【500彩神APP8下载APP_500彩神APP8下载APP官网】Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, July 20

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LONDON -- Britain's ambassador to Iran is in contact with authorities in Tehran following the seizure in the Gulf of two vessels, one of them British, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said late Friday night.

The Foreign Office in London issued a statement by Hunt following a meeting of the emergency COBR committee. (Britain-Iran-Vessel Seizure)

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BAGHDAD -- Ten Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Friday in an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition aircraft in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, the Iraqi military said.

Acting on intelligence reports, the coalition aircraft attacked an IS hideout at a desert in al-Baaj area near the border with Syria, the media office of the Joint Operations Command said in a brief statement. (US-Iraq-Air Strike)

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WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed Friday that an Iranian drone had been destroyed by a U.S. warship, while Tehran denied the U.S. assertion.

"No doubt about it ... we shot it down," Trump replied to reporters in the Oval Office when asked to confirm the downing of the Iranian drone. (US-Iran-Drone)

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UNITED NATIONS -- Humanitarian partners of the United Nations (UN) reported that at least 30 people had been killed by monsoon rain-triggered landslides and flooding in parts of Bangladesh, a UN spokesman said Friday.

Farhan Haq, deputy spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said that "humanitarian colleagues tell us that monsoon rains have led to flooding and landslides across parts of Bangladesh, with at least 30 people reportedly having been killed and more than 2 million people affected." (Bangladesh-UN-Landslide) Enditem