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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, March 11

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Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday defended using personal email account in official business of her four-year tenure, yet she also told reporters here that "it would be better" to have used two separate devices for her personal and work email accounts.

"It would be better" and "it would have been smarter to use two devices" for her personal and work email addresses, said Clinton at a hastily arranged press conference after she addressed a UN meeting on gender equality. (UN-Clinton-Email-Writethru)

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TRIPOLI -- Libyan elected parliament on Tuesday requested the United Nations to postpone peace talks for a week to allow more time to discuss next government's roadmap, according to a parliament spokesperson.

"We request postponement of the dialogue session for a week to discuss the next government's roadmap, jurisdictions, timeframe, and relationship with the House of Representatives," said Farraj Hashem, spokesperson of the parliament House of Representatives. (Libya-Peace-Talks)

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ABUJA -- At least four people were killed and 20 others injured in a blast that hit Maiduguri, capital city of the north Nigerian state of Borno on Tuesday, witnesses and a hospital source said.

A staff in a local hospital said remains of the victims had been deposited in the morgue. (Nigria-Incident)

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BOGOTA -- An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted northeastern parts of Colombia Tuesday, according to local sources.

The Colombian Seismological Service said the quake struck at 3: 57 p.m., local time, with the epicenter being monitored at 7.4 kilometers away from Mesa de los Santos, the capital of Santander department, where initial reports said two electric towers were toppled by the temblor. (Colombia-Quake-Writethru) Endi