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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Dec. 2

02 Dec 2020, 15:51 GMT+10

JOHANNESBURG -- South Africa, with the highest number of HIV infections in the world, is making progress in its fight against the virus, a United Nations official said Tuesday.

South Africa has around 7 million people living with HIV, including about 1 million children and young people under the age of 24, Priscilla Ofori-Amanfo, communication specialist of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa, told Xinhua. (South Africa-Health-HIV)

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WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said Tuesday that the agency screened roughly 9.5 million passengers during the 10-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

In a statement, the TSA said the total travel volume during the period ranges from 35 percent to 45 percent of 2019 volumes during the same time frame. (U.S.-Transportation-Travel)

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WELLINGTON -- Lower export prices for New Zealand dairy, meat, and logs in the September 2020 quarter led to the biggest drop in terms of trade since June 2009, the statistics department Stats NZ said on Wednesday.

Export prices fell in the September 2020 quarter, down 8.3 percent from its highest ever level in June 2020. This is the third largest fall in export prices since the series began. Import prices fell 3.7 percent, resulting in a terms of trade fall of 4.7 percent, according to Stats NZ. (New Zealand-Trade-Exports)

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