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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 5

05 Jul 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

BEIJING -- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 219 km south of Sand Point, Alaska at 08:53:35 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 53.3659 degrees north latitude and 160.4307 degrees west longitude. (US-Alaska-Earthquake)

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CAPE TOWN -- South Africa reported 10,853 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day surge since the outbreak, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said early Sunday.

With the new infections, the total number of confirmed cases has jumped to 187,977, Mkhize said in his update.

Meanwhile, the total number of deaths related with the virus has reached 3,026, of which 74 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said. (South Africa-COVID-19-Record)

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MOSCOW -- Russia recorded 6,736 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 681,251, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement Sunday.

The death toll rose by 134 to 10,161, while 450,750 people have recovered, including 3,871 over the last 24 hours, said the statement. (Russia-COVID-19-Cases)

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ADDIS ABABA -- At least 166 people were killed in Ethiopia after a popular singer's death sparked violent protests which resulted in riots in the country's Oromia region and capital Addis Ababa, police sources said Sunday.

Girma Gelam, Oromia region's police deputy commissioner, told media on Saturday night that 156 people have died in the riots, including 11 members of security forces. (Ethiopia-Protest-Killed)

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