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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, April 19

Xinhua
19 Apr 2021, 11:30 GMT+10

MOSCOW -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday that it is expelling 20 staffers of the Czech embassy in Moscow in response to the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic.

The ministry said in a statement that it summoned the Czech ambassador to Russia Vitezslav Pivonka and strongly protested against the unfriendly act of Czech authorities. (Russia-Czech-Expulsion)

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CAIRO -- At least 11 people were killed and 98 others were wounded in a train derailment on Sunday in the Delta city of Toukh, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, the Egyptian Health Ministry said.

A total of 60 ambulances have been sent to the scene and the wounded have been transferred to three public hospitals, the ministry said in a statement. (Egypt-Train-Derailment)

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HOUSTON -- Police are looking for the gunman who killed three people Sunday afternoon in Austin, capital of U.S. state of Texas.

During a briefing Sunday afternoon, officials announced that 41-year-old Stephen Nicholas Broderick was identified to be the suspect shooter. Broderick might have known the victims that were targeted. Their relationship remains unclear. (US-Shooting-Texas)

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QUITO -- The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador on Sunday proclaimed Guillermo Lasso as the winner of the second round of presidential elections held on April 11, with 52.36 percent of votes.

Lasso, the right-of-center candidate in his third presidential campaign, edged out Andres Arauz, a progressive candidate endorsed by Ecuador's ex-president Rafael Correa, who received 47.64 percent of votes. (Ecuador-Elections)

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