Xinhua world news summary at 1500 GMT, May 6

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NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average once plunging more than 450 points in early morning sessions.

The Dow dived 471 points, or over 1.77 percent, to as low as 26,033.95, shortly after the opening bell. (US-Stocks)

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LONDON -- Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex announced here on Monday.

Prince Harry said the baby was delivered at 05:26 BST and both the mother and baby were doing "incredibly well." (UK-Royal Baby)

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TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday held phone talks with U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s firing of unidentified short-range projectiles off its east coast Saturday morning.

According to the Japanese government, the talks were held at the request of Abe. (Japan-US-Phone Talks)

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GAZA -- A cease-fire agreement was reached on Monday between Israel and the Palestinian factions after three days of tensions, Palestinian officials said.

Official sources told Xinhua that there was no any raid after the implementation of the cease-fire agreement. (Israel-Hamas-Ceasefire) Enditem

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