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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 3

Xinhua
03 Jun 2020, 10:59 GMT+10

CHICAGO -- Two people were shot dead and at least 60 were arrested as protests and looting continued in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs on Monday in response to the police killing of George Floyd.

Protests and looting spread to the north, west and south of Chicago as Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Sunday locked down the Central Business District and Loop. Major Chicago downtown area was looted and severely hit by rioters on Saturday night. (US-Protest-Death)

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ISLAMABAD -- A roof of a school collapsed in Pakistan's northwest tribal district of North Waziristan on Tuesday, killing six people and leaving 14 others injured, local sources said.

A local journalist from the area told Xinhua that the incident took place when the roof of a classroom in a religious school collapsed, burying all 20 students present inside in Zubair Kot village in Shewa Tehsil area of North Waziristan, the country's district sharing border with Afghanistan. (Pakistan-School Roof Collapse-Death)

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KABUL -- One person was killed and three others were wounded in a bomb explosion in downtown Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman confirmed.

"One worshiper was martyred and three wounded after an improvised explosive device detonated in the courtyard of Wazir Akbar Khan mosque at 7:25 p.m. local time," spokesman Tariq Arian told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Blast-Death)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- A helicopter with three people on board crashed near Fairfield, Northern California on Tuesday.

According to the Solano County Sheriff's Office, the crash caused a power outage affecting some 40,000 PG&E customers. (US-Helicopter-Crash)

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