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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 22

22 Sep 2020, 10:44 GMT+10

NEW YORK -- The world's challenges are interconnected and can only be addressed through reinvigorated multilateralism, which is a necessity as we build back better for a more equal, more resilient and more sustainable world, the United Nations (UN) said Monday in a declaration to commemorate its 75th anniversary.

The COVID-19 pandemic, the largest global challenge in the history of the UN, has not only caused death and serious illness, but also global economic recession, increased poverty, anxiety and fear, leaving no one untouched, the UN said. (UN-Multilateralism-Cooperation)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday that he is considering five women for the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving for state of Ohio to campaign, Trump said they are being "vetted very carefully" and that he has spoken to some of the candidates and will also have some in-person meetings. (US-Trump-Supreme Court)

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CAIRO -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan discussed on Monday a number of regional issues.

During a phone conversation, Sisi and Al Nahyan exchanged views on the recent developments in regional and international issues of common interest, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement. (Egypt-UAE-Ties)

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RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll surpassed 137,000 on Monday after 377 more patients died from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, raising the total number of fatalities to 137,272.

According to the Ministry of Health, tests detected 13,439 new cases of infection in the same period, bringing the total caseload since the start of the outbreak to 4,558,068. (Brazil-COVID-19)

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