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Xinhua world news summary at 1100 GMT, March 4

04 Mar 2021, 22:30 GMT+10

BISHKEK -- Six people have died from food poisoning in Kyrgyzstan after dining at a cafe, the press service of the country's Ministry of Health reported on Thursday.

Early Thursday morning, four victims went to the Aksy Territorial Hospital in Jalal-Abad Oblast in the southern part of the country for treatment for food poisoning. (Kyrgyzstan-Food Poisoning)

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RIYADH -- The Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen announced on Thursday the interception of a ballistic missile launched by Houthis towards the Saudi Arabian border city Jazan in the southwest, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Brigadier General Turki Al-Malki, the coalition spokesperson, was quoted as saying that the missile was intercepted by the Royal Saudi Air Force. (Saudi-Missile-Yemen)

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LOS ANGELES -- An unmanned SpaceX's Starship prototype on Wednesday exploded on the ground shortly after landing in a test flight, according to a SpaceX video online.

After the flight, flames were seen to come out from the bottom of the Starship rocket Serial Number 10, or SN10, and it exploded minutes after landing. (US-SpaceX-Starship)

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LONDON -- The British government will fund what it believes to be the world's first study assessing the effectiveness of a third dose of vaccine to combat COVID-19, the UK Budget revealed on Wednesday.

The government is committing 22 million pounds (30.70 million U.S. dollars) to studies that test the effectiveness of a combination of different COVID-19 vaccines. This will also fund the world's first study assessing the effectiveness of a third dose of vaccine to improve the response against current and future variants of COVID-19, according to the Budget. (Britain-Budget-Vaccine)

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