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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Feb. 15

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A total of 834 people linked to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been detained over the last two days in anti-terror operations across Turkey, the Turkish Security Directorate said in a written statement on Tuesday.

The operations took place in 37 different provinces, including the capital Ankara, Adana, Mersin, Konya,and Antalya, the statement said. (Turkey-PKK-Anti-terror)

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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir -- Four militants and four troopers were killed Tuesday in two separate gunfights in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Three militants and an Indian army officer were killed Tuesday late afternoon at village Kralgund of Handwara in frontier Kupwara district, about 72 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Kashmir-Militant-Kupwara)

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KIEV -- At least one person was killed in an explosion on Tuesday morning at a chemical plant located in the conflict-torn Donetsk city in eastern Ukraine, local media reported.

The powerful blast occurred at the repair shop of the Donetsk public factory of chemical products at around 10 a.m. local time (GMT 0800), said DAN news agency, citing the operational command of independence-seeking insurgents. (Ukraine-Explosion-Donetsk)

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BRUSSELS -- A passenger train and a cargo train collided on Tuesday morning in southern Luxembourg, leaving one person dead and two others injured, Luxembourg police said.

The head-on collision between the trains occurred between Bettembourg yard and Zoufftgen in southern Luxembourg, they added.


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GENEVA -- The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) warned Tuesday that it has received "troubling reports" that recent clashes between Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) troops and a local militia have resulted in the death of at least 101 civilians. (Geneva-UN-Congo) Endi