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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Aug. 16

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17 Aug 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

JAKARTA -- Three people were killed in a car crash that occurred on Jagorawi toll road linking the capital city of Jakarta and West Java Province on Tuesday morning, local traffic police said.

The fatal crash involved a minivan carrying three passengers and a tank truck with a driver. (Indonesia-Road Accident)

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NAIROBI -- Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday rejected the presidential election results announced by the electoral body Monday and vowed to pursue legal and constitutional means to overturn the declaration of the president-elect.

The 77-year-old Odinga who garnered 6.94 million or 48.85 percent of the 14.1 million votes cast during the hotly contested polls, behind the president-elect, William Ruto's 7.17 million or 50.49 percent of the total votes cast, termed the results null and void. (Kenya-Elections-Odinga's Rejection)

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KATHMANDU -- The Confucius Institute at Tribhuvan University, the second of its kind in Nepal, was inaugurated on Tuesday in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, with the stakeholders pledging more resources to make it a better platform for cooperation.

Though initiated in 2019, the university's institute hit a two-year hiatus from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Liu Yueming, the Chinese director of the institute. (Nepal-Confucius Institute)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson said Tuesday.

Jill Biden, 71, began to develop cold-like symptoms on Monday evening and a PCR test came back positive, according to the spokesperson. (US-Jill Biden-Covid)

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore reported 5,202 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 1,801,936.

Of the new cases, 407 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 4,795 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health. (Singapore-COVID-19)

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