Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, April 13

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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Taliban militants launched a well-coordinated offensive against security checkpoints to overrun the northern Kunduz city in Afghanistan, but the attack has been repulsed and fighting has been continuing to further push back the insurgents, a local official said Saturday.(Afghanistan-Taliban-Offensive)

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PYONGYANG -- Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said he is willing to meet the U.S. president again on certain conditions, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Saturday. (DPRK-Kim-Trump)

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CARACAS -- The Venezuelan government set up working groups on Friday to implement a "strategic plan" to stabilize and boost the National Electric System (SEN). (Venezuela-Plan-Electric System)

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DAMASCUS -- Israeli warplanes conducted airstrikes against a military site in central Syria before dawn Saturday, state news agency SANA reported.

The warplanes carried out the attack from inside the Lebanese airspace and targeted the military site in the central city of Masyaf. (Syria-Israel-Airstrike)

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SANTIAGO -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said Friday that he rejects military intervention in Venezuela.

He made the remark while meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, during which the pair made a deep analysis of the panorama of Latin America, according to a statement from the Chilean government. (Chile-President-Venezuela) Enditem

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