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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Oct. 29

29 Oct 2020, 11:18 GMT+10

SAO PAULO -- Authorities in Brazil's southeast state of Sao Paulo, epicenter of the country's COVID-19 outbreak, on Wednesday called on residents to help prevent a second wave of infections as economic activity picks up again.

"We have to maintain the caution that brought us here and avoid a second wave of cases as is happening in Europe," the state's Secretary of Health Jean Gorinchteyn said at a press conference. (Brazil-Sao Paulo-Coronavirus)

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LA PAZ -- Bolivia's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) on Wednesday officially certified Luis Arce as president-elect for the 2020-2025 presidential term.

The TSE presented Arce with the credentials that certify him winner of the Oct. 18 presidential elections, at a ceremony in La Paz. (Bolivia-Elections)

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BELGRADE -- Serbian parliament on Wednesday approved a new government headed by Prime Minister Ana Brnabic with 227 votes for among the 250 MPs.

In her keynote speech earlier Wednesday, Brnabic said that the new government will have six priority goals including the further battle against the coronavirus. (Serbia-New Government)

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ROME -- Italian antitrust officials opened a new probe into the activities of Internet search giant Google, the second of its kind in less than two months.

Italy's Autorita Garante Della Concorrenza e del Mercato -- the country's competition regulator -- announced Wednesday it was looking into alleged abuses of Google's dominant position in the country's online display advertising market. (Italy-Google)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called on United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to hold urgent consultations on convening an international peace conference.

According to WAFA news agency, Abbas addressed Guterres a letter, asking him to coordinate with the Quartet on the Middle East and the UN Security Council to hold the conference. (Gaza-UN-Peace Conference)

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