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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Dec. 5

06 Dec 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

JAKARTA -- Seven people died and 45 others were injured after a tour bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia's East Java, police said on Monday.

The bus departed from Semarang in Central Java, carrying dozens of passengers for a tour of East Java's Magetan Regency on Sunday. It was driving down a steep slope of Mount Lawu before it suddenly crashed into iron road barriers and then plunged into the ravine, according to Chief of the Magetan Police Resort Adjunct Senior Commissioner Muhammad Ridwan. (Indonesia-Bus Accident)

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ISTANBUL -- At least 19 people were wounded when a bus and a tram collided in Türkiye's largest city Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Monday, local media reported.

The collision occurred while the bus was crossing the railway passage in the Eyupsultan district on the European side of the city, reported the Demiroren news agency. (Türkiye-Traffic accident)

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MOSCOW -- An explosion in an airfield near western Russia's Ryazan city on Monday killed three people and injured six others, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

A fuel tanker caught fire and exploded at an aircraft parking lot in the airfield, damaging an aircraft, said the report. (Russia-Blast-Deaths)

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ISLAMABAD -- A Pakistani soldier and five terrorists were killed during an intelligence-based military operation in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the military said in a statement on Monday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army, said that the operation was conducted in Jhallar Algad area of North Waziristan district of the province to clear a hideout of terrorists. (Pakistan-Military-Terrorist)

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