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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Jan. 29

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29 Jan 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

LOS ANGELES -- At least three people were killed and four others were wounded early Saturday morning in a shooting in a neighborhood in Los Angeles, reported local media, citing police.

The fatal victims, two men and a woman, have not been identified, and the injured were taken to the hospital in critical condition, reported KABC-TV, the West Coast flagship station of the ABC television network. (U.S.-Shooting)

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PRAGUE -- The second round of the Czech presidential election concluded Saturday, with retired general Petr Pavel winning over former prime minister Andrej Babis, according to official results.

With 99.99 percent of precincts counted, Pavel won with 58.32 percent of the vote to Babis' 41.67 percent. Turnover for the election surpassed 70 percent. (Czech Republic- Election)

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JERUSALEM -- Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police erupted in Jerusalem Saturday night in the wake of two anti-Israeli attacks in the disputed holy city.

Israeli police entered Arab neighborhoods in the city looking for people who may have assisted the assailants in the previous attacks, sparking clashes with Palestinians. (Israel-Palestine-Clashes)

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TEHRAN -- An Iranian official vowed on Saturday that the legal pursuit of former U.S. President Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will continue until justice is done for the assassination of Iran's top commander Qassem Soleimani.

Pompeo's "horror is quite serious and real," as he, along with Trump and all the other "criminals," must be tried and punished in a just court on the charge of assassinating Iranian and Iraqi officials, said Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, who heads a special legal committee tasked to investigate Soleimani's assassination, in a Twitter post. (Iran-Soleimani's Killing)

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