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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, May 22

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23 May 2022, 02:05 GMT+10

UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday called on the international community to "build a shared future for all life."

"Biodiversity is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, ending the existential threat of climate change, halting land degradation, building food security and supporting advances in human health," Guterres said in a statement for International Day for Biological Diversity, which falls on May 22 annually.(UN-Secretary-General-Shared future)

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HASAKAH -- Syrians slammed a recent Pentagon inquiry which rejects accusation that the United States covered up civilian deaths in Syria, saying the United States has been targeting civilians in Syria for long.

In the government-controlled parts of the northeastern province of Hasakah, where the United States has several bases in the Kurdish-controlled zones, Syrians expressed dismay and anger at the Pentagon's claims that U.S. forces were not responsible for a massacre that took place in the town of Baghouz in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour in 2019. (Syria-US-Massacre)

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MEXICO CITY -- Scientists at the National Autonomous University of Mexico have developed a new technique that can clean up oil as well as radioactive substances, fertilizers, drugs, and other pollutants dumped in the ocean.

The innovative technique involves nanotubes made from halloysite, a naturally occurring clay mineral, and magnetite, a highly magnetic mineral.(Mexico-Technique-Oil)

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LOS ANGELES -- One person was killed and eight others were injured at a party Friday night in Southern California's San Bernardino County, local media reported on Saturday, citing police.

Officers were called just before midnight to a shooting at a business in the 3600 block of East Highland Avenue near Palms Avenue, where a large crowd had gathered for a party, Sgt. Equino Thomas of the San Bernardino Police Department was quoted as saying by local newspaper The San Bernardino Sun. (US-Party shooting)

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