Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Jan. 17

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CANBERRA -- Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reassured voters that his government is prepared for a range of Brexit options.

Speaking after Britain's House of Commons on Tuesday night voted against British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union (EU), Morrison on Thursday attempted to calm his own constituents amid the chaos. (Australia-Brexit)

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MEXICO CITY -- Mexico plans to regulate the entry of hundreds of undocumented migrants expected at its southern border, an official source said on Wednesday.

Authorities are planning a procedure to register the entry of women and children as one group, and adult males as another, said Tonatiuh Guillen, the head of Mexico's National Immigration Institute (INM), in a radio interview. (Mexico-Migrant)

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PHNOM PENH -- The European Commission has imposed tariffs on rice imported from Cambodia and Myanmar in a bid to curb a surge in rice imports from the two Southeast Asian countries.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the European Union (EU) said a significant increase of imports of Indica rice from Cambodia and Myanmar into EU caused economic damage to the EU producers. (Cambodia-EU-Tariff)

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UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed growing concern about the continued deterioration of the security situation in central Mali, and asked the government and armed groups to implement a 2015 peace agreement.

The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the continued attacks, including terrorist attacks, against civilians, representatives from local, regional and state institutions, as well as national, international and UN security forces, said the Security Council in a press statement. (UN-Security Council-Mali) Enditem

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