Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, June 13

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MOGADISHU -- Somalia has called on Kenya to reopen its diplomatic mission in Mogadishu following the normalization of ties between the two neighboring countries.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said Mogadishu will reciprocally re-open its embassy in Kenya to resume full diplomatic relations. (Kenya-Somalia-Flights)

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BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) said Sunday that its commando forces have killed 13 militants of the extremist Islamic State group across the country so far this month.

Spokesman of CTS Sabah al-Numan told the official Iraqi News Agency (INA) that the commandos, backed by Iraqi aircraft, carried out several security operations in June, killing 13 IS militants and arresting many others, in addition to the destruction of some caves and hideouts. (Iraq-IS-Death)

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BEIRUT -- Three people were killed and 11 others were seriously injured on Sunday in a traffic accident on the Ablah highway in the Zahle district of the Bekaa governorate in eastern Lebanon, the National News Agency reported.

The accident happened when a truck rammed into an automobile repair shop. (Lebanon-Road-Accident)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's designated new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett presented his coalition government on Sunday while being incessantly heckled by supporters of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Lawmakers with Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party loudly interrupted Bennett, accusing him of betraying them by joining forces with centrist Yair Lapid to form a unity government. (Israel-PM-Government) Enditem

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