Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Jan. 13

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TRIPOLI -- Libya's rival forces will sign a ceasefire deal in Moscow on Monday, according to media reports citing local officials.

Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) Sunday agreed to a ceasefire starting from Jan. 12 at midnight (2200 GMT) in a statement, several hours after rival forces announced a cessation of hostilities. (Libya-Ceasefire-Deal)

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GARDEZ, Afghanistan -- A total of seven prisoners escaped from a jail in the eastern Paktia province on Sunday, provincial government spokesman Abdullah Hasrat said Monday.

According to the official, the seven detainees escaped the central jail in provincial capital Gardez city late Sunday night and the search for the inmates is currently underway. (Afghanistan-Prisoner)

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CANBERRA -- Australian Minister of Environment Sussan Ley has warned that koalas could be listed as an endangered species as a result of bushfires.

Ley and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on Monday announced 50 million Australian dollars (34.5 million U.S. dollars) in funding to support species affected by the bushfire crisis. (Australia-Bushfires-Koalas)

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GARISSA, Kenya -- Three teachers are feared dead after Somali extremist group al-Shabab attacked a police camp in Garissa county in northeast Kenya early Monday.

Police and witnesses said an unknown number of militants attacked the police camp at around 2 a.m. local time (2300 GMT Sunday) and destroyed a communication mast belonging to mobile operator Safaricom. (Kenya-Police-Attack) Enditem

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