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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Dec. 4

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05 Dec 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

VIENNA -- The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, on Sunday agreed to stick to its oil output target against the backdrop of sliding crude prices and an imminent Western countries' price cap on Russian oil.

According to a statement released after the 34th OPEC+ ministerial meeting, the oil-producer alliance decided to reaffirm the decision of its previous ministerial meeting in early October, where it agreed to cut production by 2 million barrels per day from November until the end of 2023. (OPEC-Crude Oil)

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JAKARTA -- Semeru volcano on Indonesia's Java island erupted on Sunday, spewing a 1.5-km high ash column, authorities said.

As of Sunday afternoon, the country's Volcano Disaster Mitigation of the Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation has raised its volcanic alert level for Semeru volcano to level 4, the highest level of a four-tier volcanic alert system. (Indonesia-Volcano-Eruption)

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JERUSALEM -- The Israeli air force conducted airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, in response to rockets fired from the territory hours before.

According to the Israeli Defense Forces, the strikes targeted a weapon manufacturing site "belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization," and the site is "where the majority of the ... rockets in the Gaza Strip are being manufactured." (Israel-Gaza-Airstrike)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least six coal miners were killed after getting trapped due to a gas explosion inside a coal mine in Harnai district of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, officials told media.

According to the reports, six miners were working inside the Shahrag coal mine of the district Saturday when an explosion occurred in the mine which led to the collapse of a portion of it. (Pakistan-Miners-Deaths)

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