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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 10

10 Dec 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

THE HAGUE -- The Dutch government announced on Friday a plan to build two new nuclear power plants by 2035, which will cover 9-13 percent of the country's total electricity needs by then.

The two "third-generation nuclear power plants" will each have a capacity of 1,000 to 1,650 megawatts, the government said in a press release. (Netherlands-Nuclear power)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Three soldiers of the Yemeni government forces were killed and eight others injured on Friday by unidentified gunmen who ambushed their convoy in the country's southeastern province of Hadramout.

The gunmen, suspected of belonging to terror groups, ambushed the soldiers in the Al Abr District of Hadramout, a local security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Gov't forces-Gunmen ambush)

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WASHINGTON -- A former police officer in Minneapolis of the U.S. state of Minnesota was sentenced on Friday for his role in the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

A Hennepin County Court judge sentenced J. Alexander Kueng to 42 months -- 3.5 years -- in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter for a state charge. (US-Minneapolis-George Floyd)

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TEHRAN -- A senior Sunni Muslim cleric was murdered in Iran's southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province while security forces said a similar attempt was foiled in Khorasan Razavi Province, Iranian media reported Friday.

Local cleric Molavi Abdulvahed Rigi was found dead on the roadside in Khash County earlier in the day, with three bullets in the head, Press TV reported, citing Sistan and Baluchestan's prosecutor Mehdi Shamsabadi. (Iran-Murder-Sunni Cleric)

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