[luigi death]Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, July 1



  LAGOS — Unknown gunmen kidnapped six people in Nigeria’s central state of Kogi, said local police on Wednesday.

  The six people were abducted on Tuesday and taken into the bush after a group of “heavily armed” gunmen attacked a mining site in Emiworo community of Ajaokuta area in the state, said the police. (Nigeria-Kidnap)

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  WASHINGTON — The death toll from the condo collapse in Surfside, Florida, has grown to 18 after bodies of two children were discovered, local authorities announced on Wednesday.

  ”I’m pained to tell you we found two additional bodies in the rubble, which brings our total count to 18 — 18 fatalities,” Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at a news conference. (US-Condo Collapse)

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  ROME — Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday called on developed countries to take steps to ensure humanitarian access to crisis zones.

  He made the remarks at special ministerial talks which were attended by representatives from the Group of 20 (G20) countries and organized in collaboration with the Rome-based World Food Program. (Italy-G20-Humanitarian Access)

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  WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the main architect of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, has died, according to a statement by his family released Wednesday. He was 88.

  ”It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Donald Rumsfeld, an American statesman and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. At 88, he was surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico,” the Rumsfeld family said in the statement. (US-Rumsfeld) Enditem

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