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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, May 22

23 May 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

GENEVA -- The 76th World Health Assembly (WHA), the highest decision-making body of the World Health Organization, decided on Monday not to include in its agenda a proposal on Taiwan's participation in the annual assembly as an observer.

Currently, global health security poses significant challenges, and most assembly member states hope for increased solidarity and cooperation to tackle these issues. Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities have gone against the trend and insisted on Taiwan-related proposals, a political ploy to engage in "Taiwan independence" separatist activities by hyping up its participation in the WHA. (WHO-Taiwan-Participation)

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MEXICO CITY -- At least 20 people were killed and several others injured in a nighttime fire in Guyana on Monday, local authorities said.

The fire broke out just after midnight on Monday, engulfing a secondary school dormitory located in the southwestern border town of Mahdia, about 320 km south of the capital, Georgetown, according to media reports. (Guyana-School fire)

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NEW DELHI -- At least four people were killed and four others hospitalized Monday after a boat ferrying them capsized in a river in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Over two dozen people were rescued safely from the water. (India-Boat-Capsize)

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KHARTOUM -- The death toll in the armed clashes between the Sudanese Army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has risen to 863, the Sudanese Doctors Union said on Monday.

"The number of civilian deaths since the beginning of the clashes has risen to 863 with 3,531 injuries," the nongovernmental body said in a statement. (Sudan-Armed Clashes-Death Toll-Cease-fire)

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