May 26 world news summary at 1600 GMT

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ROME — Dozens of migrants were feared to have drowned as their packed boat capsized off the Libyan coast, Italian media said on Thursday.

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Between 20 and 30 migrants were feared to have drowned in the disaster, while more than 80 were saved in a rescue operation carried out by aircraft and vessels, and ships of the Italian coastal guard. (Libya-Migrants-Drown)
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NEW DELHI — At least three people were killed and 28 others injured Thursday in blasts inside a chemical factory in the Indian state of Maharashtra, officials said.
The blasts occurred at Dombivali in Thane district, about 40 km north of Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra. Television reports, however, put the number of injured in blasts over 100. Authorities have rushed fire tenders to the spot to douse the flames. (India-Fire-Deaths)
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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Thursday for the first time confirmed Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansoor’s death in a recent U.S. drone strike in the country’s southwest remote area along the Pak-Afghan border region.
Mullah Mansoor was killed by the U.S. drone strike on Saturday afternoon when he was traveling in a vehicle near a small town named Ahmad Wal in Balochistan Province which borders Afghanistan and Iran. (Pakistan-Taliban)
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KINSHASA — Clashes broke out on Thursday morning between police and protesting opposition supporters in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).
The opposition supporters were protesting against a recent Constitutional Court ruling authorizing President Joseph Kabila to remain in power beyond the end of his term until the organization of presidential elections. So far, Congolese authorities have not announced the new date for the elections that were initially scheduled to take place this year.(DR Congo-Clashes)
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ISE, Japan– Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) remained divergent on Japan’s appeal for enlarging public spending to boost global economic growth, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday after their discussion on global economy.
They agreed that the world economy still faces “serious risks,” but the introduction of flexible finance policies should be based on each country’s economic situation, according to Abe.(Japan-G7-Abe) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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