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Jan. 14 world news summary at 0030 GMT

KHARTOUM — At least 14 people were killed on Sunday in a traffic accident in western Sudan, an official of Sudanese North Darfur State said.

The accident took place on the Western Salvation road in Um Kadada on the border between North Darfur and West Kordofan State, Mohamed Osman, commissioner of Um Kadada, said in a statement.(Sudan-Traffic Accident-Deaths)
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LOS ANGELES — One person was dead and another 12 taken to hospital in a mass overdose case in Chico, a Northern California city, local media reported Sunday, saying the drug that victims took could be a form of fentanyl mixed with another unknown substance.

According to ABC 7 news channel updated Sunday morning, the mass overdose incident was reported to authorities around 9 am on Saturday, then police arrived at the scene and found one adult male dead and 4 others were in critical condition at a home in the city, 820 kilometers north of Los Angeles.(U.S.-Overdose-Death)
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TRIPOLI — UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Sunday visited southern Libya for the first time since taking office in July 2017, where he met with tribal elders, academics and local activists.

Salame confirmed that the UN Support Mission in Libya will open an office in the eastern city of Benghazi later this month, while expressing the hope to open an office in the southern city Sabha this year.(Libya-UN Envoy-Visit)
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DOHA — Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Sunday ordered to set up a fund of 20 million U.S. dollars to evacuate African immigrants in Libya to their home countries.

The fund, which will be under the auspices of the African Union (AU), should cover the costs of sending illegal African immigrants from Libya back to their original countries, the official Qatar News Agency reported.(Qatar-Africa-Fund)
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CHICAGO — Two people were dead and a third person was critically injured after a car rear-ended a Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) bus Sunday morning.

Local media quoted Officer Dan Donakowski, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department, as saying that the crash took place at 7:25 a.m. at Meyers and Curtis of the U.S. city of Detroit.(US-Detriot-Crash)
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TRIPOLI — Libyan Red Crescent Society on Sunday recovered seven bodies of immigrants off the shore of the city of Sirte, local media reported.

The bodies were recovered with the assistance of the Libyan coast guards and will be handed over to the authorities for legal procedures, the Al-Wasat news site reported.(Libya-Immigrants-Bodies Recovery) Enditem

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