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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, April 3

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The Kenyan government announced Thursday night that the operation at the university stormed by the militant Somalia Al-Shabaab group, that lasted 16 hours was over.

Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said 147 people has been killed, and the survivors will be evacuated tomorrow using NYS vehicles. He further said that the militants were armed with IEDs, live bombs and grenades. Enditem (Kenya-Militants-Attack University)

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LAUSANNE -- Top negotiators on Thursday concluded the Iran nuclear talks in Lausanne and reached common solutions to outstanding issues, a senior European Union (EU) official said.

"Today, we have taken a decisive step. We have reached solutions on key parameters of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini read a joint statement at a press conference held in Lausanne. (Iran-Nuclear-Talks)

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ARISH, Egypt -- At least 15 military men and four civilians were killed in simultaneous armed attacks on checkpoints in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, a security source told Xinhua.

"The militants attacked four checkpoints in North Sinai to distract security attention, but they focused on one south of Sheikh Zuweid city," the source said, noting that the assailants launched two blasts and fired at the military men there. (Egypt-Sinai-Attack)

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DJIBOUTI -- A total of 225 nationals from 10 countries who were evacuated from conflict-ridden Yemen arrived in Djibouti onboard a Chinese frigate on Thursday.

Linyi missile frigate, carrying the group of nationals, departed Yemen for Djibouti at 11:30 a.m. local time and arrived after nearly eight hours of sailing. (Yemen-Evacuation-Chinese Frigate)

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BERLIN -- The co-pilot of crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 searched the Internet for suicide methods and security measures of cockpit doors mere days before the crash happened, said a Duesseldorf prosecutor on Thursday.

Investigators found a tablet that was used by the co-pilot at his home in Duesseldorf, said the prosecutor's office in a statement.(Germanwings-Copilot) Endi