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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 25

Xinhua
25 May 2020, 10:30 GMT+10

MOGADISHU -- At least five people were killed and 15 others injured on Sunday in a roadside blast in Baidoa town in southwest Somalia.

A police officer, who declined to be named, said that a land mine exploded near an internally displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Baidoa during Eid al-Fitr celebrations. (Somalia-Blast)

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JERUSALEM -- An Israeli plane has landed in Turkey for the first time for over a decade, Israel's leading airline El Al said on Sunday.

El Al was the only Israeli airline to conduct flights to Turkey until it canceled the route to Istanbul in 2007 due to high security costs and stiff restrictions arising from the tense relations between the two countries. (Israel-Turkey-First Landing)

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DUBAI -- Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, supreme council member and ruler of Sharjah, has ordered the release of 108 prisoners, according to the official WAM news agency on Sunday.

The clemency was granted to prisoners from punitive and reformative institutions in Sharjah, the third largest city in the United Arab Emirates, on occasion of Eid al-Fitr. (UAE-Prisoner)

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NEW DELHI -- Swarms of locusts have entered the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh thereby posing threat to the crops.

According to local media, it is the biggest locust attack in the state in the past 27 years and is likely to grow until the monsoon season. (India-Locusts)

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