Xinhua world news summary at 1500 GMT, March 25

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TUNIS -- The death toll from the shipwreck of four immigrants boats off Tunisia's southeastern coast on Wednesday rises to 9, the Tunisian National Guard said on Saturday.

"The bodies retrieved belong to sub-Saharan immigrants, including four adults, four children, and one baby," Tunisian National Guard's Spokesman Houcemeddine Jbabli said in a statement. (Tunisia-Illegal Migrants-Shipwreck)

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WASHINGTON -- At least 23 people died after powerful storms and a tornado swept across the U.S. state of Mississippi, authorities said on Saturday.

"We can confirm 23 dead, dozens injured, four missing due to last night's tornadoes," the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency tweeted. (US-Mississippi-Tornado)

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ADEN, Yemen -- Yemeni defense minister and several other government officials narrowly escaped a drone attack carried out by the Houthi group on their convoy in the country's southwestern province of Taiz on Saturday, a government official told Xinhua.

"The Houthis used their explosive-laden drones and struck the convoy carrying Defense Minister Mohsen Al-Daari, general Sagheer bin Aziz, the country's chief of staff and other government officials including the governor of Taiz province," the local government official said on condition of anonymity, adding that they escaped the Houthi attack unharmed. (Yemen-Houthi Attack-Casualty)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least four people were killed and 17 others injured in separate rain-related incidents in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said on Saturday.

The PDMA said in a report that women and children were among the victims of the rain-triggered incidents of roof collapse in various areas of the province over the last 24 hours. (Pakistan-Heavy Rain-Deaths) Enditem

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