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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Sept. 17

17 Sep 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

KAMPALA -- A total of 219 inmates have escaped from a prison in Uganda's northeastern district of Moroto, a prison spokesperson said here Thursday.

Frank Baine, Uganda prisons service spokesperson, told Xinhua by telephone that seven inmates have been recaptured and three were killed after they escaped at Singila prison in Moroto town. (Uganda-Inmate-Prison Break)

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JAKARTA -- At least two people were killed in a landslide in Sorong city in the Indonesian province of West Papua, officials said Thursday.

The National Agency for Disaster Management's spokesman Raditya Jati said the landslide was caused by heavy rains which occurred on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. local time, hitting several villages in three districts in the city. (Indonesia-Landslide)

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BAGHDAD -- Four paramilitary Hashd Shaabi members were killed in two attacks by Islamic State (IS) militants in the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala of Iraq, local police sources said on Thursday.

In the northern province of Kirkuk, IS militants attacked in the morning a Hashd Shaabi base in al-Bashir area, south of the provincial capital city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, Maj. Taha al-Obaidi told Xinhua. (Iraq-IS-Hashd Shaabi)

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RABAT -- Moroccan authorities arrested in the Mediterranean five people, including three Spanish and two Moroccans, over drug smuggling, while seizing one ton of cannabis, Moroccan national radio said on Thursday quoting a military source.

It was part of many interventions by the Moroccan coast guard on Tuesday and Wednesday that also resulted on the interception of 186 illegal migrants onboard several makeshift boats, in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, it added. (Morocco-Cannabis-Drug Smuggling)

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