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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Feb. 22

22 Feb 2021, 10:44 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY -- At least six soldiers were killed when a Mexican Air Force plane crashed on Sunday in the municipality of Emiliano Zapata in the state of Veracruz, the Ministry of National Defense (Sedena) reported.

Sedena said in a brief statement that the LearJet 45 with the registration number 3912 crashed after taking off Sunday morning from El Lencero Airport. (Mexico-Plane Crash)

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TEHRAN -- A temporary agreement was reached on Sunday in Iran's capital Tehran between the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to continue "essential verification" for up to three months.

The agreement was announced shortly before midnight in a joint statement by the AEOI head Ali Akbar Salehi and the IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi published on the AEOI's official website, after a one-day visit of Grossi to Tehran. (Iran-IAEA-Temporary Deal)

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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged that every adult in Britain will be given a jab of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of July, local media reported Sunday.

"We will now aim to offer a jab to every adult by the end of July, helping us protect the most vulnerable sooner, and take further steps to ease some of the restrictions in place," Johnson told Sky News. (UK-Coronavirus)

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NIAMEY -- At least seven people were killed and three others seriously injured on Sunday after their vehicle hit a landmine in Dargol commune in Gotheye department in southwest Niger, close to the borders of Mali and Burkina Faso, said a source close to the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

A regional CENI mission was on this vehicle traveling to this area for the second round of the presidential election held on Sunday (Niger-Deaths)

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