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Xinhua world news summary at 0600 GMT, July 4

04 Jul 2020, 15:59 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Five people were killed and at least three others seriously injured after a car crash on Friday evening on a highway in Charlotte, a major city in southern U.S. state North Carolina, local media reported.

The crash happened just before 8:00 p.m. local time (0000 GMT Saturday) on Interstate 485 in north Charlotte, said the reports. An image from the scene showed that a tractor-trailer was involved in the crash. (US-Crash-Death)

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ISLAMABAD -- Death toll of the collision between a train and a passenger van in Pakistan's eastern city of Sheikhupura has risen to 22 on Friday night, Quratul Ain, spokesperson of Pakistan Railways said.

The spokesperson told media that the death toll rose after three of the injured succumbed to their injuries during treatment at a hospital, adding that several children and women were among the deceased and the injured. (Pakistan-Collision-Death Toll)

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WASHINGTON -- Four people were injured in a shooting on Friday afternoon at a shopping mall in a suburb of Birmingham, southern U.S. state of Alabama, local media reported.

Police responded after receiving multiple calls of shots fired near the food court at the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall around 3:18 p.m. local time (2018 GMT), Hoover Police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said in a press release. (US-Alabama-Shooting)

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WASHINGTON -- The Fourth of July weekend is drawing near in the United States, but this year's Independence Day comes against an unusual backdrop, marked by protests and unrest that have spanned more than a month over racism and police brutality.

In addition to fireworks displays and flyovers by military aircraft, U.S. media said that the celebrations will be joined by protests prompted by the death of George Floyd, and that some 20 protests are scheduled for Saturday and could extend through the night. (US-Independence Day)

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