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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Nov. 20

Xinhua
20 Nov 2020, 10:44 GMT+10

ABUJA -- Seven people were confirmed killed after two trucks had a head-on collision in Kano, a state in Nigeria's northwest region, said a local official on Thursday.

Two others were injured following the accident on the Hadejia road in Nassarawa local government area of Kano on Wednesday, said Saidu Muhammed, a spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service. (Nigeria-Road-Accident)

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TEGUCIGALPA -- Tropical storm Iota left at least 14 people dead and one person missing after battering Honduras with heavy rains, the Permanent Contingency Commission said on Thursday.

Some 96,684 people were evacuated to higher ground and 73,301 people accommodated at 822 shelters. (Honduras-Iota)

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BRUSSELS -- Member states of the European Union (EU) need to make compromises for a deal on the new migration policy, as there is no solution that satisfies everyone, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday.

"We need to come together on this issue and we need to discuss and we need to find compromises," she said when addressing the High-level Interparliamentary Conference on Migration and Asylum in Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels. (EU-Migration-Von der Leyen)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. non-essential travel restrictions across its borders with Canada and Mexico will be extended through Dec. 21 due to COVID-19, U.S. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said on Thursday.

"In order to continue to prevent the spread of COVID, the US, Mexico, & Canada will extend the restrictions on non-essential travel through Dec 21. We are working closely with Mexico & Canada to keep essential trade & travel open while also protecting our citizens from the virus," Wolf tweeted. (US-Canada-Mexico-Travel Restrictions)

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