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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Jan. 22

22 Jan 2021, 20:44 GMT+10

JAKARTA -- One more overseas Indonesian died of COVID-19, bringing the total death toll to 171, according to the Foreign Ministry on Friday.

Meanwhile, nine more overseas Indonesians tested positive for COVID-19, raising the total number of cases to 2,932. (Indonesia-COVID-19)

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ULAN BATOR -- The ruling Mongolian People's Party on Friday decided to nominate Luvsannamsrai Oyun-Erdene, chief cabinet secretary, as the country's next prime minister.

Oyun-Erdene received full support from members of the party who attended an online conference on Friday to select a nominee for the next prime minister after the resignation of the government. (Mongolia-PM-Nomination)

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BAGHDAD -- The extremist Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in Iraq's capital Baghdad that killed 32 people and wounded 116 others, Iraq media reports said Friday.

The group identified the two suicide bombers by code names as Abu Yousif al-Ansari and Mohammed Arif al-Muhajir, who targeted a gathering of Shiite people in downtown Baghdad, according to local reports, citing an IS statement posted on the internet. (Iraq-Bombing)

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DAMASCUS -- A family of four members was killed at dawn Friday by a fresh Israeli missile strike that targeted Syria's central province of Hama, state news agency SANA reported.

A father, mother and two children were killed and four others were wounded in the attack, said SANA. It added that three residential homes were destroyed. (Israel-Syria)

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