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Xinhua World News Summary at 0030 GMT, Nov.1

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Pakistan army said Monday that India cross-border firing has killed at least four civilians.

"Indian targeting of civil population by unprovoked firing on LoC (Line of Control) continues," an army statement said. "Four civilians embraced shahadat (martyrdom) at LoC in Nakial sector while six civilians were seriously injured." (Pakistan-Indian Firing-Death)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that it will try to reach a quick conclusion of the latest probe into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails.

Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik assured Congress in a letter that his department "will continue to work closely with the FBI and together, dedicate all necessary resource and take appropriate steps as expeditiously as possible."(US-Election-Email)

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CAIRO -- Egypt said on Monday evening that the country supported Saudi Arabia's nomination of its former social affairs minister Youssef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen as the new chief of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

"Egypt voices its support of the Saudi nominee for the new post out of appreciation of the important role played by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in supporting the activities of the OIC," said the Egyptian Foreign Ministry in a statement.(Egypt-Saudi Arabia-OIC)

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UNITED NATIONS -- The UN refugee agency on Monday announced its intention to double funds for cash-based assistance to refugees across the world by 2020 as a way to better assist and protect them.

According to the press release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the agency is already providing cash-based interventions in 60 countries, including Jordan and Lebanon, which are hosting a massive influx of Syrian refugees, and plans to expand the programs to another 15 countries next year.(UN-Refugees)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli military said on Monday that troops shot dead a Palestinian gunman after he shot and injured three soldiers in a West Bank military checkpoint.

The shooting occurred at a checkpoint outside the city of Ramallah, by the 'Beit El' Jewish settlement.(Palestinian-Israeli) Endi