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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 24

24 May 2022, 10:44 GMT+10

OTTAWA -- The death toll related to the destructive storm that swept Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec on Saturday reached 10 on Monday, local media reported.

Tens of thousands of people were without power after gusting winds of 120 km/h knocked down trees and hydro wires in Ontario, the most populous province of Canada, and the national capital region on Saturday, according to CTV news. (Canada-Storm-Death)

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THE HAGUE -- The number of monkeypox cases in humans rose to six in the Netherlands, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on Monday.

The first human case of monkeypox in the Netherlands was confirmed last Friday. The RIVM and the Erasmus University Medical Center are analyzing new samples to ensure rapid detection of any new cases and to reduce the chances of further spread. (Netherlands-Monkeypox)

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ABU DHABI -- Two people died and more than 100 were injured in a gas cylinder explosion on Monday at a restaurant in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Police has confirmed.

The restaurant, which serves South Asian fare, is located in a five-storey building in central Abu Dhabi. Several shops and six other buildings were damaged in the blast. (Abu Dhabi-Gas Blast-Casualty)

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BAGHDAD -- A total of six people were killed and five wounded Monday in attacks by militants of the Islamic States (IS) group in the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala, a provincial official and a police source said.

In the northern province of Kirkuk, IS militants took advantage of a dust storm that swept through much of Iraq earlier in the day and set fire to a wheat farm in the Taza area outside the namesake provincial capital Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, the Mayor of Taza Hussein Adil told Xinhua. (Iraq-IS-Attack)

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