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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 31

Xinhua
31 May 2020, 11:18 GMT+10

YANGON -- Myanmar government is planning to hold the fourth meeting of 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference by July, a government official told an online press briefing on Saturday.

The Union Accord Part III will be signed at the fourth meeting of the peace conference and the accord will include three parts relating to framework agreement on the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) implementation, post-election activities and basic federal principles, a spokesperson said. (Myanmar-Panglong peace conference)

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HAVANA -- The Cuban government declared on Saturday its full support of the World Health Organization (WHO) after the United States announced it is terminating its relationship with the global organization.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez wrote on his Twitter account that Cuba lends "its full support" to the WHO and its management of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cuba-US-WHO)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- A Friday night protest in U.S. Northern California city of Oakland over the police-custody death of black man George Floyd in Minneapolis turned into a riot with dozens of protestors arrested.

The city's Police Department said in a tweet that the peaceful demonstration turned out to be an unlawful assembly and multiple officers were injured. (US-Oakland-Protest-George Floyd)

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BRUSSELS -- Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Defense Philippe Goffin and Minister of Social Affairs and Health Maggie De Block reaffirmed on Saturday their support for the World Health Organization (WHO).

"The WHO plays a crucial role in coordinating the international response to this pandemic. The organization tries to prevent the further spread of the virus by, among other things, distributing medical material, deploying rapid response teams and advising and informing the general public," they said in a joint press release. (Belgium-WHO-COVID-19)

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