Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Jan. 2

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STOCKHOLM -- Six people were killed and 16 others injured in a train accident over a bridge linking two of Denmark's main islands on Wednesday morning, according to reports by the Swedish Television.

A tarpaulin on a freight train was blown off by strong wind and hit a high-speed passenger train going in the opposite direction on the Great Belt Bridge, prompting it to brake suddenly. (Denmark-Train Accident)

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HO CHI MINH CITY -- A tractor trailer crashed into nearly 20 motorbikes, which stopped at a traffic light in Vietnam's southern Long An province Wednesday afternoon, killing at least six people and injuring 22 others, local media reported.

The accident, involving the tractor trailer and 18 motorbikes on national road 1A, killed five people instantly and injured 23 others, of whom one died in hospital later, national radio station Voice of Vietnam (VOV) reported. (Vietnam-Traffic)

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MOSCOW -- A total of 14 bodies were recovered so far after a gas explosion in a residential building in the city of Magnitogorsk, local branch of the Russian emergency ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

Dozens remains unaccounted for, as rescue operations are still under way in wake of the new year eve accident in the city 1,400 km east of Moscow. (Russia-Explosion-Deaths)

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SEOUL -- Top nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States on Wednesday held phone talks over the New Year's speech by Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Seoul's foreign ministry said.

Lee Do-hoon, South Korea's special representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs, talked over phone with Stephen Biegun, U.S. special representative for DPRK policy, for about 30 minutes. (S.Korea-DPRK-New Year Speech) Enditem

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