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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, May 26

27 May 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

ATHENS -- Three people died and 12 went missing after a boat carrying an unknown number of refugees and migrants capsized off Mykonos island in the Aegean Sea, Greek national broadcaster ERT reported on Friday.

Two people have been rescued as a total of 17 people were reported on board, said ERT, citing Hellenic Coast Guard sources, adding that a search and rescue operation was underway. (Greece-Boat Sinking-Refugees)

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WASHINGTON -- The Chinese side has expressed key concerns on the U.S. China policies on economy and trade, and semiconductors, as well as issues concerning export control and outbound investments review during Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao's talks with U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Thursday.

During their meeting on the sidelines of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in the United States from Thursday to Friday, the two sides had candid, professional and constructive exchanges on bilateral economic and trade ties as well as related issues of common concern. (China-U.S.-Commerce Talks)

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NEW DELHI -- At least 12 people were killed and many others injured after a thunderstorm hit the western Indian state of Rajasthan, officials said Friday.

The strong thunderstorm that began late Thursday night wreaked havoc in many state districts. (India-Rajasthan-Thunderstorm)

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TOKYO -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck Japan's eastern regions, the country's weather agency said on Friday.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temblor occurred at 7:03 p.m. local time at a depth of 50 km, measuring lower 5 on Japan's seismic intensity scale, which peaks at 7. (Japan-Earthquake)

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SEOUL -- Nine passengers suffered breathing difficulty as a South Korean aircraft landed with its door being open, Yonhap news agency reported Friday.

The entrance door of the plane, which left an airport in the country's southern resort island of Jeju at around 11:49 a.m. local time (0249 GMT), opened just before landing at the airport in Daegu, about 240 km southeast of Seoul, at 12:45 p.m. (0345 GMT). (South Korea-Airplane)

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