Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Feb. 25

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JAKARTA -- Five bodies have been retrieved and about 70 others were reported missing from the gold mine landslides in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi province, a government official told Xinhua on Thursday. (Indonesia-Gold Mine-Landslide)

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CARACAS -- The Venezuelan government on Wednesday declared the European Union Ambassador to Caracas Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa persona non grata and gave her 72 hours to leave the country.

"We have presented Mrs. Isabel Brilhante, who in recent years was the head of the European Union delegation in Venezuela, with the declaration of persona 'non grata'," Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza said. (Venezuela-EU-Ambassador)

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BENI, DRC -- At least 24 people were killed in three different attacks that took place overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, both in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to the local authorities source.

According to local authorities in Beni, the rebels first attacked the village of Kisima on Tuesday evening and killed eleven civilians and subsequently burned down a few houses. (DRC-Security)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy remains far from the Federal Reserve's goals for employment and inflation, and monetary policy will continue to provide support to the economy, a senior Fed official said Wednesday.

"Today the economy remains far from our goals in terms of both employment and inflation, and it will take some time to achieve substantial further progress," Fed board governor Lael Brainard said during a virtual lecture at Harvard University. (US-Fed-Economy) Enditem

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