Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 7

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WASHINGTON -- The shooter who opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida early Friday morning and killed at least three people before being neutralized by police officers was a Saudi national in aviation training at the base, officials said.

Speaking at a press conference in Pensacola, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis mentioned the shooter's ties to the Saudi military. (U.S.-Florida-Shooting)

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GENEVA -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday that the death toll from Wednesday's tragic sinking of a fishing boat carrying migrants to the Canary Islands rose to 62 as of late Thursday.

IOM told journalists at a press briefing here that the captain of the vessel is thought to be among the dead, and based on eyewitness testimonies, "there are concerns the toll will continue to mount." (IOM-Migrant-Shipwreck)

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ODESSA, Ukraine -- Four people have been killed, and 11 are still missing as a result of a fire in the building of the Odesa college with the death toll expected to rise further as the firefighters have no hope to find people alive, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service said on its website Friday.

"It's hard to talk about it, but there is no hope. All the rooms that remained undestroyed by the fire were examined. No one was found," the deputy head of the Odessa regional branch of the State Emergency Service Alexander Kritsky told the media on Friday. (Ukraine-Odessa-College fire)

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WAJIR, Kenya -- At least ten people were killed and several others injured after Islamist extremist group, al-Shabab, ambushed a commuter bus in northeast Kenya on Friday evening, the police said.

Stephen Ngetich, Wajir county police commander, said the militants ambushed a Medina Bus which was traveling from Nairobi to Mandera in the northeast region and killed Christians onboard. (Kenya-Al-shabab-Attack) Enditem

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