Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Dec. 2

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RABAT -- Four more people died after a bus overturned in Morocco on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 17, official news agency MAP reported Monday.

At least 35 people were injured, including eight in critical conditions, when the accident happened near the town of Bab Marzouka, 300 km east of the capital Rabat, on the highway linking the cities of Taza and Fez. (Morocco-Bus Accident)

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DAMASCUS -- More than eight civilians were killed and 10 others wounded on Monday in shelling by the Turkey-backed rebels in the countryside of Aleppo Province in northern Syria, state news agency SANA reported.

The shelling, which targeted the city of Tal Rifat in the northern countryside of Aleppo, is part of the series of confrontations between Turkey-backed rebels and the Kurdish militia and the Syrian forces in the north of the country. (Syria-Aleppo-Shelling)

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ANKARA -- Chinese embassy in Turkey on Monday held a planting ceremony in "China-Turkey Friendship Forest" with Mamak district municipality of the capital Ankara.

"We want to contribute both to the environment where we live and to our World," Chinese Ambassador to Ankara Deng Li said at the planting ceremony. (Turkey-Chinese Embassy)

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon ranked the first in Huawei's Middle East ICT competition which took place over the weekend in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, a Huawei statement said Monday.

A total of 13 teams of 39 students from across the Middle East competed in the final of the annual competition organized by Huawei, a Chinese tech giant. (Lebanon-China-Huawei Competition) Enditem

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