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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 23

23 May 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

LAGOS -- At least 18 civilians were killed in an attack by armed bandits on a village in Nigeria's central state of Benue on Sunday, an official said Monday.

Scores of residents were also injured in the attack on the Iye village in the Guma local government area of the state on Sunday evening, said Christopher Waku, a security official of the Guma local government area, in a telephone interview with Xinhua on Monday. (Nigeria-attack)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli hi-tech company Electreon Wireless began on Sunday a nonstop 100-hour test drive on a wireless charging road, according to a statement posted on its Twitter account on Monday.

The company created a road charging system based on special copper coils placed just below the surface of the road, allowing cars to be charged while they are being driven. (Israel-Wireless Charging-Test Drive)

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UNITED NATIONS -- A Ghanaian peacekeeper serving with the UN Interim Security Force in Abyei will receive the 2022 UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award, according to a press release posted on the UN website on Monday.

Captain Cecilia Erzuah, 32, who has served in Abyei since March 2022 as the commander of the Ghana engagement platoon, will receive the award from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during a ceremony marking the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on May 25. (UN-Military Gender Advocate-Ghana)

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday implored governments and businesses worldwide to reinforce their commitment and take decisive steps toward building a sustainable future.

"Last year's agreement on the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework marked an important step -- but now is the time to move from agreement to action," the top UN official said in his video message for the International Day for Biological Diversity, which falls on May 22 annually. (UN-Biological Diversity)

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