Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 22

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WASHINGTON -- The impeachment trial against U.S. President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday in the Senate as the chamber debated, and would later vote on, a resolution stipulating rules guiding the process.

With Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts presiding over the session and the Senate clerk finishing reading the draft resolution proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the two opposing sides - House managers as prosecutors and Trump's legal defense team - debated the trial rules. (US-Trump-Impeachment)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Tuesday that the first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been reported in the United States.

A man in his 30s traveling from Wuhan of central China to Washington state on Jan. 15 was diagnosed with pneumonia. (US-CDC-Coronavirus)

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TASHKENT -- The legislative chamber and the senate of Uzbekistan's newly-formed parliament have approved Abdulla Aripov as the prime minister of the Central Asian nation in its joint session on Tuesday.

Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has nominated Aripov as a candidate to lead the government for a new five-year term noting that he has known him for more than 20 years. (Uzbekistan-Prime minister-Approve)

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ADDIS ABABA -- The death toll from a sudden collapse of a wooden bench on Monday at a major religious gathering in northwestern Ethiopia's Gondar city has climbed to 10 while 250 people were injured, local government officials confirmed on Tuesday.

The deadly incident occurred as a congested wooden bench that was constructed to serve as a sitting place for people attending the epiphany celebrations in Gondar city collapsed as it was forced to accommodate beyond its capacity as tens of thousands of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians gathered in Ethiopia's northwestern Gondar city to celebrate epiphany, the baptism of Jesus Christ. (Ethiopia-Deadly accident-Major religious gathering) Enditem

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