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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 21

21 Sep 2022, 10:44 GMT+10

SAO PAULO -- At least nine people were killed and as many as 28 injured Tuesday when part of a container depot collapsed in Brazil's southeastern state of Sao Paulo, the fire department reported.

The incident occurred in the city of Itapecerica da Serra, at a depot belonging to Multiteiner, a company that sells and leases containers to businesses that export goods. (Brazil-Accident-Death)

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JERUSALEM -- An 84-year-old Israeli woman was beaten to death in central Israel on Tuesday, in a case the police said they investigate as a "terror attack."

The attack took place in the afternoon in Holon, a southern suburb of Tel Aviv, the Hebrew-language Haaretz newspaper reported. (Isreal-Police-Death)

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MOGADISHU -- The number of drought-related displacements has increased to over 1.1 million in Somalia between January 2021 and August 2022, the United Nations humanitarian agency said on Tuesday.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said some 98,900 people were displaced by drought in August, an 18 percent increase compared to the previous month. (Somalia-Drought-Displacement)

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LOS ANGELES -- Almost 14.7 million children in the United States have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

Nearly 321,000 of these cases have been added in the past four weeks. Approximately 6.8 million reported cases have been added in 2022, according to the report published on Tuesday. (U.S.-Coronavirus-Child Cases)

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