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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, June 29

29 Jun 2022, 10:44 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday said most of the 50 migrants found dead inside a tractor trailer in the U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas, were Mexicans, and called it a "terrible tragedy."

The migrants were discovered on Monday inside an abandoned trailer amid extreme heat in the southern U.S. city. (U.S.-Mexico-Migrants)

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SOFIA -- Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov has announced Tuesday that his country has decided to expel 70 Russian diplomats as special services have identified the diplomats as people who work against Bulgaria's interests.

The prime minister submitted the resignation of his coalition government to the National Assembly on Monday, after it was ousted in a no-confidence motion. (Bulgaria-Russia-Diplomats Expelled)

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LONDON -- Latest data released Tuesday by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) showed the number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Britain has reached 1,076.

According to UKHSA, up to June 26, 2022, there were 1,076 laboratory confirmed cases in Britain. Of these, 27 were in Scotland, five in Northern Ireland, nine in Wales and 1,035 in England. Since the WHO's previous update on June 17, there have been 1,310 new cases reported, with eight new countries reporting cases. (UK-Monkeypox)

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OUAGADOUGOU -- At least 22 terrorists were neutralized during operations by the defense and security forces Monday in the southwestern province of Bougouriba in Burkina Faso, a release from the army on Tuesday said.

The release said the offensive action resulted in the dismantling of three terrorist bases, adding at least 22 terrorists were neutralized in total during gunfire exchanges. (Burkina Faso-Security)

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