Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Sept. 6

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CAIRO -- At least four people were killed and five others wounded on Wednesday in a building collapse in Egypt's capital Cairo, the state-run Ahram newspaper reported.

All residents in the collapsed four-storey building, located in north Cairo's Hadaeq El-Qubbah district, belong to the same family. (Egypt-Building Collapse)

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RIYADH -- The Bank of China (BOC) opened its branch in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Tuesday to expand its financial service network in the Arab country.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Liu Jin, president of the BOC, said the establishment of the branch, serving as a conduit for trade and investment between China and Saudi Arabia, reflects a tangible commitment to advancing the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. (Saudi Arabia-Chinese Bank-Branch Launch)

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KHARTOUM -- Sudan's legal group Emergency Lawyers said Wednesday that 32 civilians were killed in artillery shelling launched by the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) in Omdurman city, north of the Sudanese capital.

The non-governmental syndicate said the civilians, including children, were killed Tuesday in the Ombada locality of Omdurman in "random" SAF artillery strikes.

The strikes also left dozens injured and a number of homes demolished, the group said in a statement. (Sudan-Civilian Deaths-Conflict)

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TEHRAN -- Five people were killed and at least 41 others injured on Wednesday in a collision between a bus and eight sedans on an intercity road in Iran's northern province of Mazandaran, IRIB news agency reported.

The deadly incident occurred in Savadkuh County in the morning as the bus with malfunctioning brakes veered off the course and ran into eight sedans in the opposite lane before halting on an emergency escape ramp, IRIB quoted Mazandaran's Traffic Police Chief Yadollah Jahantab as saying. (Iran-Vehicle Collision-Casualties) Enditem

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