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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Aug. 2

02 Aug 2020, 16:05 GMT+10

NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 1.7 million-mark on Sunday, reaching 1,750,723, announced the federal health ministry.

Over 200,000 fresh cases have been detected across the country in past four days. Sunday is the fourth day in succession when over 50,000 fresh cases are added to COVID-19 tally. (India-COVID-19)

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TRIPOLI -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Saturday that more than 200 illegal immigrants have been rescued off Libya's western coast in the past 24 hours.

"More than 200 migrants were returned to Libyan shores in the past 24 hours. IOM staff who were onsite to provide assistance report that ten other migrants are missing at sea," IOM tweeted. (Libya-Immigrants)

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CAPE TOWN -- South Africa's COVID-19 cases have exceeded the half-a-million mark, reaching 503,290, South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced Saturday.

A total of 10,107 cases were reported in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said in his daily update. (South Africa-COVID-19)

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WASHINGTON -- The SpaceX Crew Dragon "Endeavour" spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley undocked from the forward end of the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday to complete a two-month mission.

The spacecraft undocked from Harmony module of the ISS at 7:35 p.m. EDT (2335 GMT), said NASA. (NASA-SpaceX-ISS)

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