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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 14

14 Jul 2020, 15:30 GMT+10

NEW DELHI -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in India surpassed the 900,000-mark on Tuesday, reaching 906,752, and the total deaths stood at 23,727, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry.

The ministry said 553 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides 28,498 fresh positive cases, were reported during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 23,727 and total cases to 906,752.

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HOUSTON -- A shooting in the southern U.S. city of New Orleans Monday afternoon killed a 10-year-old boy and injured other two teenagers, local media reported.

Shaun Ferguson, superintendent from the New Orleans Police Department, told reporters that the 10-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to WVUE-DT, a Fox-affiliated television station.

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WASHINGTON -- The United States on Monday recorded 59,222 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases over 3.36 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Another 411 deaths were reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 135,582 in the country.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to mutually ease travel restrictions introduced due to the COVID-19 outbreak and resume some necessary travels between the two countries, the two foreign ministries said Tuesday.

The Reciprocal Green Lane and Periodic Commuting Arrangement are two schemes that meant to address the needs of different groups of cross-border travelers, Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein and his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan said in a joint statement.

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