Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Feb. 27

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LONDON -- Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Rishi Sunak is to meet President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen in the UK on Monday over post-Brexit deals, a joint statement said on Sunday.

Von der Leyen and Sunak "agreed to continue their work in person towards shared, practical solutions for the range of complex challenges around the Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland," the statement said. (Britain-EU-Brexit)

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BAGHDAD -- Iraqi security forces killed on Sunday 17 Islamic State (IS) militants in an operation in western Iraq, the Iraqi military said.

Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) forces launched an operation at dawn to hunt down IS terrorists in the Akashat area in the desert of Iraq's western province of Anbar, spokesman of the commander-in-chief of the Iraqi forces Yahia Rasoul said in a statement. (Iraq-Islamic State-Militants)

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KHARTOUM -- The United Nations on Sunday said that nearly 4 million children and women in Sudan are suffering from acute malnutrition.

"About 4 million children under five and pregnant and lactating women are estimated to be acutely malnourished and need humanitarian lifesaving nutrition services in 2023, of these 611,000 are facing severe acute malnutrition," the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Sudan (OCHA) said in a press release. (Sudan-UN report-Malnutrition)

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SOFIA -- One migrant died and 32 were injured when a van crashed in Bulgaria on Sunday before dawn, the country's prosecutor's office said in a statement.

According to the statement, the vehicle that carried 45 men from Afghanistan, hit a roadside guardrail on the Trakia motorway about 180 km east of Sofia. (Bulgaria-Immigrant) Enditem

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