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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 6

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GENEVA -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday that Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics set for next February in PyeongChang, South Korea, over doping concerns.

The IOC decided to suspend the Russian Olympic Committee with immediate effect, but Russian athletes would still be able to compete at the PyeongChang Games in uniforms bearing the name "Olympic Athlete from Russia" under the Olympic Flag, and the Olympic Anthem will be played in any ceremony. (Switzerland-Olympics-IOC-Russia)

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SANAA -- Death toll from week-long clashes in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has increased to 234 people, while 400 others were wounded, including 383 severely injured, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for the Middle East said Tuesday.

"Our ICRC teams are now doing all they can to supply hospitals with medicines, surgical materials and fuel," Robert Mardini, the regional director of the ICRC tweeted. (Yemen-ICRC)

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RAMALLAH -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received Tuesday a telephone call from U.S. President Donald Trump, who told Abbas of his intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

President Abbas warned of the dangers of such a decision on the peace process, security and stability in the region and the world, Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rdineh said in an official statement sent to reporters. (Palestine-US-embassy)

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FRANKFURT-- Forty-seven people were injured, including three seriously, in a train collision in a city close to Dusseldorf on Tuesday, local fire department said.

A regional passenger train collided with a freight train Tuesday evening in the western German city of Meerbusch, located about 10 kilometers northwest of Dusseldorf. (Germany-Train collision) Enditem