Xinhua world news summary at 0600 GMT, Sept. 13

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NICOSIA -- Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday that the United States is "deeply concerned" over Turkey's gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean amid growing tensions between Turkey, Cyprus and Greece.

"We remain deeply concerned by Turkey's ongoing operations surveying for natural resources in areas over which Greece and Cyprus assert jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean," Pompeo said at a joint press conference with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades. (Cyprus-US-Turkey)

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WASHINGTON -- Mauricio J. Claver-Carone, a senior White House official, was elected on Saturday to head the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) amid strong opposition from Latin American countries and senior experts.

Claver-Carone, who will succeed current President Luis Alberto Moreno, will take office on Oct. 1 for a five-year term, the IDB said in a statement. (US-IDB-President)

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NEW DELHI -- Indian home minister Amit Shah was readmitted in India's premier health institute - All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, local media reports said Sunday.

Shah was admitted in the hospital Saturday night at around 11:00 (local time) after he reportedly complained of breathlessness. (India-Home Minister-Breathlessness)

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SANTIAGO -- The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Saturday that it will tighten health controls in the capital during the national holidays on Sept. 17-19 to avoid possible outbreak of COVID-19.

"Today we are presenting in the metropolitan region 100 new officers who will monitor events, especially at those critical points where there may be crowds," Paula Daza, the country's undersecretary of public health, told local media. (Chile-COVID-19) Enditem

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