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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 20

20 Jan 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS -- The armed militia group CODECO reportedly killed seven people in a displaced persons camp in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a UN spokesman said on Thursday.

The UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC, known as MONUSCO, reported the attack took place at the Plaine Savo camp for displaced people, 9 km east of Djugu, in Ituri province, said Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (UN-DRC-Attack)

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JERUSALEM -- Sheba Medical Center, Israel's largest hospital, on Thursday announced the successful results of clinical trials that confirmed the effectiveness of a naturally sourced treatment for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients who are unresponsive to conventional therapy.

UC is a chronic inflammatory condition of the colon and rectum, characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the innermost lining of the large intestine and rectum. (Israel-Ulcerative Colitis-Treatment)

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ISLAMABAD -- A terrorist attack in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (KP) left three police personnel killed, according to police.

A group of terrorists carrying explosive material attacked a police check-post in the Tekhta Beg area of Kyber Agency, a district bordering Afghanistan in the country's KP province, police in the area told local media on Thursday. (Pakistan-Terrorist-Attack)

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YAOUNDE -- An official of Cameroon's electoral body, Elections Cameroon (Elecam), has been killed by suspected separatist fighters in Cameroon's English-speaking region of Northwest, local and security sources said on Thursday.

Gilbert Yufola, district chairman of Elecam in Jakiri, was shot dead Wednesday night in Bamenda, the chief town of the region, a senior military official in the region said. (Cameroon-Anglophone region-Separatist) .

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