Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, April 1

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WASHINGTON -- The United States is expected to encounter about 2 million migrants at the southern border by the end of the 2021 fiscal year, a record high since 2010, local media said Wednesday.

Up to 1.1 million single adults are expected through September, along with around 828,000 families and more than 200,000 unaccompanied children, according to internal government estimates reviewed by CNN. (U.S.-Migrants-2021)

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LOS ANGELES -- A shooting occurred Wednesday evening in the city of Orange, 55 km southeast of Los Angeles downtown, leaving at least four people dead and two others injured, local NBC news channel reported.

The Orange Police Department was quoted as saying that they responded to reports of a shooting around local time 5:30 p.m. (0030 GMT) and then found "multiple victims at the scene including fatalities" where shots were being fired. (U.S.-Los Angeles-Shooting)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a 2-trillion-U.S.-dollar infrastructure investment plan, touting it as a "once-in-a-generation" investment in the country.

"What I am proposing is a one time capital investment of roughly 2 trillion dollars in America's future, spread largely over eight years," Biden said in a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he kicked off his presidential campaign in 2019. (Biden-Infrastructure-Plan)

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GENEVA -- The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Wednesday global trade was primed for a strong but uneven recovery, forecasting an increase of 8 percent in world merchandise trade this year.

Prospects for a quick recovery in world trade have improved as merchandise trade expanded more rapidly than expected in the second half of last year, the WTO said in a statement. (WTO-Trade Outlook)

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TRIPOLI -- A total of 138 illegal migrants were rescued by the Libyan Coast Guard off the country's western coast, the Libyan Navy said Thursday.

The migrants are of different African nationalities, the Libyan Navy said in a statement, adding that they were handed over to the anti-illegal immigration department upon disembarkation at the capital Tripoli Naval Base. (Libya-Migrants-Rescued)

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ADDIS ABABA -- An armed attack in Ethiopia's central Oromia regional state has left at least 28 civilians dead, an Ethiopian official said Wednesday.

The tragedy happened when suspected Oromo Liberation Army (OLA) rebels opened fire on civilians on Tuesday evening in Boni locality, Western Wollega zone of the region, Ararsa Merdasa, Oromia police commissioner, told local media. (Ethiopia-Oromia-Armed Attack) Enditem

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