Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Oct. 28

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday the Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in a U.S. military operation in Syria.

Speaking in the White House, Trump said U.S. Special Operations Forces conducted a raid Saturday night targeting al-Baghdadi in northwest Syria, during which al-Baghdadi killed himself by igniting a suicide vest. (US-IS)

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi authorities said on Sunday that the death toll from the new wave of nationwide protests over unemployment, corruption and lack of public services has risen to 74 and more than 3,600 wounded.

Ali al-Bayati, a member of the Iraqi Independent High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), said in a statement that the clashes between the protesters and the security forces from Oct. 25 to 27 left 74 people killed. (Iraq-Protest)

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BRUSSELS -- King Philippe of Belgium has appointed the Budget and Public Services Minister Sophie Wilmes as new caretaker prime minister to replace Charles Michel, who becomes President of the European Council in December.

Wilmes, 44, was chosen on Saturday as the new caretaker prime minister, and met with the King on Sunday. (BELGIUM-Gov't-PM)

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KAMPALA -- Six Eritreans and a Kenyan were killed on the spot in a head-on collision in Uganda's eastern district of Tororo on Sunday, police said.

Charlotte Ndyahabwe, Tororo district traffic officer, told Xinhua on the phone that the fatal accident occurred after a Toyota Wish collided with a trailer at Ndaiga swamp along the Tororo-Kampala Highway. (Uganda-Collision)

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DOHA -- Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met in Doha on Sunday with Omani Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah on bilateral cooperation.

"During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral cooperation relations, as well as issues of common concern," according to a press release by the Qatari foreign ministry. (Qatar-Oman) Enditem

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