Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Nov. 19

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KABUL -- Two kidnapped people have allegedly been killed in separate abduction incidents in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province, multiple sources reported on Friday.

On Thursday, physician Nader Alemi, a physiographist and neurologist, who was abducted nearly two months ago in Nawabad area of Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh, lost his life in his kidnappers' clutch, Khaama Press, a local online news agency, reported. (Afghanistan-Kidnapping-Death)

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NEW DELHI -- At least nine persons, including four children, died and a few others were injured on Friday after a wall collapsed in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, confirmed a state government official.

The mishap occurred in the Pernampattu area in Vellore district due to incessant rainfall over the past couple of days, said media reports. (India-Wall Collapse)

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MADRID -- An airliner flying on a scheduled flight between Bilbao and the northwestern city of A Coruna was forced to make an emergency landing on Friday morning after receiving a warning that there was a bomb on board, the Government Delegation from the Autonomous Community of Galicia has informed.

It was later confirmed that the bomb threat was a false alarm.

The Airbus 319 operated by the company 'Volotea' landed at A Coruna airport at 07:25 local time (0625 GMT). (Spain-Plane Evacuation-Hoax Bomb Threat)

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NEW DELHI -- Rakesh Tikait, a senior leader of the alliance of farmer organisations Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), said on Friday that the ongoing anti-farm laws protest will end only after the contentious legislations are repealed in the Indian parliament.

Tikait stressed that the government should talk to farmers over the issue of minimum support price (MSP) of crops and other matters. (India-Farmers-Protest)

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MOGADISHU -- An explosion at a local market in the southern Somali town of Bardale killed at least five people and wounded 12 others on Friday, officials said.

Local security officials told Radio Mogadishu that a remotely-controlled improvised explosive device (IED) suspected to have been planted by al-Shabab militants exploded at the market in the Bay region. (Somalia-Al-Shabab) Enditem

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