Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Sept. 4

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ADEN, Yemen -- A senior military commander of the pro-government Yemeni forces was killed on Saturday in an explosion in the country's southern port city of Aden, a security official told Xinhua.

The local security official said on condition of anonymity that "a bomb explosion struck a vehicle carrying Colonel Musa Mashdali while he was passing through a main roundabout in the northern entrance of Aden province." (Yemen-Clash)

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ROME -- Earlier this week, the European Union recommended that member states reinstate travel restrictions for travelers arriving from the United States, but some analysts don't expect the change to have a significant impact on the bloc's recovering tourism sector.

Some member states, such as Italy and Bulgaria have followed the EU instructions. Even before the recommendation, Germany had tightened restrictions, blocking the arrival of unvaccinated travelers who had recently spent time in the United States from entering unless they could prove an "important reason" for entering the country. (EU-US-COVID Restriction)

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ISTANBUL -- At least six people were killed and seven others injured when a freight train hit a minibus in northwest Turkey on Saturday, Turkish news agency Demiroren reported.

The collision happened at a railroad crossing in the Ergene district, Tekirdag province, at around 8 a.m. (0500 GMT), the report said. (Turkey-Train-Crash)

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JAKARTA -- Flash floods triggered by torrential rains in a village in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara early Saturday have left at least two people dead and one still missing, the country's National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said.

The agency also said that at least 26 residents in Inerie village in Ngada district were forced to leave their houses following the disaster, and no less than five residential houses were reportedly washed away by the floods. (Indonesia-Floods) Enditem

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