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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Jan. 23

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23 Jan 2021, 15:49 GMT+10

LOS ANGELES -- A tour bus rolled over a road in the northwest of the U.S. state of Arizona on its way to Grand Canyon on Friday, leaving one dead and 41 injured.

According to Mohave County Sheriff's Offices in Arizona, the fatal accident occurred at about 12:21 p.m. local time (2021 GMT) on a road near Dolan Spring of Arizona, 520 km northeast of Los Angeles. (US-Bus-Accident)

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CARACAS -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro kicked off the 2021 judicial year on Friday, highlighting the power and resistance of the country's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) in the face of foreign aggressions.

"Venezuela has a powerful judicial system," better than any other republican period, said the president at the headquarters of the TSJ in Caracas. (Venezuela-TSJ)

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TRIPOLI -- A total of 139 bodies have been recovered from mass graves in the Libyan city of Tarhuna since June 2020, according to a local official.

Lutfi Tawfeeq, head of the Department of Search for Remains, said that the bodies were recovered from 47 mass graves in Tarhuna, located some 90 km south of the capital Tripoli. (Libya-Mass Graves)

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SANTIAGO -- Latin America and the Caribbean's foreign trade in 2020 saw its worst performance since the 2008 global financial crisis, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on economies, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said on Friday.

In its newly-released annual report International Trade Outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2020, the UN agency estimated the value of regional exports dropped 13 percent in 2020, while imports shrank by 20 percent. (Chile-ECLAC)

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