Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Nov. 6

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LILONGWE -- A Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier was killed while three others were injured after a grenade exploded during a training session Tuesday.

Major Paul Chiphwanya, MDF's spokesperson, confirmed the accident to local media, saying that it happened at Chikala Hills in the eastern part of Machinga, a district in the Southern Region of Malawi, where soldiers usually train. (Malawi-Soldier)

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DUSHANBE -- Fifteen armed militants were killed and five captured early Wednesday morning after launching a failed attack on a Tajik outpost bordering Uzbekistan, local authorities said here on Wednesday.

A Tajik border guard and a policeman also died in the shootout, which took place 60 km southwest of the Tajik capital Dushanbe, said the State Committee for National Security of Tajikistan. (Tajikistan-Clashes)

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PARIS -- French troops killed one of the leading jihadists of the Sahel region in Africa last month, French Defense Minister Florence Parly said late Tuesday.

"On Oct. 9, France eliminated the number two of Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (the Group to Support Islam and Muslims)," Parly wrote on her Twitter account. (France-Jihadists)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump spoke on phone Tuesday with his Mexican counterpart, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, about the recent deadly attack in Mexico that killed nine U.S. citizens.

The two leaders discussed the recent violence in Mexico and efforts to combat the growing violent behavior of criminal groups in the region, the White House said in a statement. (US-Mexico-Trump) Enditem

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