Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, April 1

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LOS ANGELES -- Two Marine corps pilots were killed in a helicopter crash near Yuma, Arizona, according to a statement of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station on Sunday.

The crash occurred in the vicinity of Yuma, Arizona Saturday night, the statement said. (U.S.-crash-helicopter)

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SANAA -- At least 13 soldiers and dozens of Houthi rebels were killed in clashes in Yemen's southern province of Dhalea on Sunday, a government source said.

Fighting raged after the rebels seized control over several sites three days ago in the north of Dhalea, about 245 km south of rebel-held capital Sanaa. (Yemen-Soldiers-Clash)

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FRANKFURT -- Three people were killed when a six-seat plane crashed near the German city of Frankfurt on Sunday afternoon, local media reported.

The plane came down near Egelsbach, 22 kilometers south of Frankfurt, and then caught fire, according to a police spokesman. German air traffic control said the plane had departed from Cannes, France. (Germany-Russia-Crash)

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TEHRAN -- At least five people were killed in the fresh floods that swept Iran's western Lorestan province on Sunday, Tasnim news agency reported.

Heavy rains and subsequent floods in Lorestan caused damage to infrastructure, including the residential buildings, bridges and roads. (Iran-Floods-Lorestan)

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KATHMANDU -- At least 25 people were killed and 400 others injured when a storm devastated villages in two districts of Nepal on Sunday evening, Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli confirmed.

Oli tweeted that parts of Bara and Parsa districts were struck by high-speed wind and lightning. (Nepal-Storm-Writethru)

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TUNIS -- The 30th edition of Arab League (AL) Summit ended on Sunday evening, calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state and reiterating its strong support for two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"It is unacceptable to continue the current situation that has turned the Arab world into a region of tensions and conflicts which threaten the security, stability and development of our countries," said Tunisian Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui, outlining the final statement of the summit. (Tunisia-AL-Palestine)

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ANKARA -- The early results showed the People's Alliance, between ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its ally the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), was leading in Turkey's local elections on Sunday, state broadcaster TRT said.

The People's Alliance was ahead with 51.8 percent of the votes in local elections after 90 percent of ballots were counted, the report said. (Turkey-Election) Enditem

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