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Xinhua world news summary at 1630 GMT, Dec. 22

CHICAGO -- Thirteen people at a house party were wounded on the South Side of Chicago when someone inside started shooting early Sunday morning.

Dec 22nd ยท 1 min read

CHICAGO -- Thirteen people at a house party were wounded on the South Side of Chicago when someone inside started shooting early Sunday morning. All the 13 people, whose ages and conditions are not available yet, were hospitalized. The house party in the Englewood neighborhood was held in honor of the birthday of a 22-year-old man, who was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking in Chicago's Loop Area in April, local media reported. (US-Chicago-Shooting) ---- BUJUMBURA -- At least 12 persons died and over 30 others were injured at a neighborhood in Burundi's commercial capital Bujumbura by flooding caused by Saturday night's heavy rains, a senior Burundian official said on Sunday. An unknown number of houses have been destroyed, Minister of Public Security and Disaster Management of Burundi Alain Guillaume Bunyoni told a press conference at the Winterekwa neighborhood where the incident occurred, adding that it is a provisional toll. Heavy rains caused the flooding of a small river called Cari that deviated from its bed, invading houses of residents at Winterekwa, he said. (Burundi-Flooding) ---- SEOUL -- Two people have been confirmed dead, and 31 others wounded, in a suspected arson attack at a motel in southwestern South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Sunday citing the firefighting authorities and police. The fire broke out at about 5:45 a.m. local time from a motel in Gwangju, a city around 330 km south of the capital Seoul. It was extinguished some 20 minutes later. The blaze, which started from the third floor of the five-story motel, left two people dead and 31 others injured. (South Korea-Motel-Arson Attack) ---- MOGADISHU -- At least five people were killed and six others injured in an explosion on Saturday night in Galkayo town in Somalia's central region of Mudug, an officer confirmed on Sunday. A police officer who declined to be named told Xinhua the blast happened when a car parked near Global Hotel went off, causing casualties and damages. (Somalia-Explosion) Enditem

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