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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 7

07 Jul 2020, 15:30 GMT+10

NEW DELHI -- The total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed the 700,000-mark in India on Tuesday, reaching 719,665, and the death toll also rose to 20,160, said the latest data released by the health ministry. (India-COVID-19 Caseload)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least seven people have been killed and scores others injured in separate rain-related accidents in Pakistan's southern city Karachi due to the first seasonal monsoon rain on Monday, local media reported.

After weeks of extremely hot weather the residents of Karachi found solace when the first monsoon rain in the ongoing summer season poured in the port city of over 20 million people, but at the same time the unfortunate incidents of electrocution, roof collapse and uprooting of trees and billboards claimed seven lives. (Pakistan-Monsoon)

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JAKARTA -- An earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude rocked Indonesia's western Central Java province on Tuesday morning, but was not potential to trigger a tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said here.

There were no preliminary reports on casualty or damages resulted from the earthquake, the local disaster management agency disclosed. (Indonesia-Earthquake)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday took a fourth test for COVID-19 and an X-ray of his lungs.

The test results will come out by Tuesday afternoon, said local media.

"Everything is well," Bolsonaro told his supporters. (Brazil-Bolsonaro-COVID-19 Test)

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