Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Nov. 15

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HANOI -- The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement was signed among its 15 participating countries Sunday, launching the world's biggest free trade bloc.

Participating countries include the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. (Vietnam-RCEP-Agreement)

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KIEV -- Ukraine's Health Minister Maxym Stepanov said Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.

"Despite the caution and observance of all safety rules today, I got a positive test for COVID-19," said Stepanov on his Facebook page, urging Ukrainian people to comply with quarantine measures and not to visit crowded places. (Ukraine-Health Minister-COVID-19)

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ADDIS ABABA -- Rockets from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region struck the capital of neighbouring Eritrea on Saturday night, diplomats said, as tensions between the Ethiopian federal government and local force in the Tigray region are growing.

At least two of the rockets appeared to have hit areas near the airport in south of the capital Asmara, diplomats said. (Ethiopia-Eritrea-Rockets)

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BUENOS AIRES -- More than 10 tons of marijuana were seized on Saturday by the Argentinean National Gendarmerie (GNA) in the northern province of Misiones, said the Ministry of Security.

With the help of sniffer dogs, the drugs were seized in a joint operation carried out by GNA and judicial officers in the province after a truck carrying them were stopped on a road about 796 km north of Buenos Aires, the ministry said in a statement. (Argentina-Drugs) Enditem

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