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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Aug. 5

Xinhua
05 Aug 2020, 11:18 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- At least four people were killed as tropical storm Isaias on Tuesday battered the U.S. East Coast with heavy rain and strong wind.

A tornado spawned by the storm killed two people at a mobile home park in Bertie County, North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper said. (US-East Coast-Tropical Storm)

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BEIRUT -- Two huge explosions rocked Lebanese capital Beirut on Tuesday, leaving at least 50 people killed and 2,500 others injured.

The blasts rocked the Port of Beirut at around 6:10 p.m. local time (1610 GMT), shaking buildings all over the city while causing massive casualties and damages. (Lebanon-Beirut-Explosions)

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SANTIAGO -- The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country has risen to 362,962, with 9,745 deaths.

According to the ministry, 1,462 new cases and 38 more deaths from the virus were registered in the last 24 hours. (Chile-Coronavirus)

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BANJUL -- Health Minister of The Gambia Amadou Samateh was put under quarantine Tuesday while the mayor of Kanifing Municipality, Talib Ahmed Bensouda, tested positive for the coronavirus.

For Samateh, he checked into quarantine on Tuesday after three other ministers were confirmed to have been infected earlier, who were Finance Minister Mambury Njie, Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang and Agriculture Minister Amie Fabureh. (Gambia-Health Minister-Coronavirus)

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