Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, March 19

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GENEVA -- The UN Independent Commission of Inquiry on the protests in the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Monday urged Israel to immediately ensure that its security forces' rules of engagement are revised to comply with international legal standards.

The commission presented its findings Monday to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), "after investigating all killings and many injuries occurring by the separation fence between Israel and Gaza during the demonstrations last year". (UN-Israel-Report)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States will "re-engage" with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), over issues of mutual concern.

Pompeo made the remarks in an interview with B98 FM, a radio station of the U.S. state of Kansas via teleconference. (U.S.-DPRK-Ties)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Unknown gunmen opened fire and shot dead a pro-government army officer along with his bodyguard in Yemeni southwestern province of Taiz on Monday, a security official told Xinhua.

The security source said on condition of anonymity that "an officer of the pro-government national forces was killed along with his bodyguard in an ambush by unknown gunmen in the central area of Taiz province." (Yemen-Government-Gunshot)

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KAMPALA -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni confirmed Monday that he will run for the presidency in the country's elections slated for 2021.

Museveni, according to a statement from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, said he was pleased with the confidence various party organs have in him. (Uganda-Presidential Elections) Enditem

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