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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, July 6

06 Jul 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight people are believed to be dead after two planes collided over Coeur d'Alene Lake and then sank on Sunday in the northwestern U.S. state of Idaho.

The collision took place at around 2:20 p.m. local time (2120 GMT), according to a news release from Kootenai County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). (US-Idaho-Plane Crash)

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TOKYO -- An emergency rain warning was issued by the weather agency here Monday for more torrential rain to hit regions in Japan's southern deluge-hit Kyushu, where heavy downpours over the weekend caused widespread floods, landslides and claimed the lives of more than 20 people.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the latest emergency warning, the highest on the agency's scale, was issued for Nagasaki, Saga and Fukuoka prefectures in the region late Monday afternoon. (Japan-Emergency-Heavy Rain-Warning-Kyushu-JMA)

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JERUSALEM -- The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has reached 30,162, after the state's Ministry of Health reported 204 new cases on Monday.

According to the ministry, the number of death cases increased from 331 to 332, while the number of recoveries rose to 17,974 with 24 new recoveries. (Israel-COVID-19)

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MOSCOW -- One person died and another was injured after a Mi-2 helicopter crashed in south Russia's Rostov Region on Monday, the regional division of the Russian Emergency Ministry said in a statement.

The private chopper with two people on board crashed when it was watering rice fields, according to the Russian Investigative Committee's Moscow Interregional Investigation Directorate for Transport. (Russia-Helicopter Crash)

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