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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Dec. 27

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ANKARA -- At least seven Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members were killed in a counterterrorism operation in northern Iraq, the Turkish military said on Tuesday.

In a written statement from Turkish General Staff, the operation was carried out in Iraq's Gara, Metina, Avasin, and Basyan regions. (Turkey-PKK)

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SANTIAGO -- Chilean rescue workers on Tuesday recovered the body of the latest victim of a Dec. 16 mudslide that devastated a small rural village in southern Chile, bringing the total death toll to 16.

Homes in Villa Santa Lucia, a village in the Chilean Lake District, were buried under tons of mud after excessive rainfall. (Chile-Mudslide)

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PARIS -- A regional train TER collided on Tuesday with a vehicle in Morbihan, northwest France, leaving one person dead, local authorties said.

At 10:06 local time (0906 GMT), a train hit a car at a railroad level between Lorient and Quimperle communes, according to Morbihan prefecture. (France-Traffice Accident)

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GENEVA -- Three people died in separate avalanche accidents in the Swiss Alps over the Christmas period, local Swiss media and police source said on Tuesday.

Swiss public radio reported Tuesday that a man who was skiing close to the 2,844-metre Hofathorn, in the canton of Valais, died after being carried away by an avalanche on Monday morning. (Switzerland-Avalanche) Enditem