Xinhua world news summary at 0230 GMT, Aug. 23

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LIMA -- At least two people were killed, 12 others injured and another two remained missing in a major forest fire in the southern Peruvian region of Apurimac, said the National Emergency Operations Center in a statement Tuesday.

The fire started on Sunday in the district of Ihuayllo, causing significant damage to livestock and the natural environment, it said. (Peru-Forest Fire-Killed)

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KHARTOUM -- The United Nations on Tuesday said at least 60 people were killed, and 250 others injured during the ongoing clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in Nyala, the capital city of South Darfur State in western Sudan.

Preliminary reports indicated that approximately 10,000 families, about 50,000 people, fled their homes, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest update. (Sudan-Clashes-Nyala-Casualties)

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WASHINGTON -- One student was killed and more than 20 others were injured after their school bus crashed with a passenger car in Clark County of the U.S. state of Ohio on Tuesday, WHIO-TV reported.

A Northwestern Local Schools bus crashed with a Honda car coming from the opposite direction on state route 41 in Springfield, Ohio, and the school bus overturned, WHIO-TV quoted Sgt. Tyler Ross of the Ohio State Highway Patrol as saying. (US-School Bus-Crash)

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ROME -- At least 700 residents had to be evacuated as a vast wildfire scorched the Italian island of Elba late on Monday, authorities said. The blaze was contained on Tuesday.

The fire was fueled by back-to-back summer heatwaves and droughts that have left trees and plants in the region dry and brittle. Strong winds have also been a factor, regional authorities said. (Italy-Wildfire-Heatwave) Enditem

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