Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Feb. 23

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CAIRO -- A fishing boat capsized in a lake near Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people, including three children and two women, the state-run Ahram newspaper reported Tuesday.

Six others were injured and three remain missing, all of whom are from one family, said the report. (Egypt-Boat-Accident)

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NEW DELHI -- As many as 12 people died and three others injured in two separate road accidents in India on Tuesday.

The first accident claimed six lives and injured three in the eastern state of Bihar, confirmed a local cop over phone.

In a separate road accident that occurred in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, six college students died when their car collided with a truck parked on the road. (India-Road Mishaps)

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TBILISI -- Georgian police detained the leader of the opposition party United National Movement at the request of the Tbilisi City Court on Tuesday.

Georgia's Ministry of Internal Affairs said in an announcement that the arrest of the party's Chairman Nika Melia abides by a decision by the Tbilisi City Court on Feb. 17. (Georgia-Opposition Party)

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SOFIA -- Bulgaria confirmed 1,925 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's total to 238,591, the health ministry reported on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 death toll rose by 79 to 9,933, and a total of 777 people recovered from the disease during the same period, raising the country's total recoveries to 201,029, the ministry said. (Bulgaria-COVID-19) Enditem

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