Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, April 6

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WASHINGTON -- Eight U.S. trade organizations have urged President Donald Trump not to impose import tariffs on cars and car parts, saying an investigation that could potentially legitimize the duties "poses serious economic threat" to U.S. economy and the wellbeing of its auto industry.

"Any remedy proposing quotas or tariffs should not be implemented," the groups said in a letter dated Thursday, urging that Trump "not impose tariffs on any imported vehicle or motor vehicle parts." (US-Auto Tariffs)

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LONDON -- The Labour Party, the main opposition in Britain, on Friday accused the British government of failing to offer real change or compromise during the talks to end the current Brexit deadlock.

A Labour spokesperson said in a statement that "we are disappointed that the government has not offered real change or compromise." (Britain-Brexit)

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GAZA -- At least 83 people were injured on Friday during clashes that broke out between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli soldiers near the fence of the border between eastern Gaza Strip and Israel, medics said.

Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said in a press statement that the Israeli soldiers, stationed on the border, fired dozens of tear gas canisters, rubber bullets and live gunshots at the demonstrators. (Palestine-Israel-Clash)

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WASHINGTON -- David Malpass, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department, was selected as president of the World Bank Group for a five-year term beginning on April 9, 2019, the World Bank Group said in a statement Friday.

Malpass, 63, was chosen by U.S. President Donald Trump in early February as the U.S. candidate for the post, and has secured approval from the World Bank's board after a campaign without competition. (US-World Bank) Enditem

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