Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, March 2

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HANOI -- Top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un boarded a train back to Pyongyang on Saturday, wrapping up his five-day stay in Vietnam for the second DPRK-U.S. summit and his official visit to the Southeast Asian nation, Vietnam News Agency reported.

It was the first official visit to Vietnam made by Kim, chairman of the ruling Workers' Party and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, since he became the country's leader in 2011. (US-DPRK-Summit)

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JAKARTA -- The death toll from collapse of an illegal gold mine in central Indonesia has reached nine as unstable soil condition vulnerable to another mine slide hampered efforts to rescue the trapped miners, a disaster agency official said on Saturday.

Over 60 miners were working underground on Tuesday when the incident hit the unlicensed mine in Bakan village of Bolaang Mongondow district in North Sulawesi province, according to the National Disaster Management Agency. (Indonesia-Mine-Collapse)

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OTTAWA -- The Chinese Embassy in Ottawa Friday expressed its dissatisfaction with and opposition to the issuance of Authority to Proceed by the Canadian Justice Ministry on the case of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.

"The Chinese side is utterly dissatisfied with and firmly opposes the issuance of Authority to Proceed by the Department of Justice Canada on the case of Meng Wanzhou," said a spokesperson of the Chinese embassy. (Canada-China-Embassy)

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MOSCOW -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Saturday agreed with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman that the two countries need to strengthen their joint work on fighting terrorism and in military-technical fields, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"During the telephone conversation, defense minsters of the two countries noted the importance to step up cooperation in combating terrorist threats," a ministry statement said. (Russia-India-Phone Talk) Enditem

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