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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 29

29 Sep 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

BAGHDAD -- Thirteen people were killed and 58 wounded on Wednesday after Iranian forces carried out cross-border bombardments on Iranian Kurdish opposition parties' positions in the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

A statement by the regional Kurdish Counter-Terrorism Service said that Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps carried out four stages of bombardments, using ballistic missiles and booby-trapped drone. (Iraq-Iran-Kurdistan)

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HOUSTON -- At least one person was killed following a shooting on Wednesday at a hospital north of Little Rock, capital of the U.S. state of Arkansas, authorities said.

A suspect has been taken into custody, according to Sherwood Police Chief Jeff Hagar.

St. Vincent North in Sherwood, Arkansas, was on lockdown as law enforcement officers from multiple agencies rushed to the scene responding to "reports of a shooting incident." (U.S.-Shooting)

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WASHINGTON -- "Extremely dangerous" Ian made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in southwestern Florida, the southeasternmost U.S. state, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Landfall occurred near Cayo Costa, an island in Florida's Lee County, around 3:05 p.m. ET (1905 GMT) with maximum sustained winds of 240 kilometers per hour. (U.S.-Florida-Hurricane)

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BAGHDAD -- A total of 133 people, mostly security members, were wounded on Wednesday as the Iraqi parliament reconvened after nearly two months of suspension, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in a statement.

The media office of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said in the statement that the clashes between protesters and the security forces resulted in the wounding of 122 security members and 11 protesters. (Iraq-Parliament-Protest)

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