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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, May 3

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03 May 2021, 11:18 GMT+10

OTTAWA -- Canada reported 7,145 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, bringing the cumulative total to 1,234,181 cases, including 24,300 deaths, according to CTV.

Coronavirus variants now make up the majority of Canada's new COVID-19 cases, Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, said on Sunday. (Canada-Coronavirus-Variants)

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LOS ANGELES -- Two people were killed and 23 others transported to hospitals after a vessel overturned Sunday off the coast of the U.S. city of San Diego, authorities said.

Multiple agencies including San Diego Lifeguards rescued 25 people from the water, said the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department on Twitter. (US-Vessel-Overturn)

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TUNIS -- Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi said on Sunday that all means will be provided for the health ministry to avoid oxygen shortage in the country's hospitals.

During his visit to the ministry, Mechichi chaired a meeting dedicated to examining practical solutions for overcoming the lack of medical oxygen in hospitals. (Tunis-Oxygen-Shortage)

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TRIPOLI -- At least 11 illegal immigrants drowned off the coast of western Libya on Sunday morning, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

"At least 11 migrants drowned this morning when a rubber dinghy capsized off the coast of Zawya, Libya, while 12 survivors were rescued by the coast guard," IOM tweeted. (Libya-Immigrants-Drowning)

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