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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, April 12

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A total of 31 people were killed in airstrikes against positions of the Islamic State (IS) militants and violent attacks across Iraq on Sunday, security sources said.

In Iraq's western province of Anbar, the international warplanes foiled an attack by the IS militants when they pounded three boats carrying extremist militants who were trying to cross Euphrates River to attack the town of al-Baghdadi, some 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. (Iraq-Attacks)

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MOSCOW -- The latest data showed that at least 58 people were injured Sunday when a fire swept through Russia's southern Siberian republic of Khakassia, officials said.

"The fire damaged 118 residential buildings in 21 populated settlements and injured 58 people. The information of two death is being verified," Viktor Zimin, chairman of the republic's government, was quoted by Tass news agency as saying. (Russia-Fire)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has voiced fear that Iran will comply with a nuclear deal reached with world powers earlier this month until a final deal is sealed by the end of June, the Ha'aretz daily revealed on Sunday.

This came during a cabinet meeting held on April 3, a day after Iran and six world powers -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the Untied States -- reached after nine-day talks in Lausanne of Switzerland a framework accord on parameters of Iran's nuclear program with a view of sealing a final comprehensive deal by the end of June. (Israel-Iran-Nuclear Deal)

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ADEN, Yemen -- At least 20 people were killed and several others injured when an airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition forces targeted a military camp in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Sunday morning, a government official told Xinhua.

"The Saudi-led airstrike bombed headquarters of the 22nd Armored Brigade controlled by Shiite Houthi gunmen in Janad area of Taiz, killing at least 20 people and injuring others, including civilians," the official of Taiz's local government said on condition of anonymity. (Yemen-Airstrike)

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DAMASCUS -- At least nine people, including five children, were killed Sunday by a Syrian airstrike on a rebel-held area in Syria's northern city of Aleppo, a monitor group reported.

The airstrike targeted the Jamil al-Qabani school in the Ansari neighborhood in Aleppo, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. It added that the death toll could rise due to the large number of critically wounded people. (Syria-Airstrike)

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CAIRO -- At least five army men, including an officer, were killed, and four other soldiers were wounded Sunday in an explosion in the Egyptian province of North Sinai, an official security source told Xinhua.

The explosion took place when an armored vehicle carrying off duty soldiers passed over a roadside bomb in Kharouba village in southern Sheikh Zuweid city, the source said on condition of anonymity. (Egypt-Blast) Endi