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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Nov. 22

22 Nov 2020, 15:51 GMT+10

GUATEMALA CITY -- A demonstration against the approval of the 2021 budget in Guatemala ended up Saturday with a fire at the congressional building in the Guatemalan capital.

Some protesters approached the headquarters of the Legislative Palace, where they threw objects with fire into the offices of the Congress building. Guatemala's volunteer and municipal firefighters had to intervene to control the flames. (GUATEMALA-Fire-Budget)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally reached 9,095,806 on Sunday as 45,209 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the data, the death toll mounted to 133,227 as 501 more patients died since Saturday morning. (India-COVID-19)

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WASHINGTON -- The presidential campaign of President Donald Trump would seek an expedited appeal after a federal judge in the state of Pennsylvania on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Trump campaign seeking to block millions of mail-in ballots. (US-Trump-Pennsylvania)

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ABUJA -- Nigeria's economy has slipped into recession for the second time in four years as oil prices plunged amid the COVID-19 pandemic, official data released on Saturday shows.

The country's gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 3.62 percent year-on-year in real terms in the third quarter of 2020, the National Bureau of Statistics reported.

With the two consecutive quarters of economic contraction, Nigeria -- Africa's largest economy -- has officially slipped into recession. (Nigeria-GDP-Recession)

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