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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Nov. 21

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An unidentified gunman on Saturday night shot dead a soldier in the Burundian capital Bujumbura, the Burundian police spokesman said Sunday.

The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m., when a soldier on leave visited a shop in Ngagara neighborhood. A gunman came in, ordered a cigarette and opened fire, killing the soldier on the spot before running away, said Burundian Police Spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye. (Burundi-Gunman-Soldier)

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BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed at a press conference here on Sunday that she is ready to run for the fourth term in office in 2017 election.

"I've been thinking a lot about it, and the decision on a fourth candidacy is not trivial after 11 years, neither for the country, nor for the party, nor for me," said Merkel. (Germany-Merkel-Candidacy)

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HOUSTON -- A police officer was killed by a driver on Sunday while writing a traffic ticket outside the police headquarters in San Antonio, a city in the southern part of the U.S. state of Texas.

The 50-year-old Benjamin Marconi, a 20-year veteran of the police force, had pulled over a vehicle later Sunday morning. When he was inside his vehicle writing a ticket, a vehicle pulled up behind him. The driver of that vehicle got out, walked up to the officer's driver-side window and shot the officer in the head, the suspect then reached into the window and shot Marconi a second time. He was rushed to a hospital but died Sunday afternoon due to his serious injury, San Antonio police Chief William McManus said at a press conference Sunday afternoon. (US-Police)

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ANKARA -- Turkish jets on Sunday night destroyed some 17 Islamic State (IS) targets near Al-Bab in northern Syria under the Euphrates Shield operation, Anadolu Agency reported.

Turkish Air Force hit at least two IS-occupied buildings in Al-Bab region with 16 bombs, and 17 IS targets were destroyed by the attack. (Turkey-IS) Endi