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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Nov. 24

24 Nov 2021, 10:44 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS -- The top UN envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis, has resigned, one month before crucial elections in the war-torn country, a UN spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

"I can tell you that Mr. Kubis has tendered his resignation and the secretary-general has accepted it with regret," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (UN-Libya-Envoy)

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SOFIA -- Bulgaria's incumbent President Rumen Radev was re-elected after winning two-thirds of the vote in Sunday's presidential runoff, according to official results announced by the country's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) on Tuesday.

According to the results, Radev, 58, who was backed by several political formations such as Continue the Change coalition, Bulgarian Socialist Party and There Is Such A People, has won 66.72 percent of the vote. (Bulgaria-Elections)

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BELGRADE -- At least two people lost their lives and 16 were injured in a series of explosions that occurred at a private rocket factory in a southern suburb of Belgrade on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry confirmed in a press release.

The blast at the warehouse, where 500 missiles weighing 30 kilograms each were stored in a space of around 240 square meters, occurred at around 2 p.m. (Serbia-Explosion)

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LAGOS -- Nigerian police confirmed on Tuesday 24 kidnapped people, including five students, had regained their freedom during recent search and rescue operations by security operatives in the country's northwest state of Zamfara.

Ayuba Elkanah, police chief in Zamfara state, said at a press briefing in the state capital Gusau all the rescued victims have been handed over to the state government on Tuesday. (Nigeria-Police-Rescue)

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