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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, May 3

03 May 2021, 21:18 GMT+10

DHAKA -- A speedboat carrying dozens of passengers collided with a sand-laden bulkhead and sank on Monday in Bangladesh's Padma river in Madaripur district, leaving at least 26 people dead and a few missing, a senior police official said.

Abdul Hannan, the district's additional police chief, told Xinhua that "26 bodies have so far been found." (Bangladesh-Boat Accident,2nd LD)

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ULAN BATOR -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 hit Khuvsgul province in northern Mongolia on Monday afternoon, according to the country's Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics.

The institute initially released a report that the quake had a magnitude of 6.2, but updated it to 6.3 several minutes later. (Mongolia-Earthquake,1ST LD WRITETHRU)

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FARAH, Afghanistan-- Twenty soldiers lost their lives as the militants attacked a military post in Balablok district of the western Farah province on Monday, deputy to provincial council Khair Mohammad Norzai said. (Afghanistan-Fighting)

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KINSHASA -- The Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday announced the end of the country's latest Ebola outbreak, which killed six people in the past four months in its eastern province of North Kivu. (DR Congo-Ebola)

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