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May 13 world news summary at 1530 GMT

LONDON — Two British nationals who were held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been released, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Sunday.
“I am delighted to announce that two British nationals who were held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released,” Johnson said in a statement. (UK-Hostage-Freed)
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ISLAMABAD — Police said at least 40 tourists have been swept away and four of them were dead after a footbridge over a river collapsed Sunday in the Neelum valley of the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, according to local media.
The Neelum valley deputy commissioner said more than 40 tourists stopped to take pictures on the bridge, located in the Nala Jagran area of the valley, when it collapsed as it could not withstand the weight. (Pakistan-Bridge-Accident)
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JAKARTA — The death toll from the suicide explosions in three churches in Surabaya, the provincial capital of East Java on Friday has risen to 11, including one child, with 41 others wounded, according to a police officer.
Police have discovered three bombs which did not explode in two of the three churches where the bombers blew up themselves during congregations on Sunday morning, provincial police spokesman Senior Commissioner Frans Barung said. (Indonesia-Blasts)
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JALALABAD, Afghanistan — At least seven people, including one assailant, were killed and 20 others wounded after two blasts and ensuing gunshots rocked Jalalabad city, capital of eastern Nangarhar province, on Sunday.
The incident occurred around midday when militants armed with suicide jackets and automatic guns stormed the provincial government’s customs and finance department, triggering a gun battle, said an official on the condition of anonymity. (Afghanistan-Attack) Enditem

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