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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 3

04 Feb 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

ISLAMABAD -- At least five tribesmen were killed and another injured in an armed confrontation on Thursday between two tribes in Bolan district of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, officials told media.

According to officials, the clash took place in Bagh-i-Nari area of the district over a land dispute which resulted in an exchange of fire. (Pakistan-Tribesmen-Death Toll)

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MANILA -- Filipinos have spoken out against American military expansion plans in their country following a top U.S. defense official's visit to the Southeast Asian country this week.

"That is not part of our national interest. Our national interest is to become an economically prosperous country. And we can only do that if we can have peace in the country and peace in the region," said Anna Malindog-Uy, vice president of the Manila-based think tank Asian Century Philippines Strategic Studies Institute. (Philippines-US Military-Expansion)

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WELLINGTON -- University of Auckland astrophysicist Jan Eldridge and her international collaborators have identified two stars as vanishingly rare among hundreds of billions of stars in the galaxy.

Located in a constellation near Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, the pair may be one of only about 10 such pairs in the galaxy, according to Eldridge on Friday. (New Zealand-Stars-Research)

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