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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 27

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Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Saturday that China will provide 2 billion U.S. dollars to support South-South cooperation.

China will set up a fund, with initial contribution of 2 billion dollars, to support South-South cooperation and assist developing countries in implementing their post-2015 development agenda, Xi told the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit at the UN headquarters in New York. (China-South-South Cooperation)

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UNITED NATIONS -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced on Saturday more than 25 billion U.S. dollars in commitments to helping end preventable deaths of women, children and adolescents by 2030.

Ban made the announcement at a launch event of the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health, a roadmap aimed at supporting the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents. (UN-Commitment)

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MOGADISHU -- A bomb explosion killed at least 4 people, wounded several others in Kismayo city, southern Somalia on Saturday, police said.

Mohamed Ahmed, police officer in Kismayo, told Xinhua that 3 civilians and one soldier were killed in the explosion in a busy restaurant in the city. (Somalia-Explosion)

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HELSINKI -- More than 200 people staged a demonstration on Saturday in Turku, southwest Finland, to protest against the setup of an emergency accommodation site for asylum seekers, local media reported.

The residents of Runosmaki, a suburb of Turku with a population of about 10,300, gathered on the playground of the abandoned Runosmaki school, where a reception center for refugees is planned by the city of Turku. (Finland-Refugees)

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JERUSALEM -- Israel said Saturday it has arrested four Palestinian youths in connection with a stone-throwing attack that led to the death of an Israeli driver in Jerusalem last week.

The Israeli Shin Bet security service said in a statement that the four suspects, aged 16 to 19, are residents of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher. (Isreal-Palestian) Endi