Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, March 26

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WASHINGTON -- The death toll from tornadoes sweeping the southern U.S. state of Mississippi has reached 25 while dozens of others were injured, authorities said on Saturday afternoon.

The fatalities were reported in Sharkey, Humphreys, Carroll, and Monroe counties, according to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. (US-Mississippi Tornadoes)

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NEW DELHI -- Two people were injured on Sunday after a helicopter belonging to the Indian Coast Guard crashed at an airport in the southern Indian state of Kerala, local media reported.

The light helicopter crashed at the Cochin international airport while it was on a flying sortie. (India-Helicopter-Crash)

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MAPUTO -- At least 17 people, including three children, were killed in a deadly road accident in central Mozambique on Saturday morning, the state radio channel Radio Mozambique reported on Sunday.

Another three people suffered serious injuries in the accident that occurred in the Nhamatanda district, central province of Sofala, involving a passenger minibus and a truck, according to the report, quoting Sofala's Secretary of State, Stella da Graca. (Mozambique-Road Accident-Death)

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TUNIS -- Tunisian coast guards have retrieved 29 bodies of illegal immigrants after two boats sank off Tunisian coasts, Tunisian National Guard said Sunday.

Houcemeddine Jbabli, Tunisian National Guard's spokesman, told Xinhua by phone that the two boats sank on Saturday night off the coast of Sfax province in southeastern Tunisia and Mahdia coast in the east. (Tunisia-Shipwrecks) Enditem

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