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May 12 world news summary at 1530 GMT

PYONGYANG — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced that it will hold a ceremony for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25, state media said Saturday.
“In accordance with the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Nuclear Weapon Institute and other concerned institutions are taking technical measures to dismantle the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK in order to ensure transparency of discontinuance of the nuclear test,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement published by the official Korean Central News Agency. (DPRK-Nuclear)
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NEW DELHI — At least 14 people were killed and 20 others injured in a collision between a tempo and a tanker in the western Indian state of Maharashtra on Saturday, police said.
The accident occurred near Jamb village close to Mukhed on Latur-Mukhed Road in Marathawada region of Maharashtra. (India-Accident)
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MAIMANA, Afghanistan — At least 20 militants were killed and 12 others injured during military operations in the northern Faryab province on Friday, an army official said Saturday.
“Afghan army launched military operations in Garziwan district of Faryab province on Friday, killing at least 20 militants including a local commander, and injuring 12 others,” Spokesman for 209 Army Corps in northern provinces Mohammad Hanif Rezai told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Militants)
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TEHRAN — Iranian lawmakers have submitted a bill to Majlis (parliament) to adopt measures which would safeguard nuclear deal implementation by the signatories of the accord except for the United States, official IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.
Based on the bill, the Iranian government has to ask for “reliable, full and comprehensive” guarantees from the Europeans plus Russia and China for the implementation of the deal, Chairman of Iran’s Majlis Nuclear Commission Mojtaba Zonnouri told IRNA.(Iran-Nuclear)
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BUJUMBURA — At least 26 persons were killed and eight others seriously injured in a gunmen attack on Friday night at a village in the province of Cibitoke, northwestern Burundi, the security minister said Saturday.
Burundian Public Security and Disaster Management Minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni, who visited the village near the border with Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), said the “terrorists” who crossed the border from the DR Congo killed 26 people. (Burundi-Attack) Enditem

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