Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, March 21

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BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said China stands ready to work with France to boost international cooperation in epidemic prevention and control and build a community of common health for mankind.

Xi made the remarks in a recent message to French President Emmanuel Macron, in which he extended sincere sympathies on behalf of the Chinese government and people to their French counterparts over the COVID-19 outbreak in the European country. (China-France-COVID-19)

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SEOUL, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two short-range projectiles into the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Saturday.

The projectiles, believed to have been short-range ballistic missiles, were launched between 6:45 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. local time from the DPRK's western North Pyongan province.

They flew northeastward about 410 km at an altitude of some 50 km, landing in the East Sea. (DPRK-Projectiles)

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BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- China and Spain will certainly be able to win the final victory over the COVID-19 epidemic as long as they make joint efforts with the international community, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a message of sympathy recently sent to Spanish King Felipe VI.

China, Xi said, firmly supports Spain's efforts and measures in fighting the novel coronavirus disease, and stands ready to share prevention and control experience as well as diagnostic and treatment plans, and provide assistance and support within its capacity. (China-Spain-COVID-19)

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BAGHDAD, March 21 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi warplanes on Saturday carried out an airstrike on hideouts of Islamic State (IS) militants in a mountainous area north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the Iraqi military said.

The Iraqi F-16 fighter jets conducted an airstrike on IS hideouts in Himreen mountain range and killed dozens of the militants, the media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement. (Iraq-Airstrike)

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BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Public health crises pose a common challenge for humanity, and solidarity and cooperation are the most powerful weapon to tackle them, Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a recent message of sympathy to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

China firmly supports Germany's endeavor in combating the epidemic and is willing to provide assistance within its capacity if there is a need from the German side, Xi said. (China-Germany-COVID-19) Enditem

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