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Xinhua world news summary at 0600 GMT, May 25

25 May 2020, 16:18 GMT+10

HANOI -- A traffic accident in Vietnam's central province of Ha Tinh has killed two local teenagers, Vietnam News Agency reported on Monday.

The two victims, both under driving age, drove a motorbike at high speed and fell over after hitting a milestone themselves late Sunday night, the news agency cited a witness as reporting. (Vietnam-Traffic Accident)

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SYDNEY -- Former Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has been released on bail, amid allegations of misappropriation, abuse of office and official corruption.

According to local media outlet, the Post Courier, O'Neill was ordered to pay 5,000 Papua New Guinea Kina (1,431 U.S. dollars) by the end of business on Monday, and will self isolate at his home until June 2 when the country's COVID-19 state of emergency lapses. (PNG-Former PM-Corruption)

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SUVA -- More than 700 staff members of Fiji Airways, Fiji's national carrier, were terminated on Monday as a result of the implication of COVID-19.

According to Fiji Broadcasting Corporation on Monday, around 775 staff members of Fiji Airways which include all cabin crew have been given termination letters by the company following a meeting on Monday. (Fiji-Airways)

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CANBERRA -- Australian farmers will be financially rewarded for making environmental improvements under a government scheme.

David Littleproud, the minister for agriculture, told The Sydney Morning Herald recently that he wants to set a "world precedent" with the Biodiversity Stewardship Program. (Australia-Farmers-Biodiversity)

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