Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 1

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MOSCOW -- Russia is ignoring statements made by the United States regarding illegal protests taking place in the country, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday.

"As for the statements made by U.S. representatives regarding our country and the illegal actions that took place in our country, I repeat once again, we are not willing to embrace or listen to them," the RIA Novosti news agency cited Peskov as saying. (Russia-US-Navalny)

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YANGON -- Myanmar military announced a major cabinet reshuffle hours after the country declared the state of emergency on Monday.

Under the cabinet reshuffle, new union ministers were appointed for 11 ministries while 24 deputy ministers were removed from their posts, the military's televised statement said. (Myanmar-Cabinet Reshuffle)

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MOGADISHU -- Nine people were killed and ten others injured in a hotel attack in Somali capital, Mogadishu on Sunday evening as security forces ended a nine-hour siege of the hotel.

Sadiq Adan, police spokesman said four al-Shabab fighters carried out the attack among them a suicide bomber who rammed a car laden with explosives inside Afrik Hotel near a security checkpoint and Aden Adde International Airport. (Somalia-Attack)

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LUXOR, Egypt -- A Chinese-Egyptian archeological mission has breathed life into the once-abandoned Montu Temple in the Karnak Temple Complex of Egypt's monument-rich city of Luxor, said an official with Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.

Mustafa al-Saghir, director-general of Karnak Temple Complex Antiquities, told Xinhua in a recent interview that "although the joint Egyptian-Chinese mission has been working for two seasons only, it has achieved very significant results at the temple." (Egypt-Archeology-China)

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RAMALLAH -- The Palestinian factions will hold their comprehensive dialogue in Cairo on Feb. 8, a senior Palestinian official said on Monday.

Secretary-General of Fatah Movement's Central Committee Jibril Rajoub said in a press statement that the Palestinian factions will arrive in Cairo on Feb. 7. (Palestine-Egypt-Elections) Enditem

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