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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 13

13 Jan 2021, 10:30 GMT+10

BOGOTA -- At least 14 people were injured when a device exploded in the Colombian city of Barranquilla, capital of the northern department of Atlantico, Mayor Jaime Pumarejo said on Tuesday.

After condemning the attack, the mayor announced a reward of 20 million pesos (about 5,740 U.S. dollars) to anyone who provides relevant information leading to any arrests. (Colombia-Explosion)

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ABUJA -- At least three people were killed and four others injured after a heavy-duty truck carrying a container fell on a bus in Nigeria's southwest region on Tuesday, said the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).

The incident which occurred in the city of Ibadan, capital of the southwestern state of Oyo, was due to a brake failure and loss of control by the driver of the truck carrying the container, the FRSC said. (Nigeria-Road-Accident)

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KHARTOUM -- The Sudanese government on Tuesday announced that six civilians were killed in an attack by Ethiopian militias near Sudan's border with Ethiopia.

"Yesterday (Monday) afternoon, Al-Quraisha locality in eastern Sudan was attacked by the Ethiopian Shifta gangs, which left five innocent women and a child killed, while other two women went missing, all of whom were Sudanese who were busy with harvesting activities," said Sudan's Foreign Ministry in a statement. (Sudan-Ethiopia-Border-Attack)

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SANTIAGO -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and his wife Cecilia Morel are to begin "preventive quarantine" after coming into close contact with a person later diagnosed to have COVID-19, the president's press office said on Tuesday.

Both Pinera and the first lady tested negative for COVID-19, according to the statement. (Chile-Coronavirus)

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