Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 7

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KHARTOUM -- Sudanese police announced two protesters were killed and 54 members of security forces injured in protests in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Thursday.

Sixty suspects were arrested during the protests and legal measures were taken against them, police said in a statement, which blamed the protesters of committing violence against the security forces. (Sudan-Demonstration)

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on parties in Kazakhstan to refrain from violence and promote dialogue so as to address the volatile situation, said his spokesman on Thursday.

The world body continues to follow the situation in Kazakhstan very closely and there have been several contacts between the United Nations and the national authorities, including a call on Thursday morning between the secretary-general's special representative for Central Asia, Natalia Gherman, and Deputy Foreign Minister Akan Rakhmetullin of Kazakhstan, said Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman. (UN-Kazakhstan)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday that Americans must ensure such an attack like that on the U.S. Capitol a year ago "never happens again" as the country seems more divided than ever.

"One year ago today in this sacred place, democracy was attacked, simply attacked. The will of the people was under assault. The Constitution, our constitution faced the gravest of threats," Biden said in a speech from Statuary Hall just outside the House chamber to mark the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. (Biden-Capitol Attack)

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BAGHDAD -- Unidentified gunmen on Thursday killed five family members of a paramilitary Hashd Shaabi member in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an interior ministry source said.

Earlier in the day, a group of gunmen broke into the house of the Hashd Shaabi member in the al-Maalif district in southwestern Baghdad and opened fire on the family, seriously wounding him and killing five of his family members, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Paramilitary Member-Killing) Enditem

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