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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Aug. 11

11 Aug 2020, 21:05 GMT+10

NEW DELHI -- A leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was shot dead Tuesday in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

The BJP leader identified as Sanjay Khokhar was out on a morning walk in fields near his home in Baghpat district, about 581 km west of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. (India-BJP Leader-Killing)

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BERLIN -- German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday that he had complained to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the threat of sanctions against a German port company due to the Nord Stream 2 project.

Maas said he spoke with Pompeo over phone on Sunday to complain about the decision by three U.S. senators who threatened the German port operator Faehrhafen Sassnitz with sanctions over its support of the Russia-Germany gas pipeline project. (Germany-US-Nord Stream)

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SARI PUL, Afghanistan -- Eleven militants including a Taliban commander, Mullah Khalid, have been confirmed dead as clashes erupted in Sancharak district of the northern Sari Pul province on Monday, provincial police spokesman Noor Agha Faizi said Tuesday.

The clashes, according to the official, erupted in Masjid-e-Sabz area of the restive district on Monday morning, lasting for a while, and the insurgents fled away after leaving 11 bodies behind including commander Khalid. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Clash)

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CAIRO -- Egyptians started on Tuesday voting for the Senate, the upper chamber of parliament amid tight security measures.

The voting will extend for two days in 11,500 balloting stations under the supervision of 20,000 judges across the country. (Egypt-Senate-Election)

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