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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 14

14 Jul 2020, 10:30 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- U.S. top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci said on Monday the United States is seeing a surge in new COVID-19 infections because the country never shut down entirely, according to a CNBC report.

"We did not shut down entirely," said Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a webinar with the Stanford School of Medicine.

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday expressed solidarity with China in its fight against floods, said China's permanent mission to the United Nations.

Guterres has conveyed through Ambassador Zhang Jun, the permanent representative of China to the United Nations, deep solidarity and sympathies to the affected families and to the people and government of China following the devastating consequences of floods in China, which caused tragic loss of lives and material damage, said the Chinese mission.

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YAOUNDE -- Military authorities in Cameroon said Monday evening they have launched an investigation into the abduction of at least 63 civilians, including women, who were taken away by gunmen in the troubled English-speaking region of Southwest.

A special investigative squad is on the case, according to the army that has blamed separatists for the kidnapping.

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JERUSALEM -- Israel's Ministry of Health has reported 1,962 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total cases to 40,632.

This is the highest daily figure since the outbreak of the pandemic in Israel in late February, as the previous record was 1,473, registered on July 7.

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NEW YORK -- Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 13 million on Monday, reaching 13,006,764 as of 4:34 p.m. local time (2034 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 570,776 people worldwide have died from the disease, the data showed.

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