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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 8

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HOUSTON -- The police told media conference Thursday afternoon that two students and a male shooter were dead following high school shooting in U.S. northwest state of New Mexico.

Police from the New Mexico State Police (NMSP), San Juan County, did not identify the suspect, only mentioning the shooter was a male. (US-School Shooting)

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ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed on Thursday the latest developments in Jerusalem over the phone, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.

Erdogan and Putin agreed that the U.S. decision on Jerusalem will negatively impact the peace and stability in the region, Anadolu quoted a presidential source as saying. (Turkey-Russia-Jerusalem)

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BERLIN -- Germany's SPD Party on Thursday voted to enter into exploratory talks for the formation of a new government coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's Union Party.

About 600 SPD members on Thursday gathered for the federal party congress and voted with a large majority to enter exploratory talks that could eventually end Germany's political crisis. (Germany-SPD-Coalition)

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UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council on Thursday expressed grave concern about reports of migrants being sold into slavery in Libya and called for justice for the victims.

"The Security Council condemns such actions as heinous abuses of human rights which may also amount to crimes against humanity," said a statement of the council president. (UN-Libya-Slavery) Enditem