturday, and three more bodies were retrieved on Sunday, said Stella Uchegbu, state commander for the Federal Road Safety Corps. (Nigeria-Mishap-Toll)

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