Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Jan. 7

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SHARAN, Afghanistan -- At least 10 civilians were killed and 13 others wounded after a bomb ripped through a district bazaar in eastern Afghan province of Paktika on Monday, a local official said.

"Ten martyred and 13 wounded civilians were admitted to a main hospital in the provincial capital Sharan city Monday morning following a bomb attack in Jani Khil district," Mohammad Raffah, a provincial health official, told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Bomb Attack-Death)

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ANKARA -- A Panamanian-flagged ship on Monday sank in the Black Sea off Turkey's northern province of Samsun, killing six crew members, state-run agency Anadolu reported.

After receiving a call from the ship of 13 crew members, a coastguard team was dispatched 124 km off the Samsun coast and saved seven of them, Anadolu cited the local governor as saying. (Turkey-Sinking)

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BERLIN -- Price-adjusted new orders in November 2018 for Germany's manufacturing industry have decreased 1.0 percent on the previous month, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) announced on Monday.

New orders from the euro area were hit particularly hard and went down by 11.6 percent while new orders from other countries even increased by 2.3 percent compared to October 2018. (Germany-Economy-Manufacturing Industry)

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LIBREVILLE -- Gabon has arrested four soldiers who attempted to take control of the national radio station on Monday morning, reported RFI radio quoting government spokesman Guy-Bertrand Mapangou as saying.

Soldiers entered the national radio station in Libreville around 4 a.m. local time to read a statement in which they announced the setting up of a "national council of the restoration." (Gabon-Coup) Enditem

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