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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 21

21 Jul 2021, 21:18 GMT+10

TEHRAN -- Three people lost their lives and 41 others were injured on Wednesday after a bus overturned in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran, the semi-official Labor News Agency reported.

The incident occurred in the area of Panjab, 50 km from the city of Amol, as a bus traveling from Tehran to Amol with 44 people on board overturned, said Gholamali Fakhari, head of the Red Crescent Society (RCS) in Mazandaran. (Iran-Accident)

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CANBERRA -- Australia's state of South Australia (SA) has introduced widespread restrictions after the coronavirus pandemic re-emerged in the community and the number of cases continued to climb in the country.

As of Monday afternoon, there have been 32,017 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, and the number of locally acquired cases in the previous 24 hours was 111, according to the latest figures from the Department of Health. (Australia-COVID-19)

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KABUL -- Several rockets were fired Tuesday on Afghanistan's Presidential Palace in Kabul but failed to hit the target, officials and media reports said.

Casualties have not been reported so far. Media reports said the explosions happened near the Presidential Palace. (Afghanistan-Kabul-Attack)

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SEOUL -- Eighteen more U.S. soldiers and five relevant civilians in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said Tuesday.

The USFK said in a statement that 23 USFK-affiliated individuals were confirmed with COVID-19 between July 9 and 17. (South Korea-USFK-COVID-19 Infection)

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