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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Jan. 17

17 Jan 2021, 21:18 GMT+10

LONDON -- Britain will host the first in-person Group of Seven (G7) summit in almost two years in June this year, according to a statement released late Saturday by the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use Britain's G7 presidency "to help the world build back better from coronavirus and create a greener, more prosperous future," said the statement. (Britain-G7-Summit)

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JAKARTA -- The death toll of landslides in Cihanjuang village, Sumedang district of Indonesia's West Java province, has risen to 31, the National Search and Rescue Agency said on Sunday.

Currently, the search and rescue team is still looking for nine others who are still missing. (Indonesia-Landslides-Deaths)

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FAIZABAD, Afghanistan -- One police officer lost his life in a recent insider attack in Afghanistan's northern Badakhshan province, local police confirmed Sunday.

Sanaullah Ruhani, from media wing of provincial police department, told Xinhua that two policemen allegedly Taliban infiltrators shot and killed Najmuddin, a squad sergeant of district police station, at his house in Panjpiran village of Jurm district Saturday night. (Afghanistan-Insider Attack)

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LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles became the first county in the United States to surpass 1 million total cases since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, local health officials said Saturday.

The most populous county in the country, home to 10 million residents, on Saturday reported 14,669 new confirmed cases and 253 additional deaths, pushing its cumulative cases up to 1,003,923 with 13,741 related deaths, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (US-Los Angeles-Coronavirus)

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