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Xinhua world news summary at 1130 GMT, June 1

Xinhua
01 Jun 2020, 21:44 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- About 40 U.S. cities including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington D.C. have imposed curfews as protests against police brutality kept spreading for the sixth day.

The protests began in response to the death of 46-year-old African American male George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in police custody on Monday. (US-Protest-Police Brutality)

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ABUJA -- Four gunmen were killed when the Nigerian military launched airstrikes to destroy a logistics warehouse of a "criminal gang" in the country's northwest region, the military said on Monday.

In a statement reaching Xinhua in Abuja, the military said the weekend bombardment of the gunmen's camp in the Birnin Kogo area of the northwestern state of Zamfara followed credible intelligence. (Nigeria-Military-Gunmen)

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PHNOM PENH -- The number of people arrested in Cambodia for allegedly involving in illicit drugs rose by 28 percent in the first five months of 2020, according to the Interior Ministry's anti-drug department report released on Monday.

The authorities had caught 8,864 drug-related suspects in 4,490 cases during the January-May period this year, up 28 percent and 37 percent, respectively compared to the same period last year, the report said. (Cambodia-Drugs)

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SANAA -- A child was killed and 21 others were wounded in shelling in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, the international aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Twitter late on Sunday.

It said the shelling targeted a public place crowded with families and playing children on Sunday afternoon. (Yemen-Attack)

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