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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Dec. 5

05 Dec 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

HERAT, Afghanistan -- Suspected Taliban militants shot dead two guards of provincial customs office and a civilian in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday, local police said.

The incident happened after armed men in a car fired on the two guards of the customs office in Islam Qala port city in the western part of the province, bordering Iran, killing the two men and a passing-by civilian, the provincial police office said in a statement. (Afghanistan-Herat-Shooting)

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CANBERRA -- A wide-scale review of Australia's intelligence agencies has recommended the largest overhaul of electronic surveillance laws since the 1980s.

The federal government on Friday published a 1,300-page review of legislation governing intelligence agencies conducted by former Australian Security Intelligence Organisation head and Department of Defence Secretary Dennis Richardson. (Canberra-Australia-intelligence)

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NEW DELHI -- At least seven persons died in different districts of India's southern state of Tamil Nadu during the past 24 hours due to heavy rains and waterlogging, a local government official said.

A deep depression had formed over the Gulf of Mannar near Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu and later weakened into a depression. (India-Heavy Rains)

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BANGKOK -- Thirteen villagers have been reportedly killed due to flash floods and torrential waters in Nakhon Si Thammarat province in southern Thailand.

According to a report of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) released on Saturday, the 13 villagers drowned due to flash floods and torrential waters, following heavy downpours in Nakhon Si Thammarat over the last few days. (Thailand-Flash Floods)

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