Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Oct. 24

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ISTANBUL -- Two foreign-flagged cargo ships collided on Sunday in the Marmara Sea, off Turkey's northwestern Canakkale Province, causing damage but no injuries, local media reported.

Benitamou, a 299-meter-long vessel carrying cast iron ore to China from Ukraine, reportedly collided with BC Vanessa, a 172-meter-long vessel carrying wheat to Egypt from Bulgaria, at around 6:00 a.m. local time (0300 GMT). (Turkey-Cargo Ships-Collision)

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MANILA -- The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 5,279 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,756,923.

The DOH also reported that 208 more people died from COVID-19 complications, bringing the country's death toll to 41,793. (Philippines-Coronavirus)

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KAMPALA -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday said the perpetrators of the bomb attack in the capital Kampala on Saturday night will be arrested.

"It seems to be a terrorist act but we shall get the perpetrators. The public should not fear, we shall defeat this criminality like we have defeated all the other criminality," Museveni tweeted. (Uganda-President-Bomb Blast)

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BISHKEK -- There will be no U.S. military base in Kyrgyzstan, President Sadyr Zhaparov said here Saturday.

"We have a Russian base in Kant city. We don't need an American military base in the country. One military base is enough for us," Zhaparov said at his annual press conference, adding that the agreement with the United States on the latter's military base located outside Bishkek ended years ago. (Kyrgyzstan-US-Military Base) Enditem

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