Aug. 9 world news summary at 1530 GMT

Figures around President Vladimir Putin have been the subject of EU and US sanctions
Figures around President Vladimir Putin have been the subject of EU and US sanctions

ST. PETERSBURG — Russian President Vladimir Putin met here with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday.
The meeting, which is expected to pave the way for restoring bilateral cooperation, is their first encounter since Ankara downed one of Moscow’s warplanes last November, which sparked a diplomatic crisis. (Russia-Turkey)
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DAR ES SALAAM — China-Africa Public Diplomacy Forum opens on Tuesday in Tanzania’s Dar es salaam with over 100 representatives from both China and Africa, including officials, businessmen, experts and media professionals.
The Chinese people will never forget the help from the African people, and the two peoples are connected by heart and soul, said Li Zhaoxing, chairman of China Public Diplomacy Association in his speech at the opening ceremony. (Tanzania-China-Diplomacy)
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LONDON — A military helicopter crashed Tuesday in Snowdonia, northwest Wales, starting a large fire on mountaintop, British media reported.
There was no immediate report of casualty, but witnesses said they saw a helicopter hit the peak on Tuesday afternoon. (Britain-Crash)
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NEW DELHI — At least six children drowned in a pond Tuesday in western Indian state of Rajasthan, officials said.
The children slipped in the pond at village Khokhsar in Barmer district, 538 km west of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. (India-Children Drowning)
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LONDON — A man was taken into custody after climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace, Sky News reported on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old man from Croydon was spotted by police officers who were monitoring the CCTV and arrested in the grounds of Buckingham Palace at 4:15 a.m. local time Tuesday morning, according to the report. (Britain-Buckingham Palace) Enditem

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