Xinhua world news summary at 1600 GMT, Jan. 29

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. private space company SpaceX launched its fourth batch of 60 Starlink satellites into space on Wednesday, in an effort to build a 12,000-strong satellite network capable of providing broadband internet services.

The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the satellites, lifted off at 9:06 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (1406 GMT) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force, Florida, according to a live broadcast by SpaceX.(U.S.-SpaceX-Satellite)

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DHAKA -- The 148 Bangladesh nationals stranded in war-torn Libya arrived here Wednesday under the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) arrangement.

According to IOM Bangladesh, a charter flight carrying the Bangladeshi nationals landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in capital Dhaka Wednesday morning. (Bangladesh-Libya-Evacuation)

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YAOUNDE -- At least five bodies of fishermen killed by Boko Haram militants were recovered on Wednesday in Cameroon's Far North region, according to local officials.

The group of fishermen was attacked on Tuesday on the Blangoua island in the lake Chad Basin, according to security sources. They were going about their daily fishing activity when Boko Haram struck, killing them and injuring some others. (Cameroon-Boko-Death)

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ISLAMABAD -- Roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain in Bajaur district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring five others.

The killed include children with ages ranging between two months to 14 years, District Police Officer of Bajaur Pir Shahab Ali Shah told Xinhua, adding two of the injured people are in critical condition.(Pakistan-Roof Collapse-Death)

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KABUL -- More than two dozen security personnel including police and army have been killed in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan and Kunduz provinces over the past two consecutive days as the Taliban fighters have intensified activities in the country's northern region, officials said Wednesday.

At least 13 troopers including army and police personnel have been confirmed dead as the Taliban fighters stormed security checkpoints in Dasht-e-Archi district of the restive Kunduz province early Wednesday, a member of provincial council Safiullah Amiri has confirmed.(Afghanistan-Security-Taliban)

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LUSAKA -- Immigration authorities arrested 77 people for unlawful presence in Zambia and deported 28 others, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Namati Nshinka, Immigration Department Public Relations Officer, said the illegal immigrants were arrested following operations conducted in various parts of the country between January 22 and 26. (Zambia-Immigration-Deport)

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JAKARTA -- Six people were killed and three others went missing as floods hit Indonesia's North Sumatra province earlier Wednesday, a disaster agency official said.

Torrential rains triggered a river's waters in North Tapanuli district to overflow its bank and submerge surrounding areas, spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency Agus Wibowo said. (Indonesia-Flood-Toll)

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MOGADISHU -- An outbreak of acute watery diarrhea has killed 15 people in Somalia's central region of Hiraan, an official confirmed on Wednesday.

HirShabelle State health minister Abdi Mo'alim Mohamed told reporters that acute watery diarrhea broke out in BeledWeyne town causing deaths. (Somalia-Health-Diarrhea) Enditem

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