Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 6

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MUNICH -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday welcomed the international auto manufacturers at the country's largest automobile show, IAA Mobility, stressing that "fair competition is good for business."

It is "nice to have so many international manufacturers and suppliers here in Munich, welcome," Scholz said in his speech. (Germany-IAA Mobility-China)

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SACRAMENTO -- A new study found that the college degrees leading to high-paying jobs in the United States are dominated by men, though women represent most of the country's college-educated workforce.

Nearly 4 in 5, or 78 percent, of those who hold the 20 most lucrative bachelor's degrees are men, while only 22 percent are women, according to a new study released by personal finance firm Bankrate on Tuesday. (US-Gender-Discrimination)

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BEIRUT -- Lebanon's purchasing managers' index (PMI) fell from 50.3 in July to 48.7 in August, hitting a seven-month low, according to a report released by Beirut-based BLOMINVEST Bank on Tuesday.

As for the Blom PMI, a reading above 50 indicates expansion, while a reading below reflects contraction. (Lebanon-PMI-Blominvest Bank)

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN humanitarians said on Tuesday they allocated 125 million U.S. dollars for underfunded relief operations in 14 countries worldwide.

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths, who is also the UN's relief chief, authorized the allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for operations in Africa, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (UN-Relief Operations) Enditem

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