Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Nov. 4

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TEHRAN -- Iranian forces will target the interests of the United States and its allies in case of aggression against Iran by Washington, the spokesman for Iran's Armed Forces said on Sunday.

"Any place and any territorial point sheltering the interests of the United States and its allies would be threatened (in case of aggression against Iran) as Iran has proved that it is capable of doing this," Abolfazl Shekarchi was quoted as saying by Press TV. (Iran-US-Tensions)

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BANGKOK -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Sunday that China and Australia should step up joint efforts to enhance mutual understanding and trust, properly handle differences, and return bilateral ties to the normal track.

Li made the remarks in a meeting in Bangkok with his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, on the sidelines of a series of leaders' meetings on East Asian cooperation. Sunday's meeting was the seventh annual meeting between the two heads of government. (Thailand-Li Keqiang-China-Australia Ties)

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CAIRO -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Sunday headed to Washington for U.S.-brokered talks over the controversial dam constructed by Ethiopia on their shared Nile River, Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Slated for Nov. 6, the meeting will gather the foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan and will be attended by the World Bank. (Egypt-US-Dam Talks)

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GAZA -- Militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip shot down on Sunday a drone that belongs to the Israeli army, Palestinian security sources in Gaza said.

The sources told the Hamas-run Satellite Television Channel of al-Aqsa that airs from Gaza said a "Quadcopter" drone that belongs to the Israeli army was shot down in the air of the Gaza Strip. (Palestine-Israel-Drone) Enditem

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