Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Sept. 13

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TEHRAN -- Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Sunday that 1,044 centrifuges are being employed in the uranium enrichment activities at Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant, official IRNA news agency reported.

These centrifuges are used "in line with the policy to reduce commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)," Ali Akbar Salehi, the AEOI chief, was quoted as saying. (Iran-Centrifuges-Uranium Enrichment)

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YANGON -- Myanmar reported four more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, bringing the death toll in the country to 20 in total, according to a release from the Health and Sports Ministry.

According to the release, a 75-year-old man, a 90-year-old woman, a 74-year-old woman and a 90-year-old woman with underlying diseases recently tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday and Sunday. (Myanmar-COVID-19)

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JERUSALEM -- Normalization between Israel and Bahrain will result in direct flights between the two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.

"There will be brisk traffic in direct air links between the countries," Netanyahu said during a weekly cabinet meeting, according to a statement issued by his office. (Israel-Bahrain-Direct Flights)

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ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistani military said on Sunday that security forces have killed a terrorist commander along with three other terrorists in the Waziristan area of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

An army statement said that "in a major breakthrough, terrorist commander Ihsan Ullah alias Ihsan Sanray along with three other terrorists (were) killed during an intelligence based operation today (Sunday) in Ghariom, Shaktu near the inter district boundary of North and South Waziristan" tribal districts. (Pakistan-Terrorists-Security Forces) Enditem

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