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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Jan. 16

Xinhua
16 Jan 2022, 20:44 GMT+10

MOGADISHU -- A Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu was injured in a suicide car bombing in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, Sunday, said a police source.

Police spokesman Abdifitah Aden said that a suicide bomber blew himself up at Moalimu's vehicle at a busy Dabka intersection in Mogadishu. (Somalia-Suicide Car Bombing-Injury)

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed his deep concern after reports of a tsunami and ash affecting Tonga following the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific nation.

Tsunami warnings have been issued in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States. (UN-Guterres-Tonga-Vocano)

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KATHMANDU -- Nepal on Sunday sent about 12 tons of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, including medicines, garments and utensils, the country's foreign minister said.

Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka called it Nepal's "moral responsibility" to offer aid to Afghanistan, a fellow member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, where he said droughts have affected food production and freezing winter is making life difficult. (Nepal-Afghanistan-Humanitarian Aid)

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HOUSTON -- All hostages "are out alive and safe" after an hours-long standoff ended on Saturday night at a synagogue in Colleyville, south central U.S. state Texas, Governor Greg Abbott tweeted.

Colleyville police confirmed the information just before 10 p.m. local time (0400 GMT on Sunday). (U.S.-Hostage-Release)

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