Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, April 12

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ISLAMABAD -- At least one child was killed and eight others were injured Friday evening in a blast in Chaman city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, an official said.

Deputy Commissioner of Chaman Shafqat Anwar Shahwani told media that the blast took place at the busy market area located at the Mall Road in Chaman, the country's southwest city bordering Afghanistan. (Pakistan-Blast)

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JAKARTA -- A strong quake of revised 6.8 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked off Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province on Friday evening while a tsunami warning was lifted as giant waves did not appear, an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

Earlier the agency reported that the quake was gauged at a 6.9 magnitude before the revision, Bayu Pranata, the official in charge at the agency told Xinhua by phone. (Indonesia-Earthquake)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's transitional military council said on Friday that it will not hand President Omar al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial.

"We, as a military council, and during our period, will not hand over the president for trial outside," Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the Political Committee in Sudan's Transitional Military Council, said at a press conference in the capital Khartoum. (Sudan-Military Council-Al-Bashir)

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MANILA -- Twelve Abu Sayyaf militants have been killed and 24 others have been wounded, including five soldiers, in four separate clashes in the southern Philippine Sulu province, the military said on Friday.

The Philippine military said the clash erupted at 10:37 a.m. local time on Thursday when the government security forces engaged about 120 Abu Sayyaf militants led by Abu Sayyaf leader Radulan Sahirun and sub-leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan in a remote village in Patikul town, Sulu province. (Philippines-Military-Death) Enditem

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