Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 27

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VIENTIANE -- Lao Ministry of Health reported 115 more confirmed cases of dengue fever and one new death from the disease.

Some 3,799 people has been diagnosed with dengue fever and nine deaths were recorded, Deputy Director General of the Department of Communicable Diseases Control under Lao Ministry of Health, Sisavath Soutthaniraxay, told a press conference in Lao capital Vientiane on Monday. (Laos-Dengue-Fever-Increase)

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NEW DELHI -- A policeman belonging to Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) was killed Monday in a Naxal attack in the central Indian state of Chattisgarh, police said.

The attack was carried out on a police camp inside forest area in Chhotedonger area of Narayanpur district, about 262 km south of Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh. (India-Attack-Police)

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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan -- Two Afghan army personnel were wounded after a military helicopter made a hard landing in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Monday, a provincial source confirmed.

"The incident occurred in Kajaki district early in the morning. An investigation has been launched into the incident and details will be shared with the media later Monday," Omar Zwak, provincial government spokesman, told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Army Helicopter-Hard Landing)

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NUR-SULTAN -- Kazakhstan confirmed 1,402 new COVID-19 cases over the past day, bringing the total to 83,122, the country's interdepartmental commission on coronavirus said Monday.

Of the 1,402 new cases, 813 people have shown symptoms and 589 are without symptoms, the commission said. (Kazakhstan-COVID-19)

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OTTAWA -- Young adults are driving the new cases of COVID-19 higher in Canada, health authorities said Sunday, warning of serious health consequences and suggesting strict prevention measures.

For the week ending July 22, "young adults aged 20-39 years of age account for the highest incidence rates across all ages in Canada," said Theresa Tam, chief public health officer of Canada, in a statement. (Canada-COVID-19) Enditem

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