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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 6

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06 May 2021, 10:44 GMT+10

TUNIS -- A unit of the Tunisian Maritime Guard has rescued 38 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities off the coastal city of Sfax in southeastern Tunisia, according to a statement released by the Defense Ministry on Wednesday.

"The rescue operation took place this afternoon, when a unit of the naval guard managed to rescue the illegal immigrants from a sinking boat sailing to the Italian coasts," said the statement. (Tunisia-Illegal Immigrants)

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UNITED NATIONS -- China's permanent representative to the United Nations Zhang Jun, who is also president of the Security Council for the month of May, pledged on Wednesday that the Council will do a good job to fulfill its mandate.

"To the Security Council, the task ahead is immense, but let me assure you that the Council is firmly determined to do its part and fulfill its mandate," Zhang told the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue to Commemorate and Promote the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace in his capacity as the Council's president. (UN-Zhang Jun-Multilateralism Day)

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook Oversight Board (FOB) said on Wednesday that it has voted against reinstating former U.S. president Donald Trump's Facebook account.

"The Board has upheld Facebook's decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump's access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account," the FOB said in an announcement. (US-Facebook-Ban-Trump)

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MOSCOW -- The Russian government said Wednesday it has approved a bill on the country's withdrawal from the arms-control Treaty on Open Skies and will submit the document to President Vladimir Putin.

As the legal procedure requires, Putin will then submit the bill to the parliament for deliberation and approval, and finally sign it into law, officially terminating Russia's participation in the treaty. (Russia-Open Skies Treaty)

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