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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 10

10 Jun 2021, 11:44 GMT+10

LONDON -- Britain has reported another 7,540 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest number since late February, according to official figures released Wednesday.

The country also recorded another six coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the national death toll to 127,860. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test. (UK-Coronavirus)

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LAGOS -- Eighteen people were killed in a road crash involving two commercial buses in Nigeria's northern state of Jigawa on Wednesday, the police said.

Eighteen people were killed on the spot as the two buses coming from opposite directions in the Birninkudu area of the state had a head-on collision which resulted in a fire outbreak, said Lawan Shisu, a spokesman for the police of Jigawa, in a statement. (Nigeria-Road Crash)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised travel recommendations for dozens of countries to a lower risk tier, adjusting travel guidance for vaccinated Americans.

The CDC lowered over 60 countries from "COVID-19 very high" Level 4 tier to "COVID-19 high" Level 3 tier on its updated travel recommendations list, including Japan, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and Germany. (U.S.-Coronavirus-Travel)

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BAGHDAD -- At least three Katyusha rockets on Wednesday struck an Iraqi military airbase in Salahudin province, north of the capital Baghdad, a provincial security source said.

The incident took place in the evening when the rockets landed on the Balad Air Base, some 90 km north of Baghdad, without immediate reports about the casualties, Mohammed al-Bazi, from the provincial police, told Xinhua. (Iraq-Rockets-Hit-Air base)

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