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News in Brief -(25-06-2019)

June 25, 2019 00:00:00

Two shootings leave one dead in US

HOUSTON, June 24: Two shootings happened on Sunday in Dallas, Texas, the United States, left one dead and two injured, local police said. A 28-year-old man was fatally shot early Sunday outside a Dallas strip club. According to police, the victim and the suspect were in the parking lot near the club when the suspect opened fire around 12:45 am.No details about the gunman have been released. — Xinhua

More HK protests planned for Wednesday

HONG KONG, June 24: Leaders of recent protests in Hong Kong say they plan more demonstrations for Wednesday, hoping to draw the attention of world leaders attending the Group of 20 summit. The leaders of the Civil Human Rights Front said they hope the world leaders in Osaka, Japan, this week will hear the protesters' concerns over the weakening of the city's legal autonomy from mainland China. — AP

Spain rescues nearly 300 migrants in two days

MADRID, June 24: Spain's maritime rescue service says it picked up 290 migrants over the weekend while they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea in small boats unfit for open water. The rescue service said it pulled a total of 153 migrants from four boats on Saturday, and another 137 from four more boats on Sunday. All the rescues took place in either the Strait of Gibraltar or in waters further east. — AP

Indian asylum seeker faces charges over suicide bid

PORT MORESBY, June 24: An Indian man who tried to kill himself by setting fire to his room at a refugee camp in Papua New Guinea faces charges of arson and attempted suicide, police have told AFP. Punjabi asylum seeker Ravinder Singh, aged in his 30s, locked himself in a shipping container room at a camp on Manus Island on Friday and started a blaze that engulfed two other rooms before being brought under control. — AFP

7.5-magnitude quake hits 286 km WNW of Saumlaki

HONG KONG, June 24: A 7.5-magnitude earthquake jolted 286 km WNW of Saumlaki, Indonesia at 02:53:40 GMT on Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre, with a depth of 222.0 km, was initially determined to be at 6.6 degrees south latitude and 129.1 degrees east longitude. — Xinhua

22 perish in road accident in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, June 24: About 22 people were killed and several others injured on Sunday along the Batie-Baham road in Cameroon's West Region after a bus carrying them skidded and collided head-on with a truck, police said. "Nineteen people died at the scene of the accident and the three others died in the hospital where doctors were trying to save their lives," the region's governor, Augustine Awa Fonka told reporters. — Xinhua

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