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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Oct. 26

27 Oct 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Tuesday called upon developed countries to fulfill their climate change commitment of mobilizing 100 billion U.S. dollars per year by 2020 through 2025 to support the implementation of mitigation and adaptation actions of developing countries, including ASEAN member states. (Brunei-ASEAN-Climate change)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Fighters of the Houthi rebel group seized a key area from the government's grip in Yemen's oil-rich northern province of Marib on Tuesday, a military official told Xinhua.

Following several days of fighting, the Houthi militia advanced and captured Jadeed area, the center of the strategic district of Al Jubah, in Marib's southern part, the local military source said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Houthi)

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BISHKEK -- The victims of food poisoning that occurred in the popular cafe chain Pizza Empire in Kyrgyzstan's capital have grown to 179, the country's health ministry reported on Tuesday.

Until 11:00 a.m. local time (0500 GMT), the total number of people who had requested medical help from health care organizations in Bishkek and Chui Oblast due to food poisoning had reached 179, including 18 children, it said. (Kyrgyzstan-Food Poisoning)

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ATHENS -- Three people were killed, 21 rescued and three missing after a boat carrying refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece sank off the coasts of Chios island in the northern Aegean Sea, Greek national news agency AMNA reported Tuesday.

Details about the incident, including the nationalities of the survivors and the missing, were still unclear, said the report citing Hellenic Coast Guard sources. (Greece-Migrant-Boat Sinking)

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MOSCOW -- Surrogate alcohol has killed at least 30 people in western Russia's Sverdlovsk region, TASS news agency reported Tuesday.

TASS said, citing a source, that the Russian authorities are working to uncover new distribution channels for counterfeit alcohol in the Urals, where part of Sverdlovsk is located. (Russia-Fake Alcohol)

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