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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 5

Xinhua
05 Jul 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

CHICAGO -- Six people have been confirmed killed in a mass shooting at an Independence Day parade Monday morning in Highland Park in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.

In addition, 31 other were injured and sent to hospitals, with 12 of them in serious condition, city officials said at a news conference. The suspect is described as a white male of 18-20 years old. (US-Independence Day-Shooting)

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OUAGADOUGOU -- At least 22 civilians were killed Sunday night in an attack by gunmen in the north-west of Burkina Faso, the government said on Monday.

"The provisional toll of the cowardly and barbarous attack stood at 22 killed, several injured and material losses," the government said in a statement. (Burkina Faso-Terrorism-Attack)

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ROME -- The death toll from a dramatic landslide caused by a melting glacier has climbed to seven a day after the tragedy in northern Italy, as rescuers on Monday continued to search for survivors.

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Monday traveled to the area where at least seven hikers lost their lives after part of the Punta Rocca glacier, at the summit of the Marmolada in the Dolomite Mountains, collapsed on Sunday. This led to a massive landslide of ice, snow, and rock. (Italy-Glacier Collapse-Death)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Three soldiers of the Yemeni government's armed forces were killed Monday in a drone strike launched by the Houthi group in the country's southern province of Dhalea, a government official told Xinhua.

"An explosive-laden drone of the Houthi group struck a security site near Qatabah district in the northern parts of the government-controlled province of Dhalea," the local government source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemem-Houthis-Conflicts)

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TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito is headed for victory in the upcoming House of Councilors election, with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's ruling LDP likely to win more seats than the number it currently holds, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

The LDP is projected to snatch about 60 seats on its own, up from the current 55 it holds, showed a poll conducted by Nikkei business daily at the weekend. (Japan-Upper House Election)

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