Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Sept. 7

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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday insisted he "will not" ask the European Union to delay Brexit again, even if he is required to do so by law.

Johnson made the remarks after the House of Lords approved a bill designed to block a possible no-deal Brexit. (UK-Brexit-EU)

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LETICIA, Colombia -- Leaders and representatives of Amazon countries signed a pact on Friday to protect the the world's largest tropical rainforest.

The "Leticia Amazon Pact" came as raging fires have burned thousands of hectares of the forest. (Colombia-Rainforest-Pact)

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TEHRAN -- In a fresh move to reduce commitments to the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, Iran started up advanced centrifuges on Saturday to boost the country's stockpile of enriched uranium, state TV reported.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) activated 20 IR-4 centrifuges and 20 IR-6 centrifuges, the AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi was quoted as saying. (Iran-Advanced centrifuges-Nuke)

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HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government has strongly condemned the vandalistic acts of radical protesters in the vicinity of Prince Edward, Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei on Friday.

The Hong Kong Police will take "resolute enforcement actions" to protect the safety and rights of the members of the public, a spokesman of the HKSAR government said in a statement issued early Saturday. (Hong Kong-Protest-Vandalism)

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WASHINGTON -- A U.S. ballistic missile submarine has tested four life-extended Trident II D5 missiles to validate their performance, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Friday.

Two tests were conducted by U.S.S. Nebraska on Wednesday and Friday respectively off the coast of Southern California, the statement said, adding all tests occurred before sunrise. (US-Missiles-Test) Enditem

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