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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Sept. 19

20 Sep 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

GENEVA -- A symposium focusing on the progress of the human rights cause in countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation was held here Tuesday.

At the symposium, human rights experts and scholars from China and other countries exchanged their views on the contributions of the BRI cooperation to global development and human rights progress. (Switzerland-Symposium-Human Rights)

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THE HAGUE -- Dutch King Willem-Alexander on Tuesday drew attention to the need to prevent a rise in poverty in the country, around two months before the next general parliamentary elections.

"The first thing that someone looking at Dutch society from the outside will see is an attractive country with good public services and a strong economy," the king said in his annual speech in The Hague. (The Netherland-King-Poverty)

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BEIRUT -- Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati appealed on Tuesday to the international community for assistance in addressing the Syrian refugee issue in Lebanon, the National News Agency (NNA) reported.

The prime minister made the remarks at the ongoing 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. (Lebanon-Syria-Refugees)

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LIMA -- At least 24 people were killed early Monday when a passenger bus veered off the road and plunged 200 meters into a ravine in southwest Peru's Huancavelica region, reported local media.

The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time (0630 GMT) in the mountainous area in Churcampa province. (Peru-Bus Accident-Casualties)

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