Xinhua world news summary at 1100 GMT, Sept. 24

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ISLAMABAD -- Twenty-nine people were injured when a passenger train collided with a cargo train in Pakistan's east Punjab province on Sunday morning, state-run rescue organization Rescue 1122 said.

The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. local time due to possible negligence of the railway staff in Sheikhupura district of the province, Muhammad Ateeq, shift-in-charge of Rescue 1122 Headquarters in the provincial capital of Lahore, told Xinhua. (Pakistan-Train Collision)

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ISLAMABAD -- A soldier was killed in an exchange of fire between security forces and militants in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a military statement said.

The incident happened during an intelligence-based operation by the security forces in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan district of the province, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army's media wing, said in a statement on Saturday. (Pakistan-Clash)

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COTONOU -- At least 35 people were killed and more than ten seriously injured in a fire at a petrol warehouse on Saturday in Benin's southeastern department of Oueme, the Beninese Ministry of the Interior and Public Security reported.

The fire, breaking out in a town near the border with Nigeria, was probably started when bags of petrol were being unloaded from a vehicle at around 9:30 a.m. (0830 GMT), the ministry said in a statement. (Benin-Fire)

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WASHINGTON -- Three people were shot dead in a targeted attack in Atlanta, the southeastern U.S. state of Georgia, on Saturday afternoon, said local police.

Officers responded to a call reporting that someone had been shot in the city's West End neighborhood around 1:30 p.m. (1730 GMT), the Associated Press quoted police as saying. (U.S.-Attack) Enditem

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