Jan. 30 world news summary at 0130 GMT


SANAA — At least 25 civilians were killed in the latest U.S. counter-terror raid in Yemen on Sunday, tribal and local sources in Baida province told Xinuha.
At least nine women, six children, including eight-year-old daughter of former al-Qaida leader Anwar Al-Awlaqi, and 10 men were killed in the raid which was carried out at dawn in the Yakla village within the Walad Rabi’e district in the town of Qaifa, Baida, the sources said. (Yemen-U.S.-Raid)
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KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia — Three Chinese tourists on board a boat which sank off Malaysia’s Sabah state on North Borneo were confirmed dead early Monday after being rescued.
Three Chinese tourists have passed away among the 25 people rescued so far, while six people remained missing, said Ahmad Puzi Ab Kahar, Director General of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency. (Chinese-Boat-Malaysia)
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WASHINGTON — Thousands of protesters rallied in front of the White House on Sunday while demonstrations continued across more than 30 American airports after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily barring all refugees and seven Mideast and North African countries’ citizens from entry into the U.S.. (Protest-Refugee-Trump)
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PARIS — Benoit Hamon, former education minister and traditional left-winger, on Sunday became the Left candidate for France’s upcoming presidential election after beating his rival Manuel Valls in the primary run-off, partial results showed.
With votes in 4,322 polling stations out of 7,500 site counted, Hamon enjoyed a comfortable win with 58.65 percent of votes ahead of Valls’ 41.35 percent, organizers said. (France-Hamon-Run-off)
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JUBA — The international community on Sunday called for cessation of hostilities in South Sudan where intense fighting has killed hundreds of people and displaced million others.
In a joint statement received in Juba, the African Union (AU), the United Nations, and the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) expressed their deep concerns over the continuing spread of fighting, and risk of inter-communal violence escalating into mass atrocities, and the dire humanitarian situation. (AU-South Sudan-IGAD) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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