Wed, 29 Nov 2023

Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 29

29 Sep 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

THE HAGUE -- Three people were killed by a lone gunman at two different locations in the Dutch city of Rotterdam on Thursday.

A 39-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man were shot dead in the afternoon, the police announced. The woman's 14-year-old daughter was seriously injured and died later in the evening in hospital. (Netherlands-Shooting-Death)

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UNITED NATIONS -- More than 16,000 children are displaced in eastern Libya following Storm Daniel, with their psychosocial well-being at stake, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Thursday.

Many more children are affected due to lack of essential services, such as health, schooling and safe water supply, it said. (UN-Libya-Flooding)

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BERLIN -- Leading German economic institutes on Thursday slashed their 2023 economic growth forecast for the country to minus 0.6 percent, a "strong downward revision" of 0.9 percentage points from the spring projection.

Although Europe's largest economy is still expected to recover next year, the institutes now expect gross domestic product (GDP) will only grow by 1.3 percent in 2024, instead of 1.5 percent. (Germany-economic projection)

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ABUJA -- At least 191 suspected gunmen were killed in various clearance operations by troops across the country in the past two weeks, a military official said Thursday.

Edward Buba, the spokesman for the Nigerian military, told reporters in the national capital of Abuja that 184 others were apprehended during the period, as troops continued their raids on hideouts of criminal gangs across the country. (Nigeria-Gunmen Death)

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