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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, April 18

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A devastating earthquake that jolted Ecuador has killed 246 people and injured 2,527 others, Vice President Jorge Glas said Sunday, speaking from the town of Pedernales.

At a live press conference earlier in the day, Glas said the priority was to continue searching for survivors trapped in the rubble and to help the injured in the Saturday earthquake, which has generated at least 189 aftershocks of various strength. (Ecuador-Quake-Death)

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DOHA -- The world's key oil producing countries failed to deliver any concrete agreement to freeze production at the end of their ministerial meeting on Sunday amid disagreements on the wording of the agreement.

Qatari Oil Minister Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada said in a press conference that "the meeting reached a result which we all need more time for more consultations and talks." (Doha-Oil-Talks)

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KHARTOUM -- At least 12 people were killed and nine others injured on Sunday in violent clashes between Rizeigat and Ma'liya Arab tribes in Sudan's East Darfur State, Sudan Tribune reported.

"An armed group from Rizeigat tribe ambushed a group of members of Ma'liya near Khour Ta'an of Yassin locality in East Darfur State," Sudan Tribune quoted a responsible source as saying. (Sudan-Darfur)

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CAIRO -- At least 12 people were killed as two trucks collided Sunday on a highway in Upper Egypt, official MENA news agency reported.

The two trucks crashed at the new Safaga-Sohag highway connecting between the Red Sea coastal province in the southeast of the country and Sohag province in Upper Egypt. (Egypt-Traffic-Accident) Endi