Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 17

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil registered 1,456 more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 540,398, the health ministry said Friday.

As many as 45,591 new cases were detected, taking the total caseload to 19,308,109, the ministry said. (Brazil-Coronavirus)

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BUENOS AIRES -- Argentina registered 17,261 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, raising the national count to 4,737,213, the country's health ministry said.

The ministry said 465 more deaths were reported, bringing the national death toll to 101,158. (Argentina-Coronavirus)

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DHAKA -- As the holy Eid al-Adha is drawing near, cattle markets in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka have been brimming with sacrificial animals.

Bangladesh on July 21 will celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice. (Bangladesh-Eid al-Adha-Market)

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LUANDA -- Angola and Portugal signed agreements on visa facilitation, investment, and education here on Friday.

The Angolan Minister of Foreign Affairs Tete Antonio and the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva signed a Protocol for the Facilitation of National Visas. (Angola-Portugal) Enditem

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