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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 12

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12 May 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

BRASILIA -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro replaced Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque on Wednesday, after a series of disagreements regarding fuel price policy, the Official Gazette reported.

Economist Adolfo Sachsida, who was head of the Special Advisory for Strategic Affairs of the Economy Ministry, was appointed the new minister. (Brazil-Energy Minister)

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YAOUNDE -- Cameroonian Minister of Transport Jean Ernest Ngalle Bibehe on late Wednesday reported the loss of radio contact with an aircraft with 11 people on board.

Bibehe said in a statement the aircraft was located finally in the forests near Nanga Eboko, a locality in the Centre region. (Cameroon-Airplane missing)

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QUITO -- A tourist boat caught fire and sank on Wednesday west of the Santiago Island, the fourth largest island in the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, leaving no victims, said the Directorate of the Galapagos National Park.

The passengers on the ill-fated boat were rescued, said the agency on its Twitter account, without specifying the number of people on board. (Ecuador-Boat Sinking)

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CAIRO -- The Egyptian army on Wednesday killed 14 terrorists during armed clashes and military operations in North Sinai Governorate.

The Egyptian armed forces confirmed in a statement that seven terrorists were killed in clashes with law enforcement forces when they attempted to attack a security outpost in North Sinai. (Egypt-Terrorists-North Sinai)

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