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Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, May 5

05 May 2021, 17:05 GMT+10

WASHINGTON -- Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer convicted of murdering black man George Floyd, filed a request Tuesday asking for a new trial.

The motion, filed by Chauvin's attorney Eric Nelson, cites factors including "the interests of justice; abuse of discretion that deprived the Defendant of a fair trial; prosecutorial and jury misconduct; errors of law at trial; and a verdict that is contrary to law." (US-Floyd Case)

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MADRID -- The center-right Popular Party (PP) won the elections of the Autonomous Community of Madrid on Tuesday with 65 seats, more than doubling the seats it won in the 2019 elections.

Falling short of an absolute majority, the PP's candidate and Madrid's Regional President Isabel Diaz Ayuso will be able to form a government with the help of other parties, with the far-right VOX seen as a most likely partner. (Spain-Madrid-Election)

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SAO PAULO -- Three children, one teacher and one health worker were killed on Tuesday by an 18-year-old man who entered a daycare center wielding a knife in the town of Saudades in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina, the police said.

The attacker, a resident of the town, was arrested after attempting suicide and was taken to a hospital in the neighboring city of Chapeco. (Brazil-Attack)

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JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a new government by the midnight Tuesday deadline and returned the mandate he received from President Reuven Rivlin on April 6.

"Shortly before midnight, Netanyahu informed the President's House that he had not been able to form a government and therefore he was returning the mandate to the president," said a statement issued by the President's House. (Israel-Netanyahu-Gov't Formation)

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