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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Oct. 17

17 Oct 2020, 15:51 GMT+10

NEW DELHI -- At least eight people were killed and over 30 others injured Saturday after a passenger bus overturned after skidding off the road and collided with a car in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

The accident took place at village Baari Bujhia of Pilibhit district, about 260 km north of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. (India-Accident)

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SANTIAGO -- The Chilean government on Friday voiced its confidence that the constitutional plebiscite scheduled for Oct. 25 will be safe and called for wide participation.

The plebiscite, which will decide whether to modify the constitution, is a way "to solve our differences through democracy and voting," said Chilean government spokesman Jaime Bellolio. (Chile-Plebiscite)

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NUR-SULTAN -- The 12-episode documentary "Salem Kazakhstan" or "Hello Kazakhstan," which focuses on China-Kazakhstan economic cooperation, has been aired on Kazakhstan's Atameken Business TV channel since Oct. 9.

Co-produced by Atameken Business TV channel and China Xinhua News Network Corporation, the documentary was filmed from September 2019 in both countries, including Chinese cities of Hangzhou, Xi'an, Chengdu, Lianyungang and Guangzhou. (Kazakhstan-China-Documentary)

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil reported 30,914 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 5,200,300, said the health ministry on Friday.

Another 754 people died from the disease during the same period of time, bringing the death toll to 153,214, according to the ministry. (Brazil-Coronavirus)

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