Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 26

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SAO PAULO -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced on Saturday that he has tested negative for COVID-19 after having been isolated at the presidential residence since July 7, when he was first diagnosed with the disease.

The president made the announcement via social media, where he published a photo in which he is seen having breakfast at Alvorada Palace, the presidential residence in Brasilia. (Brazil-President-COVID-19)

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KAMPALA -- Uganda's Ministry of Health on Saturday reported 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the east African country to 1,103.

Out of the 2,488 samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers, alerts and contacts tested over the past 24 hours, five truck drivers, five citizens who returned from abroad under quarantine, three alerts and two contact cases tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said the statement. (Uganda-COVID-19-Caseload)

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ABUJA -- At least seven people were killed and several others went missing after heavy rains in Nigeria's north-central state of Niger, said a local government official on Saturday.

Abdullahi Maje, head official of the Suleja local government area of the state, said the rain since Friday night wreaked the havoc. (Nigeria-Rainstorm-Toll)

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DAR ES SALAAM -- At least two miners have been killed from suffocation in a 21.5-meter-deep gold mine in Tanzania's western highland region of Rukwa, police said on Saturday.

Ralph Meela, the acting Rukwa regional police commander, said the duo died when they tried to pump out water from the mine. (Tanzania-Miners-Death) Enditem

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