Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, June 16

Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, June 16


ANKARA — Türkiye on Thursday summoned Jean-Daniel Ruch, the Swiss ambassador to Ankara over a demonstration in Zurich, Switzerland against its President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which protesters burned Erdogan’s effigy.

Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Mehmet Kemal Bozbay said these acts were unacceptable, calling on Swiss authorities to launch an investigation into the incident and identify those involved as soon as possible. (Türkiye-Switzerland-Protest Against Erdogan)

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OTTAWA — Fifteen people are dead and 10 others have been taken to hospital after a bus collided with a semi truck in central Canada, police said on Thursday.

At a press briefing, police said the bus carrying 25 people collided with a semi truck near the town of Carberry, two hours of drive west of Winnipeg, capital city of Manitoba. (Canada-Bus Crash)

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SEOUL — Dozens of people were injured on Friday in a rear-end collision involving seven vehicles that took place in the South Korean eastern province of Gangwon, according to Yonhap news agency.

One passenger car, three trucks and three tour buses collided one after another at about 1:27 p.m. local time (0427 GMT) on a road in Hongcheon county, some 100 km east of the capital Seoul. (South Korea-Car Collision)

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HOUSTON — At least three people were killed and dozens of others injured Thursday after multiple tornadoes battered Perryton, a small city in south central U.S. state Texas, local authorities said.

At least one person was killed in a mobile home park that took a “direct hit” from a strong tornado, Perryton Fire Chief Paul Dutcher told reporters. Two people were killed in the downtown business district. (US-Tornadoes)



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