Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Oct. 23

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held phone talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi over Iran.

Pompeo and his Japanese counterpart discussed coordination on Iran, a state department spokesperson said in a statement, without providing more details. (US-Japan-Iran)

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UNITED NATIONS -- With Tuesday marking the end of the five-day Turkish truce in northeastern Syria, the United Nations' aim is for weapons to remain silent, a UN spokesman said.

"I think what is important for us and the focus for us is that there is no resumption of the fighting," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, when asked at a regular briefing if the cease-fire announced by Turkey last week should continue. (UN-Syria-Turkey)

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SANTIAGO -- Riots in Chile have claimed 15 lives, according to the latest official report on Tuesday.

The figure added four more victims to Monday's death toll of fatalities in the capital Santiago and the Metropolitan area. (Chile-Demonstrations)

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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday was defeated in a vote on his Brexit timetable, meaning his government could push for a general election.

Lawmakers voted 308 to 322 to turn down his proposed rapid timetable for Brexit bill. As a result, Johnson has to pause the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. (Britain-Brexit) Enditem

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