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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 13

Xinhua
13 Jul 2020, 10:44 GMT+10

LOS ANGELES -- Eighteen sailors were injured Sunday morning in a fire on a U.S. Navy ship at Naval Base San Diego in California, authorities said.

Eighteen sailors on board the USS Bonhomme Richard have been transferred to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, tweeted the Naval Surface Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet, adding that the entire crew is off the ship and all are accounted.

Around 160 sailors were aboard the ship when the fire was called away at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, according to the tweets. (US-Navy-Fire)

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WARSAW -- Poland's incumbent president Andrzej Duda was ahead by a tiny margin in Sunday's presidential run-off, showed an Ipsos exit poll.

According to Ipsos, Duda, who is supported by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, received 50.4 percent of the vote, while his rival, Rafal Trzaskowski -- backed by the main opposition party Civic Platform (PO) -- won 49.6 percent. (Poland-Election-Exit Poll)

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SANAA -- A family of 10 members were killed on Sunday when a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a house in Yemen's northern province of Hajjah, the Houthi rebels-run al-Masirah TV reported.

Two others were injured and rescued from under the rubble of the house in Washhah district, said the television.

The victims were mostly women and children, local residents told Xinhua. (Yemen-Saudi Airstrike)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's army said on Sunday that four soldiers and four terrorists were killed in a clash in the country's northwest tribal district of North Waziristan.

A statement from the army's media wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations, said that four terrorists were killed in an intelligence-based operation against terrorists' hideout conducted in Vezhda Sar area of the district on Sunday morning. (Pakistan-Terrorists-Operation)

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