Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, June 19

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UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for the protection of jobs amid COVID-19.

The pandemic has turned the world of work upside down. Every worker, every business and every corner of the globe has been affected. Hundreds of millions of jobs have been lost, said Guterres in a video message for the launch of a policy brief on COVID-19 and employment. (UN,Jobs,COVID-19)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Five militants were killed Friday in a fierce gunfight with government forces in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight broke out at Bandapoh village of Shopian district, about 65 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (India-Kashmir-Gunfight)

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ISTANBUL-- The Turkish coast guard on Friday rescued a total of 56 illegal immigrants off Turkey's Aegean coast, the state-run Anadolu agency reported.

Turkish teams rescued the migrants in a rubber boat near the Dikili district of Turkey's western province of Izmir, the agency said. (Turkey-Illegal Migrant)

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ISLAMABAD -- A hand grenade attack near a government office in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed one and wounded 10 others on Friday, police and local media said.

Police officials in the area told Xinhua that some unknown miscreants riding on a motorcycle hurled a hand grenade at the Ehsaas program center established to provide money assistance to poor people hit by the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the Liaquatabad area of Karachi, the provincial capital of south Sindh province. (Pakistan-Blast-Casualties) Enditem

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