Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, April 5

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KABUL -- An army soldier was killed and four soldiers wounded when a roadside bomb struck an army pick-up truck on the northern outskirts of Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Monday, the capital police confirmed. (Afghanistan-Blast)

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NEW DELHI -- India recorded a single day spike of 103,558 COVID-19 cases on Monday, the highest so far, thus taking the total tally to 12,589,067.

With 478 deaths since Sunday morning, the death toll stood at 165,101. (India-COVID-19 Cases)

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KATHMANDU -- The Nepali government has decided to administer the COVID-19 vaccine donated by China on Wednesday amid resurging cases of novel coronavirus in the Himalayan country, an official of the Ministry of Health and Population said.

On March 29, a batch of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines developed by Sinopharm was delivered to Nepal. (Nepal-China-COVID-19)

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NEW YORK -- Over 10,000 Asian Americans gathered in New York on Sunday for a "Stop-Asian-Hate" rally.

The demonstrators assembled at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, and marched to City Hall Park and across the Brooklyn Bridge before ending at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn. (US-Asian Hate)

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BEIJING -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the globe surpassed 131 million on Monday, as an array of countries confronted fresh surges in contagion at the beginning of this month, despite continued efforts to tighten restrictions and administer vaccines.

The global death toll from the pandemic has also hit over 2.8 million, among which nearly 555,000 fatalities occurred in the United States, which also registered the most cumulative cases of over 30 million. Brazil follows with the second highest cases and deaths. (COVID-19-Cases) Enditem

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