Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 29
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Two children and a teacher were wounded on Wednesday in a shooting incident at a South Carolina school, according to local authorities.
The suspected shooter was a teenager and was in custody after shooting the three victims at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, according to a spokesman for local county's Emergency Management Department. (US-School-Shooting)
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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Congress voted on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.
It marks the first time during Obama's nearly eight-year presidency that his veto was overridden by Congress.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 348-77 to override the veto issued by Obama last week, hours after the Senate voted 97-1 in favor of the override. The bill, named Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), now becomes law. (US-Congress-9/11 Bill)
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MOGADISHU -- At least 22 Somalia soldiers were mistakenly killed and 16 others injured by suspected U.S. airstrikes early Wednesday in the outskirt of Galkayo town in central Somalia.
Osman Isse Nor, Security Minister for regional Galmudug State, told reporters that airstrike only targeted their forces, saying no Al-Shabaab militants were killed during the bombardment, an incident which sparked street demonstrations against U.S.forces. (US-Somalia-Airstrikes)
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BOGOTA -- The peace agreement signed between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been translated into 62 of Colombia's indigenous languages, said the Culture Ministry on Wednesday.
All indigenous communities can know about and participate in the upcoming plebiscite, the director of Populations for the Culture Ministry, Moises Medrano, said on Wednesday. (Colombia-Peace Deal-Translation)
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ANKARA -- The Turkish National Security Council on Wednesday proposed to extend the country's ongoing state of emergency which was declared after the July 15 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
The National Security Council, which convened on Wednesday in Ankara under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made a number of statements on the coup attempt, Turkey's Syria policy and counter-terrorism. (Turkey-State of Emergency) Endi