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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, April 14

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The death toll from a head-on collision between a gas tanker truck and a passenger bus in south Mexico on Thursday climbed to 24, officials told Xinhua.

Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has expressed his condolences to the relatives of the victims via Twitter. (Mexico-Collision)

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CAIRO -- The Egyptian interior ministry revealed on Thursday the identity of the suicide bomber who blew himself up inside a church in the Egyptian Nile delta city of Tanta on Sunday, killing 28 Christians.

The ministry said in a press statement that the suicide bomber was identified as Mahmdouh Ameen Bughdadi who was born on June 25, 1977 in Upper Egypt's city of Qena. (Egypt-Suicide Bomber)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan on an Islamic State target, the Pentagon said Thursday.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday gave the order for the U.S. military to drop a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb on an IS cave complex in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan, the first time such a bomb has been used in combat. (U.S.-Bomb)

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WASHINGTON, April 13 (Xinhua) -- An air strike against the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Syria on Tuesday by the U.S.-led anti-terror coalition mistakenly killed 18 members of allied forces there, the Pentagon said Thursday.

"The strike was requested by the partnered forces, who had identified the target location as an ISIS (IS) fighting position," the Pentagon said in a statement. "The target location was actually a forward Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting position." (U.S.-Air Strike) Endi