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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 29

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Chinese President Xi Jinping announced here Monday a series of major actions in support of the United Nations (UN) and its peacekeeping efforts.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, he said China will join the new UN peacekeeping capability readiness system, take the lead to set up a permanent peacekeeping police squad, and build an 8,000-strong standby peacekeeping force. (China-UN-peacekeeping)

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UNITED NATIONS -- Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday warned here that it would be "an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government."

Putin made remarks while addressing the General Debate of the UN General Assembly, which opened here Monday morning. (UN-Putin-Syria)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. space agency NASA announced on Monday it has found "strong" evidence that there is liquid water intermittently flowing on present-day Mars.

Images taken from the Mars orbit showed dark, finger-like markings that, typically less than five meters in width, appear on slopes during warm seasons, lengthen and then fade during cooler seasons on the Red Planet. (NASA-Mars-Water)

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UNITED NATIONS -- The United States is prepared to work with any nation, including Russia and Iran, to resolve the conflict in Syria, U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday.

"While military power is necessary, it is not sufficient to resolve the situation in Syria," Obama said at the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). (UN-U.S.-Iran) Endit