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Xinhua world news summary at 0600 GMT, Sept. 24

24 Sep 2020, 16:05 GMT+10

CHICAGO -- Two U.S. police officers have been shot and wounded in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, during protests over black woman Breonna Taylor's death.

The two police officers have been sent to a university hospital. One is in stable condition and another is in surgery, Acting Chief of Louisville Metro Police Department Robert Schroeder said at a news briefing held in Louisville Wednesday evening. (US-Police-Shot)

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BUENOS AIRES -- The battle of more than 400 firefighters against the forest fires raging in the central Argentine province of Cordoba on Wednesday entered into the second day.

Nine aircrafts, including planes and helicopters, were helping to douse the flames from above in Las Jarillas, Bosque Alegre and Villa Giardino, in the Punilla Valley, official sources said. (Argentina-Forest Fires)

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BAMAKO -- Three Malian soldiers were killed and four other injured in an ambush on Wednesday in Boulkessy, a town in Mali's central region of Mopti, the Defense Ministry said.

"On September 23, around 12:45 p.m. (1245 GMT), a FAMa (Malian armed forces) patrol team was ambushed at south of Boulkessy," the ministry said in a press release. (Mali-Ambush-Soldiers)

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WASHINGTON -- A second wave of COVID-19 infections in the fall and winter and the lack of further fiscal aid could make the U.S. economic recovery more gradual than hoped, a senior Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.

"Recent economic data have been encouraging, but I believe the most difficult part of the recovery is still ahead of us," Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, said in prepared remarks to the Boston Economic Club. (US-COVID-19-Second Wave)

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