Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 18

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GARISSA, Kenya -- At least one person was killed and five others including Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers were wounded in Tuesday's attack by al-Shabab militants near the border with Somalia, the police said.

Northeastern Regional Police Commander George Seda said the militants targeted a convoy of vehicles the construction workers used along the Lamu-Ijara-Garissa road. (Kenya-Insecurity-Attack)

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RABAT -- Morocco and Israel have agreed to expand military cooperation in areas including intelligence, air defense and electronic warfare, according to a statement released by Morocco's Royal Armed Forces (FAR) on Tuesday.

The two countries discussed various areas of military cooperation during the first follow-up meeting of the Moroccan-Israeli Defense Cooperation Committee in Rabat on Monday and Tuesday, including logistics, training, as well as acquisition and modernization of equipment, it read. (Morocco-Israel-Military Cooperation)

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KATHMANDU -- With the second body recovered at the crash site of a Nepali passenger plane in central Nepal on Tuesday, 71 bodies had been found with the last missing victim remains to be confirmed, an official said.

"We have found one more body in the Seti River," Guru Datta Dhakal, assistant chief district officer of the Kaski district where the ATR-72 aircraft crashed, told Xinhua. "So the total number of bodies recovered has reached 71." (Nepal-Plane Crash-Bodies)

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MOGADISHU -- Somali National Army (SNA) killed 21 al-Shabab militants and injured several others after al-Shabab militants raided a military base in central Somalia early Tuesday.

Chief of Defense Forces Odowaa Yusuf Rage told the Somali National News Agency that the militants attacked the base with two car bombs, causing destruction. (Somalia-Shabab-Casualty) Enditem

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