Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 12

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SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. state of Oregon governor Kate Brown said on Friday that over 1 million acres have burned in the state and first responders are dealing with reports that dozens of people are reported missing in Jackson, Lane and Marion counties.

She also clarified that the assertion that 500,000 people have had to evacuate because of wildfires was inaccurate. (US-Oregon-Wildfire)

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MEXICO CITY -- Industrial activity in Mexico increased 6.9 percent in July compared to June in the sector's second consecutive monthly increase, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) reported on Friday.

The manufacturing sector, which drove this improvement, grew 11 percent in July compared to June, while electricity, water, gas, construction, and mining also saw increases, the report showed. (Coronavirus-Mexico-Economy)

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LA PAZ -- At least seven people died and five others were injured after a minibus collided with a garbage truck in western Bolivia, police said on Friday.

The police commander of the city of El Alto, Ismael Villca, told local media that the accident occurred on Friday morning when the heavily loaded dump truck and the minibus carrying several passengers crashed on the highway connecting La Paz and Desaguadero, presumably due to one or both of the vehicles speeding and invading other lanes. (Bolivia-Accident)

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SAO PAULO -- Brazil, the world's leading producer and exporter of coffee, saw sales abroad fall 3.3 percent in August compared to last year, the Council of Coffee Exporters announced in a report on Friday.

According to the report, Brazil exported 3,256,719 bags of coffee in August compared to 3,369,015 in the same month of 2019. (Brazil-Coffee)

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AMMAN -- Jordan said on Friday that ending the Israeli occupation and resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict based on the two-state solution play the key role in realizing peace in the Middle East.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the remarks after the normalization of ties between Israel and Bahrain was announced. (Jordan-Israel-Bahrain)

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ANKARA -- Turkey's Defense Ministry announced on Friday that its forces have launched a search and rescue exercise off the coast of Libya.

"Within the scope of the activities of the Turkish Naval Task Group, a search and rescue exercise at sea was carried out by TCG GEMLIK Frigate operating offshore Libya and the helicopter stationed on the ship," the ministry said in a tweet. (Turkey-Libya-Exercise) Enditem

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