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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Nov. 23

23 Nov 2020, 10:30 GMT+10

BRUSSELS -- Top European Union (EU) officials on Sunday welcomed the Group of Twenty (G20) leaders' united commitment to addressing major global pandemic and economic challenges.

A declaration adopted at the 15th G20 summit showed that the group leaders are committed to shaping a strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive post-COVID-19 era. (G20-EU)

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ABUJA -- Nigerian police on Sunday confirmed that five worshippers were killed and 18 others abducted when gunmen attacked a congregational mosque in the country's northwestern state of Zamfara.

The incident occurred on Friday in the Dutsen Gari community of Maru local government area in Zamfara, police spokesman Muhammad Shehu told Xinhua. (Nigeria-Mosque-Attack)

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WASHINGTON -- The United States said on Sunday that it officially withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty, in yet another move to abandon a major international arms control agreement.

"Today marks six months since the United States submitted our notice of withdrawal from the Treaty on Open Skies," National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said in a tweet. (U.S.-Open Skies Treaty-Withdraw)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani military said on Sunday that four terrorists were killed in the country's northwest tribal district of North Waziristan.

A statement from the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations, said that the security forces conducted an intelligence-based operation on a terrorist hideout near Kaitu River northwest of Spinwam in North Waziristan, killing four terrorists Saturday night. (Pakistan-Terrorist-Kill)

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