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Xinhua world news summary at 0100 GMT, Aug. 9

09 Aug 2022, 11:18 GMT+10

QUITO -- Ecuador on Monday confirmed three new cases of monkeypox, raising the country's total number of cases to 10, including one fatality, the Public Health Ministry said.

"One person died on Monday as a result of his pre-existing ailments," the ministry said in a release. (Ecuador-Monkeypox)

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VIENNA -- The European Union on Monday put forward a final text of the draft decision on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, while awaiting political decisions from participants of the Vienna talks.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tweeted on Monday that "What can be negotiated has been negotiated, and it's now in a final text." (Iran-Nuclear talks)

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WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday evening that his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, had been raided by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Trump said in a statement that his home "is currently under siege, raided and occupied by a large group of FBI agents."

Neither the FBI nor the U.S. Department of Justice commented on the raid. (US-Trump-FBI)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Deadly clashes erupted on Monday between rival security units across various residential neighborhoods of the Yemeni oil-rich province of Shabwa, a government official told Xinhua.

Security units loyal to the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Islah Party launched an attack against the rival security forces of the government in Ataq, the provincial capital, triggering intense street battles, the local government source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Clashes-Security Forces)

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NAIROBI -- Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said Monday that it had finalized preparations for national polls slated Tuesday.

Wafula Chebukati, the Chairman of IEBC said that logistics including deployment of ballot papers, polling clerks and security personnel had been finalized to ensure the voting exercise was devoid of glitches. (Kenya-Election)

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