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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 1

MOSCOW -- The United States, by its actions, has undermined the principles of implementing the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said Wednesday.

Zakharova made the remarks at Sputnik Radio in response to the U.S. allegation that Russia violated the New START. (Russia-US-New START)

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia continued to pursue an independent foreign policy that upholds its core interests, guarantees sovereignty and peace, and boosts economic ties, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn said Wednesday.

Sokhonn, who is also a deputy prime minister, made the remarks while briefing the National Assembly's Commission on Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, Information and Media on "Cambodia's Foreign Policy in the New Context of World Order." (Cambodia-Foreign Policy)

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MANILA -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology revised the magnitude of an earthquake down to 6, which rattled the southern Philippines on Wednesday.

The institute first reported the magnitude of the quake as 6.1. It said the quake, which occurred at 6:44 p.m. local time, hit at a depth of 11 km, about 14 km northeast of New Bataan town in Davao De Oro province. (Philippines-Earthquake)

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SYDNEY -- Authorities in the Western Australia state (WA) confirmed that the tiny silver capsule, which contained the radioactive substance Caesium-137, was found and safely controlled at about 11:00 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

"We successfully retrieved the radioactive capsule after searching hundreds of kilometers in the outback and the metro area over the last six days. The capsule was located just south of Newman on the Great Northern Highway. It was two meters from the side of the road," said Darren Klemm, Fire and Emergency Services commissioner. (Australia-Missing Radioactive Capsule)