Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Jan. 21

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KIGALI -- Fourteen miners were killed on Monday in a cassiterite mine accident in Mwulire sector, Rwamagana district, eastern Rwanda, district mayor Radjab Mbonyumuvunyi told Xinhua over the phone.

The victims, including seven males and seven females, had gone about usual duties inside the mine, when a weak cliff caved in and collapsed, trapping them underground, Mbonyumuvunyi said.(Rwanda-Mine-Accident)

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NEW DELHI -- An Indian Navy official said on Monday that eight people died, one went missing and 17 people were rescued after a ferry boat capsized in the southern state of Karnataka.

Earlier, navy spokesman D.K. Sharma had tweeted on the official Twitter that 16 persons died and their bodies were recovered by the Indian Navy and India Coast Guard (ICG) assets. In another tweet, Sharma stated that the ferry boat capsized with 24 people onboard.(India-Boat-Tragedy)

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ISLAMABAD -- An explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province killed three miners and trapped at least four others, local media and officials said on Monday.

Local official Abdul Wali said the incident happened in Duki village some 160 km north of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan province.(Pakistan-Mine Blast)

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RABAT -- Moroccan air force Mirage F1 crashed Monday near the northern city of Taounate during a training flight, the Moroccan army said.

According to a statement from the General Staff of the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces, the plane crashed in an inhabited area due to a technical breakdown.(Morocco-Plane-Crash)

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GARISSA, Kenya -- Four people were injured in an attack by gunmen on a Chinese road construction site in Shimbirey, about 50 km from Garissa town on Sunday evening, Kenyan police confirmed on Monday.

Garissa County Police Commander David Kerina, who visited the scene, said swift response by the police helped save lives.(Kenya-Insecurity)

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TOKYO -- A shooting took place in Tokyo's Kabukicho district on Monday, in which a man was injured and rushed to a hospital, local media reported.

The incident occurred at around 6:35 p.m. local time, about 500 meters northeast of JR Shinjuku Station. (Japan-Shooting-Injured)

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TRIPOLI -- Libya's Interior Ministry on Monday said that 84 illegal migrants, including women and children, were rescued on Sunday off the coast of the city of Zuwara, some 120 km west of the capital Tripoli.

"On Sunday afternoon, a fisherman from Zuwara city reported that there was a rubber boat carrying a number of illegal migrants who were rescued by a patrol of the Coast Security Department," the ministry said in a statement.(Libya-Illegal Migrants)

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KABUL -- At least 17 Taliban militants were killed and 11 others wounded in separate incidents in Afghanistan, authorities said Monday.

In one incident, seven Taliban were killed and 11 others wounded after clashes between Afghan army soldiers and militants erupted in Qaisar district of Afghanistan's northern Faryab province late Sunday, Hanif Rezai, spokesman of army Corps 209 Shaheen, told Xinhua.(Afghanistan-Taliban) Enditem

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