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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 24

24 Sep 2021, 11:05 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- A gunman opened fire Thursday at a grocery store in Collierville, U.S. state of Tennessee, killing one person and injuring at least 12 others before shooting himself to death, local police said.

Collierville Police Chief Dale Lane told a news conference that police arrived at the Kroger store at 1:34 p.m. local time, about four minutes after receiving report of the shooting, helping escort the victims and evacuate the area. (U.S.-Tennessee-Shooting)

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ANKARA -- Turkish security forces killed 11 members of the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in northern Syria, the country's Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

Turkish commandos killed the YPG fighters after they "attempted to infiltrate and attack, aiming to disrupt the security and peace environment" in Turkey's Operation Peace Spring zone, the ministry tweeted. (Turkey-YPG-Kill)

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KATHMANDU -- Nepal on Thursday resumed the on-arrival visa service to foreign tourists fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a view to reviving the tourism sector.

In a travel advisory to be effective immediately, Nepal's Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation said that foreign tourists would be able to receive on-arrival visas after producing documents showing they are fully inoculated against the coronavirus at least 14 days prior to their arrival in Nepal. (Nepal-Tourist Visa)

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BRAZZAVILLE -- COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa must rise by over seven times from around 20 million to 150 million each month on average in order to fully vaccinate 70 percent of its people by September 2022, said the World Health Organization in a statement Thursday.

The 70 percent target was agreed at the global COVID-19 summit on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly this week. (Africa-COVID-19-Vaccine)

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