Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Dec. 30

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ALGIERS -- Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has returned home on Tuesday night after more than two months treatment in Germany.

"Being away from home is too hard, and the accumulating duties are harder," Tebboune was quoted as saying by the state-run ENTV channel upon his arrival to Algiers. (Algiers-Tebboune-COVID-19)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesia announced the dissolution of the hardline mass organization Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and banned any form of its activities, a senior minister said on Wednesday.

Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD said that de jure FPI has officially been disbanded since June 21, 2019, but it was still doing activities violating the order and against the law, such as violence, unilateral raids and provocations. (Indonesia-Islamic Group-Disband)

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BRUSSEL -- The European Union (EU) leaders formally signed the post-Brexit trade deal with Britain on Wednesday. (EU-Brexit)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's COVID-19 fatalities crossed the 10,000-mark in the past 24 hours after 55 more patients were reported to have died from the coronavirus epidemic, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Wednesday.

Most deaths occurred in the Punjab province followed by Sindh, said the center which monitors and devises plans to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Pakistan-COVID19-Death Toll)

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ULAN BATOR -- Mongolia has reported its first death from COVID-19, according to the country's health ministry on Wednesday.

The patient was a 76-year-old woman who had been receiving medical treatment at the capital city Ulan Bator's Bayanzurkh District General Hospital, the ministry said in a statement. (Mongolia-COVID-19-Cases)

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NEW DELHI -- Three militants were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar on Wednesday, confirmed the local police.

The encounter between the local security forces and the militants took place in Srinagar's Lawaypora area, added the police. (India-Militants) Enditem

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