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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 16

16 Sep 2023, 10:49 GMT+10

LOS ANGELES -- The official death toll from wildfires in the U.S. state of Hawaii's Maui has been revised down from 115 to 97, local media reported Friday, citing authorities. (U.S.-Maui Wildfire-Death Toll)

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HAVANA -- The Summit of the Group of 77 (G77) and China kicked off at the Palace of Conventions in Havana, Cuba, on Friday.

The meeting, running through Saturday, gathers delegations from more than 100 countries. (Cuba-G77 and China Summit-Havana)

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MOSCOW -- The Russian Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft, carrying two Russians and one U.S. citizen, took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos said.

A Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket launched the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft from Baikonur at 18:44 Moscow time (1544 GMT). The spaceship is set to dock to the Russian segment of the ISS at 21:56 Moscow time (1856 GMT), according to Roscosmos. (Russia-Spacecraft-ISS)

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