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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Oct. 15

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16 Oct 2021, 02:05 GMT+10

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- At least 16 people lost their lives and 32 others were injured in a blast that targeted a mosque in Kandahar city, capital of southern Afghanistan's Kandahar province on Friday, local media reported.

The explosion targeted the Imam Barga mosque of Shiite Muslims, causing heavy casualties, Tolo news channel quoted eyewitnesses as saying. (Afghanistan-Blast-Casualties)

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MADRID -- Four migrants have died and another 21 people are still missing as the boat they were traveling in sank in rough seas on Thursday night, Spanish Maritime Rescue services confirmed Friday.

Three people were saved on Thursday night. The boat, with 28 people on board, was reportedly travelling from the north coast of Africa to Spain. The search continued on Friday for any possible survivors. (Spain-Migrants)

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ANKARA -- Turkey on Friday issued an arrest warrant for 98 suspects across 45 provinces for alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported.

The prosecutors of the capital Ankara issued arrest warrant over a probe for infiltration of members of the Gulen Movement into the Gendarmerie General Command. (Turkey-Suspects-Coup)

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WASHINGTON -- Fully vaccinated foreign visitors will be allowed to enter the United States starting on Nov. 8, the White House said on Friday.

"The US' new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travelers to the United States will begin on Nov. 8," Kevin Munoz, White House assistant press secretary, tweeted. (U.S.-Vaccination)

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