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Xinhua world news summary at 0130 GMT, June 6

06 Jun 2023, 11:30 GMT+10

TEGUCIGALPA -- The People's Republic of China officially inaugurated its embassy in the Republic of Honduras on Monday, following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on March 26.

Yu Bo, charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy in Honduras, said at the inauguration ceremony that Honduras seized the historic opportunity to make the important decision to recognize the one-China principle. (Honduras-China-Embassy)

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BRUSSELS -- The European Union has extended to Sept. 15 restrictions on imports of Ukrainian grain demanded by five member states who sought to protect their agriculture sector, the European Commission said on Monday.

The commission said in a statement that the bloc will phase out the exceptional and temporary preventive measures affecting Ukrainian wheat, maize, rapeseed and sunflower seed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia. (EU-Ukraine-Grain)

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GENEVA -- Millions of women and girls across the United States have suffered an alarming deterioration in access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the constitutional right to abortion in June 2022, the UN Human Rights Council-appointed experts said on Friday.

They said abortion has been banned in 14 states across the country since the start of the year, and the consequences of the Supreme Court decision has reverberated throughout the entire legal and policy system. (UN-U.S.-Abortion)

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DAR ES SALAAM -- At least five people died on the spot and 20 others were injured on Monday morning when a mini-bus collided with a fuel tanker in Kilosa district in Tanzania's eastern Morogoro region.

The accident occurred at 8 a.m. local time at a sharp corner after the driver of the mini-bus tried to overtake a number of cars and ended up colliding with the fuel tanker coming from the opposite side, Morogoro regional police commander Alex Mukama said. (Tanzania-Road Accident-Casualties)

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