Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, June 29

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MOSCOW -- Russia has confirmed 6,719 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 641,156, its coronavirus response center said in a statement on Monday.

The death toll grew by 93 to 9,166, while 403,430 people have so far recovered, including 4,343 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement. (Russia-Coronavirus)

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DHAKA -- At least 30 bodies were recovered after a ferry carrying scores of people sank in the river of Buriganga in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Monday.

Enayet Hossain, senior duty officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters, told that Xinhua that "30 bodies including 19 men, eight women and three children have been found." (Bangladesh-Ferry Accident)

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ISLAMABAD -- Four militants and five security personnel were killed in a terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in southern port city of Karachi on Monday, police said.

The militants with sophisticated weapons stormed the building of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and attacked the security personnel by hurling hand grenades and firing at them, Senior Superintendent Police City of Karachi Muqaddas Haider told the media. (Pakistan-Stock Exchange-Attack)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Monday he is willing to negotiate with the Palestinians on the basis of U.S. President Donald Trump's Mideast "peace plan."

The remark was made overnight in a pre-recorded address to a conference organized by "Christians United for Israel," a U.S.-based pro-Israeli evangelical group. (Israel-Palestine-Negotiate) Enditem

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