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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 5

05 May 2021, 11:55 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday congressional GOP members were concerned about the ability of Liz Cheney, who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in January and whose anti-Trump stance remained firm, to carry out her job as House Republican conference chair.

Asked during the "Fox & Friends" program whether Republicans were unhappy about Cheney, the No.3 GOP member in the House, over her impeachment vote, McCarthy said the concern was not about her decision to impeach Trump, but rather her ability to fulfill her leadership duty carrying out the party's message as the 2022 midterm election nears. (US-Republican Party-Cheney)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Two militants were killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight with government forces in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight erupted at the village Nathipora area of Sopore in Baramulla district, about 55 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Kashmir-India-gunfight-militants-police-killings)

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YANGON -- Five people including a lawmaker were killed with one injured in a blast in Myanmar's Bago region, state-run media reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, an explosion occurred during a test-run of a handmade time bomb in Pyi township at around 05:00 p.m. local time on Monday.

The incident killed four people on the spot including a former member of the regional parliament while another one died of serious wounds later, said the state media, adding that a detailed investigation is underway. (Myanmar-Blast)

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday held a virtual summit and signed nine agreements, according to the Ministry of External Affairs of India.

The agreements were signed on areas including trade, innovation, digital technology, telecommunication, customs cooperation, medical products regulation, and pharmaceutical cooperation. (India-Britain-Summit)

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