Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Oct. 30

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that American troops had killed a person who would have likely succeeded Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the new leader of the Islamic State (IS).

"Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's number one replacement has been terminated by American troops," said Trump in a morning tweet. (U.S.-IS-Leader)

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BAKU -- One man was killed and three others injured after an exploration boat owned by Azerbaijan's state oil firm, SOCAR, exploded in the Caspian Sea on Tuesday, emergency authorities said.

The incident happened when the boat, which was carrying explosives used in seismic works, suddenly blasted in the shallow part of the sea, SOCAR said in a statement. (Azerbaijan-Boat Explosion)

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LOS ANGELES -- The Kincade Fire burning in Sonoma county spread to 75,415 acres (305.2 square km) and is 15 percent contained, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) reported Tuesday.

According to the information updated by Cal Fire, the blaze ignited last Wednesday destroyed 124 structures and damaged 23 structures, meanwhile threatened about 90,000 structures in Northern California. (US-California-Fire)

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TUNIS -- Tunisian coast guards have rescued 11 sailors from a fishing boat which sank off the coast in southeastern Tunisia, the Tunisian Customs Directorate said Tuesday.

"A 12th sailor is still missing, pending the completion of the ongoing search operation," the directorate said in a statement. (Tunisia-Boat Sinking-Rescue) Enditem

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