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Xinhua world news summary at 1600 GMT, Aug. 11

12 Aug 2020, 03:44 GMT+10

BAGHDAD -- Two Iraqi border guard officers and a soldier were killed on Tuesday in an airstrike by a Turkish drone in a border area in Iraq's semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan, the Iraqi military said.

"A Turkish blatant attack targeted a military vehicle of border guards in the Sidekan area caused the death of the commander of the 2nd border guard brigade, commander of the brigade's 3rd regiment and the driver," the media office of the Joint Operations Command said in a brief statement. (Iraq-Turkey-Drone Bombing)

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KIEV -- Iran will have to pay compensation for the downed Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane, either directly or to the relevant insurance companies, Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin has said.

"It is difficult for me to imagine the possibility of the Iranian side avoiding responsibility for the downed Ukrainian Boeing ... During the bilateral talks, the Iranian side reaffirmed its readiness to compensate for the losses, including the UIA, whose representatives were invited to talks on the Ukrainian side," Yenin wrote on his Facebook account on Tuesday. (Ukraine-Iran-Jet Crash Compensation)

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LONDON -- The British used car market declined by nearly half in the second quarter of 2020 as lockdown measures battered the market, said a report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Data showed that second-hand car transactions in Q2 were 1,039,303 units, down 48.9 percent compared with the same period last year. (UK-Used Car-Sales)

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MOGADISHU -- The Somali government on Tuesday launched investigations into a violent incident at Mogadishu's central prison on Monday which left at least 15 al-Shabab inmates and four soldiers dead.

Hassan Hussein Haji, Justice Minister, said the investigation is underway to determine how the incident took place at the central prison in Mogadishu. (Somalia-Gunfire-Prison)

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