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Quotes of the Day from Xinhua World News, Nov. 29

29 Nov 2020, 22:51 GMT+10

NEW DELHI -- Amid raging farmer protests, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said new farm laws have provided opportunities for farmers in the country.

Modi spoke of the advantages of the new laws in his monthly radio address, saying the agricultural reforms in the past few days have also now opened new doors of possibilities for farmers.

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ABUJA -- "I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings," said Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari on Saturday condemned an attack on farmers in the northeastern state of Borno, which has reportedly killed dozens of people.

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NEW YORK -- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday called on New Yorkers to shop locally on the occasion of the Small Business Saturday, as the raging COVID-19 pandemic forced most of them to stay at home during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Both officials have repeatedly warned the citizens not to travel during the month-long holiday season from Thanksgiving till New Year, as going out to reunite with families or friends will fuel the spread of the coronavirus which has claimed 265,000 lives and had 90,000 people hospitalized nationwide.

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ADDIS ABABA -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that the "full command" of the Tigray regional state capital, Mekelle, marks the completion of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces's military operations.

"The federal government is now fully in control of the city of Mekelle," Ahmed said, as he emphasized the "main operation" of the fighting between the Ethiopian army and forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front is "now successfully concluded."

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