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Xinhua world news summary at 0100 GMT, Nov. 25

25 Nov 2020, 11:18 GMT+10

SANTIAGO -- The president of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, signed a presidential decree on Tuesday that formally calls for the election of the members of a Constituent Assembly to draft a new Constitution.

The elections are to be held on April 11, 2021. (Chile-Constituent Assembly-Elections)

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NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks jumped to fresh records on Tuesday with the Dow finishing above the 30,000 mark for the first time in history, as positive momentum continued on Wall Street.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 454.97 points, or 1.54 percent, to end at 30,046.24. Earlier in the session, the 30-stock index hit 30,116.51 at its high. (US-Dow Jones Industrial Average-High)

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PARIS -- French people will enjoy more freedom in outdoor exercises starting Saturday, and the nationwide coronavirus lockdown could be lifted on Dec. 15 if health conditions are met, President Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday in a TV address.

"A new page will open on Saturday, Nov. 28," said Macron. Starting Saturday, outdoor exercises will be allowed for up to three hours a day, and people can go up to 20 km from their homes. Currently, people can only go out for exercise for one hour and in a radius of one km. (France-Lockdown-COVID-19)

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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. state of Pennsylvania on Tuesday certified the presidential election results for Democrat Joe Biden.

Governor Tom Wolf tweeted that the Pennsylvania Department of State "certified the results of the November 3 election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States."

"As required by federal law, I've signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris," the governor added. (US-Pennsylvania-Election)

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