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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Sept. 28

28 Sep 2020, 15:51 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. federal judge on Sunday decided to halt the Trump administration's ban on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, just a few hours before the controversial ban is set to take effect.

Following a telephone court hearing earlier in the day, Judge Carl Nichols of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia temporarily blocked the U.S. government's action, which would prevent new downloads of the app and software updates for existing users. (US-China-TikTok)

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 6 million on Monday, reaching 6,074,702, as the death toll reached 95,542, said the latest data released by the health ministry.

As many as 82,170 new cases and 1,039 deaths were registered in the past 24 hours across the country.

Still there are 962,640 active cases in the country, while 5,016,520 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals. (India-COVID-19)

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JAKARTA -- Ten people were killed after landslides struck North Kalimantan province in central Indonesia early Monday, with risk assessment being undertaken, two officials said.

Heavy downpours triggered landslides in three spots in Tarakan city of the province, but did not cause evacuation, Head of Emergency Unit of Provincial Disaster Management Agency Samto told Xinhua via phone from the city. (Indonesia-Landslides)

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BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that he highly values the unique friendship between China and Cuba and stands ready to help make the two countries good friends, good comrades and good brothers forever.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks in congratulatory messages exchanged with Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel to celebrate the 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations. (China-Cuba-Relations)

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