Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Oct. 19

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PHNOM PENH -- Flash floods in Cambodia have so far claimed 25 lives and forced the evacuation of 37,396 people, Seak Vichet, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said on Monday.

Tropical storm-triggered rains caused floods in 19 of the kingdom's 25 cities and provinces since the beginning of the month, he said, adding that 312,224 people have also been affected. (Cambodia-Floods-Deaths)

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi security forces on Monday launched an offensive to hunt down extremist Islamic State (IS) militants in one of their major hideouts in Salahudin Province, a provincial police source said.

Iraqi army and police forces, backed by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition aircraft, pushed in the morning into Jazrat Ganous, an agricultural area covered with dense plants near the town of Shirqat, some 280 km north of the capital Baghdad, Mohammed al-Bazi told Xinhua. (Iraq-Offensive-IS)

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DAMASCUS -- Turkish forces continued preparations on Monday to withdraw from areas controlled by the Syrian government forces in the countryside of the provinces of Hama and Idlib in northwestern Syria, a war monitor reported.

The Turkish forces are preparing to dismantle the bases and withdraw from the areas controlled by the Syrian forces, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Turkey-Withdrawal)

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PARIS -- Boosting investigation into online hate speech, dissolving certain associations from the French Muslim community and sending home hundreds of foreigners who are on the police radar for radicalization, that's how France is gearing up to combat "Islamist terrorism," Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Monday.

Speaking to Europe 1 radio, Darmanin said police operations are underway against people who have expressed their support for the assassination of Samuel Paty, a 47-year-old history teacher beheaded last week in a Paris suburb. (France-Minister-Terrorism) Enditem

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