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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 28

29 Jul 2021, 04:44 GMT+10

KIEV -- The ceasefire in Donbass resulted in a 50-percent reduction in casualties among Ukraine's military personnel in the past 12 months, the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group said on Tuesday.

According to Ukraine's Joint Forces Operation Headquarters, 1,995 attacks were recorded, 45 Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 154 were injured in Donbass since July 27, 2020. (Ukraine-Donbass-Ceasefire)

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LOS ANGELES -- A teenager was killed and another injured in a shooting during a movie screening late Monday night in the western U.S. state of California, authorities said Tuesday.

The shooting was reported around 11:45 p.m. Monday local time (0645 GMT on Tuesday) at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings theater in the city of Corona, according to the local police department. (US-Theater-Shooting)

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LONDON -- London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday appointed politician and national security expert Toby Harris to complete a new and wide-ranging independent report to improve London's preparedness for a major terrorist incident.

"Nothing is more important to me than keeping Londoners safe," Khan said in a statement. "Londoners have a right to expect us to be prepared for any potential attack on our city, and that is why I have asked Lord Harris to undertake a fresh review into London's preparedness," he noted. (Britain-London-Terror Preparedness)

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HARARE -- The Zimbabwean government said on Tuesday it will maintain the strictest level-four lockdown despite a 49.5-percent decrease in new COVID-19 infections over the past week.

The number of weekly infections declined to 14,275 from 21,346, and it reflects the high efficiency of the country's efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said during a post-cabinet media briefing. (Zimbabwe-Coronavirus-Lockdown)

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