Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 17

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LAGOS -- At least one student was killed and 42 persons, including 27 students, were abducted by gunmen Wednesday morning at a government-run school in Niger state, north-central Nigeria, an official said.

Abubakar Sani Bello, governor of Niger State, revealed this to media in Minna, the state capital, saying that the attack occurred at around 2 am on Wednesday at the Government Science College, a boarding school located in Kagara town of the Rafi local government area of the state. (Nigeria-Gunmen-School)

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MOSCOW -- Russia's unpiloted Progress MS-16 cargo ship has successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) Wednesday, the Russian state space corporation Roscosmos said in a statement.

The Progress cargo ship, which was launched Monday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, docked with the ISS at 9:26 a.m. Moscow time (0626 GMT), the statement added. (Russia-ISS-Progress)

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NEW DELHI -- A total of 50 bodies have been retrieved from the canal where a bus carrying around 60 passengers fell on Tuesday in India's Madhya Pradesh, a senior district administration official confirmed on Wednesday.

At least two persons are still said to be missing. (India-Bus-Deaths)

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UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to prepare a "Global Vaccination Plan" against COVID-19.

"We have come together to create the COVAX facility, the one global tool to procure and deliver vaccines for low- and middle-income countries. COVAX requires to be fully funded. But we must do even more. Our efforts need to be comprehensive and well-coordinated everywhere," said Guterres. (UN-Chief-G20) Enditem

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