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Xinhua World News Summary April 24, 0030 GMT

CAIRO – As the world celebrates World Book Day, Egyptian writers, intellectuals and cultural officials want to make the event more popular, emphasizing the value of reading books, writers, and copyright.

Summary For World Book և Copyright Day, this is an annual celebration on April 23 to promote reading, publishing: copyright. (Egypt – World Book Day)

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BEIRUT – The Lebanese army on Saturday rescued 30 of the 60 people aboard a shipwreck in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a Lebanese security source told Xinhua.

The source added that the army found the body of a woman and a child. (Lebanon-Boat-Rescue)

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke by telephone on Saturday with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the prime minister’s office said.

Bennett told the UN chief that Israel was a “stabilizing force” in the conflict. “If we did not keep order, tens of thousands of Muslims would not be able to pray,” he was quoted as saying in a statement from the prime minister’s office. (Israel-Guterres-Telephone Talks)

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LONDON – London’s historic Trafalgar Square turned red and white on Saturday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate England’s National Day.

It was the first time since 2019 that the square, one of the main tourist attractions in the British capital, hosted the celebrations of St. George’s Day, and the event was stopped for the last two years due to the epidemic. (Britain-England-Holiday)

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ADDIS ABABA – The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Africa reached 11,403,955 as of Saturday night, according to the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The African Union (AU), a specialist health agency, said the death toll across the continent was 252,048, with about 10,781,861 people recovering from the disease. (Africa – COVID-19)

Xinhua World News Summary April 24, 0030 GMT

SourceXinhua World News Summary April 24, 0030 GMT

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