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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Sept. 19

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20 Sep 2022, 02:18 GMT+10

SANAA -- A total of 17 Houthi militants were killed when attempting to infiltrate into a military camp in the government-controlled province of Marib in central Yemen, a military source on the frontline told Xinhua on Monday.

The operation happened late on Sunday night in Madghal district in the northwestern part of the province. (Yemen-Houthis-Operation)

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YAOUNDE -- A member of the Boko Haram, one of the largest Islamist militant groups in Africa, and two civilians were killed in Cameroon's Far North region, security sources said on Monday.

The army said its forces repelled an attack by the group in Guedjele of the region Sunday night, killing one militant. (Cameroon-Attack-Boko Haram)

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LONDON -- Britain held a state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, the country's longest-reigning monarch, at Westminster Abbey on Monday, attended by a host of world leaders, royalty and other dignitaries.

Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, aged 96, at Balmoral in Scotland after a 70-year reign. Her eldest son, Charles, succeeded the throne. (UK-Queen-State Funeral)

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ISLAMABAD -- Nine people were injured on Monday from a blast in a house in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, the rescue service reported.

According to the reports, the accident took place early in the morning due to the gas inside the water tank of the house. (Pakistan-Blast-Injured)

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Four people including two children were injured after a blast shocked the Zhari district in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province on Monday, provincial administration spokesman Hajji Zahid said.

The blast took place around noon in Sanzari village of the Zhari district, injuring four people including two children, the official added without providing more details. (Afghanistan-Blast)

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WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Fiona made landfall in Puerto Rico on Sunday afternoon, blacking out the entire U.S. island territory.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) updated the center of Hurricane Fiona had made landfall along the extreme southwestern coast of Puerto Rico at 3:20 p.m. AST (1920 GMT).

The latest public advisory from the NHC said Hurricane Fiona -- with maximum sustained winds at 140 km per hour -- is moving just west of Puerto Rico and heading for the Dominican Republic while "causing catastrophic flooding." (US-Hurricane-Puerto Rico)

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