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Xinhua world news summary at 0230 GMT, Oct. 3

03 Oct 2023, 12:49 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution to authorize a Multinational Security Support mission for Haiti.

Resolution 2699 authorizes UN member states to form and deploy a Multinational Security Support mission for an initial period of 12 months with a lead country, in close cooperation and coordination with the Haitian government. (UN-Haiti-Mission)

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CAIRO -- Four students were killed on Monday in a microbus accident in Egypt's capital Cairo, according to the Egyptian police.

Five other schoolchildren were injured in the accident after the school bus overturned on the Samir Ghanem Bridge in the First Settlement area, the police said in a statement. (Egypt-School Bus Accident-Casualty)

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NEW YORK -- The trials of Donald Trump began on Monday in a New York courtroom, where the former president made an appearance to fight the first of several government actions against him - a civil case that "imperils his company and threatens his image as a master of the business world," The New York Times reported.

The case, brought by Letitia James, New York's attorney general, takes aim at Trump's boasts about his net worth, accusing him of crossing from hyperbole into fraud. In some years, the attorney general's office contends, Trump, his adult sons and their family business inflated his riches by more than 2 billion U.S. dollars so that they could secure favorable terms from banks. (US-Donald Trump-Civil Trial)

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ALGIERS -- Niger has accepted Algeria's mediation proposal aimed at finding a political solution to the ongoing crisis in the West African country, the Algerian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement on Monday.

After Niger's acceptance of Algeria's mediation proposal, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has instructed the foreign minister to travel to Niamey, the capital of Niger, to start preparatory talks with all concerned parties, the statement noted. (Algeria-Niger-Mediation Proposal)

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