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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, March 24

25 Mar 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

ABUJA -- A total of 25 people were killed and 10 others seriously injured in a bus crash in Nigeria's northern state of Bauchi, the traffic police said on Friday.

Yusuf Abdullahi, a commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Bauchi, told reporters at a briefing that the bus conveying 35 people, including the driver, lost control and crashed after losing a tire in motion in the Katagum area of the state on Thursday. (Nigeria-Accident-Death)

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COPENHAGEN -- Europe remains a long way from meeting its target to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) by 2030 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increased burden of drug-resistant cases, a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

The report on TB surveillance, which arrives on World Tuberculosis Day 2023 falling on March 24 each year, was jointly launched by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. (Europe-Tuberculosis)

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DAMASCUS -- U.S. airstrikes on strongholds of pro-Iran militias in eastern Syria after midnight Friday killed 11 fighters, a war monitor reported.

The airstrikes hit an arms depot and other military outposts of the pro-Iran fighters in the province of Deir al-Zour, in retaliation to the pro-Iran militias' drone attacks on U.S. positions in the same region, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor. (U.S.-Airstrikes-Pro-Iran Militia)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least three people were killed and 12 others injured on Friday in a collision between a passenger bus and a dumper near Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, the rescue service reported.

The rescue service said that the accident took place in the morning on the superhighway when the bus hit the dumper from behind, resulting in casualties. (Pakistan-Road Collision)

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