Xinhua world news summary at 0600 GMT, Jan. 19

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MADRID -- Five people were killed and several injured in a fire burning at a retirement home over the night to Wednesday in the city of Valencia, eastern Spain, local media cited emergency services as saying.

According to local firefighters' tweet, the fire broke out at about 11:21 p.m. (2221 GMT) Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 70 residents. (Spain-Fire-Deaths)

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HAVANA -- The United States saw up to 17 mass shootings by Jan. 15 in the new year, Cuba-based news agency Prensa Latin reported over the weekend.

"Last year, 20,658 people lost their lives in the United States due to firearms incidents and 691 mass shootings were recorded," Prensa Latin cited data from the Gun Violence Archive, a U.S. website that tracks gun incident trends. (Cuba-Prensa-Shootings)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday was unanimously supported by the Fatah party's central committee to continue as chairman of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Fatah Movement, the Palestinian official news agency WAFA reported.

During a meeting held in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Abbas gained the full confidence of the Fatah central committee to take the helm of the state of Palestine, WAFA said. (Palestine-President-Fatah) Enditem

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