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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Nov. 29

29 Nov 2020, 21:18 GMT+10

KHARTOUM -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said Sunday that 147 million U.S. dollars is needed to help Ethiopian refugees in Sudan.

More than 43,000 Ethiopians have fled here amid the ongoing conflict between the Ethiopian federal government and an insurgent Northern Tigray regional government since Nov. 4, said the agency on Friday. (UN-Ethiopia-Refugee)

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YANGON -- Myanmar authorities seized 88 kilograms of heroin in Mandalay region, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, the joint anti-narcotic police made a seizure in Patheingyi township on Saturday. (Myanmar-Heroin Seizure)

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QALAT, Afghanistan -- At least two people were killed and 23 others wounded in an explosion, targeting a provincial council official in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province on Sunday, in the latest in a string of targeted attacks, a local official confirmed. (Afghanistan-Zabul-Car Bombing)

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JAKARTA -- The Ili Lewotolok volcano in Lembata district in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province erupted, spewing a column of ash 4,000 meters to the sky on Sunday at 10:45 a.m. local time, an agency said.

The ash column is thick and gray, moving to the east and the west, according to the Indonesian Agency for Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation on Sunday. (Indonesia-Volcano)

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