Xinhua world news summary at 1550 GMT, Nov. 4
KATHMANDU– The death toll from a strong earthquake that hit western Nepal on Friday night has risen to 143, Nepal Police said on Saturday. BEIRUT– Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Saturday called on the international community to exert pressure on Israel to stop its “daily encroachments and violations” against Lebanon and its sovereignty in land, sea, and…
KATHMANDU — The death toll from a strong earthquake that hit western Nepal on Friday night has risen to 143, Nepal Police said on Saturday.
The number of the injured has increased to 166, Nepal Police said in a statement. (Nepal-Quake-Death Toll)
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SIEM REAP, Cambodia — Cambodia inaugurated the western causeway of the famed Angkor Wat temple in the Angkor Archeological Park here on Saturday after 19 years of restoration.
King Norodom Sihamoni, along with Prime Minister Hun Manet, attended the inauguration ceremony of the causeway leading to the main gate of the Angkor Wat in the west. (Cambodia-Angkor Wat)
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NEW DELHI — At least seven people were killed, and seven others injured in a devastating fire that broke out in a pharmaceutical factory in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, officials said Saturday.
Several people are reported missing in the fire.
The fire broke out on Friday following a blast inside the Blue Jet Healthcare factory in Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Mahad in Raigad district, about 177 km south of Mumbai, the capital city of Maharashtra. (India-Fire)
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BEIRUT — Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Saturday called on the international community to exert pressure on Israel to stop its “daily encroachments and violations” against Lebanon and its sovereignty in land, sea, and air, according to a statement by Lebanon’s Council of Ministers.
During his meeting with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Jordan, Mikati stressed “the priority of working to reach a ceasefire in Gaza to stop the ongoing Israeli aggression there, as well as working to stop the Israeli aggression against southern Lebanon and the scorched-earth policy followed by Israel, which is using internationally banned weapons to cause more human losses and destroying southern areas,” the statement noted. (Lebanon-Israel’s Aggression)
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ANKARA — Türkiye said on Saturday it was recalling its ambassador to Israel, due to the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip caused by ongoing Israeli attacks.
In a statement, Türkiye’s Foreign Ministry said Israel’s military attacks on civilians had led to a humanitarian tragedy in Gaza, noting Israel refuses the “call for ceasefire and continuous and unhindered flow of humanitarian aid.” (Türkiye-Israel-Ambassador) Enditem