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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 30

30 Sep 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

LONDON -- Two people have been taken to hospital after a collision between two trains in northern Scotland on Friday, local media reported.

The crash happened at Aviemore Railway Station in the Cairngorms at 7:10 p.m. (1810 GMT). (UK-Train Crash)

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned Friday's two separate terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

"We very much condemn the terrorist attacks that took place in Pakistan, killing more than 50 people. The people responsible need to be held to account," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN chief, when asked for Guterres' reaction to the attacks. (UN-Pakistan-Attacks)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel has detected a new case of dengue fever, the country's Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a statement on Friday.

The patient, a student in her 20s, resides in the town of Kokhav Yair in central Israel and recently returned from a trip to Mexico. (Israel-Dengue Fever Case)

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DAMASCUS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian Armed Forces on Friday successfully intercepted and downed three weaponized drones in northern Syria, said the country's Defense Ministry in a statement.

According to the ministry, the "terrorist organizations" have persistently targeted civilians and army posts, posing a significant threat to the peace and stability of the area. (Syria-Drone Attack)

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