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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Sept. 30

30 Sep 2022, 10:30 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY -- The central Bank of Mexico (Banxico) decided on Thursday to raise the key benchmark interest rate for the eleventh straight time, amid fears of further effects from increasing inflation and uncertainty about the local economy.

In a statement, the bank detailed that Banxico's five board members unanimously agreed to increase the target for the overnight interbank interest rate by 75 basis points to 9.25 percent. (Mexico-Interest Rate)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Six people were injured in a mass shooting at an Oakland public school, in the western U.S. state of California, the San Francisco Bay Area city's police chief said Thursday.

The shooting occurred at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday local time at Rudsdale Newcomer High School. The victims were two students, a counselor, a security guard and two people working at the school. (U.S.-Oakland-School-Shooting)

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STOCKHOLM -- Tests will be carried out on an electric cable between Sweden and Poland to see if it has been damaged by one of the Nord Stream pipelines explosions, Swedish grid operator Svenska Kraftnat said on Thursday.

The cable, situated approximately 500 meters from one of the explosions, is not currently operational, according to a Swedish Television report. (Sweden-Explosion-Cable)

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MAPUTO -- At least 11 people were killed and another 17 injured following a car accident that took place in the Tsangano district, Mozambique's western province of Tete, Thursday, the country's national radio station Radio Mozambique reported.

According to the report, the accident involved a cargo truck carrying both goods and passengers, which skidded and rolled over on a downhill road. (Mozambique-Road Accident-Casualty)

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