Xinhua world news summary at 1630 GMT, May 5

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PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan -- At least 16 people were killed and 57 others injured in Taliban attack on a provincial police station in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Afghanistan's northern province of Baghlan, on Sunday, sources said.

Those killed included five police officers, four civilians and seven assailants and those among the injured were more than 30 police officers, according to local sources. (Afghanistan-Taliban)

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NEW DELHI -- Death toll of Cyclone Fani has risen to 33 in Indian eastern state of Odisha, local media reported Sunday.

The extremely severe cyclone wreaked havoc in the coastal part of the state, causing widespread destruction and leaving hundreds grappling with water shortage and power cuts due to uprooting of trees and electricity poles. (India-Fani-death toll)

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GAZA -- Two Palestinians were killed on Sunday afternoon in an Israeli airstrike on eastern Gaza City, the Gaza Health Ministry said in a press statement.

The death toll of Palestinians has risen to 12 since a new round of military escalation between Israel and Palestinian factions days ago, said Ashraf al-Qedra, the ministry spokesman. (Palestine-Israel-conflict)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel and the United States will establish a joint energy center at an initial investment of 40 million U.S. dollars, Israeli Ministry of Energy said Sunday.

The energy ministries of both countries, along with the Israel Innovation Authority, have issued a call for proposals to set up the new center in 5 years. (Israel-US-energy center) Enditem

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