Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Aug. 3

WASHINGTON -- One of the two Americans who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in Liberia was brought back to the United States for treatment Saturday, the aid group he worked for said.

A private plane equipped with a special containment unit for doctor Kent Brantly arrived at Dobbins Air Force Base in Atlanta Saturday morning, North Carolina-based Christian organization Samaritan's Purse said in a statement. (US-Ebola)

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JERUSALEM -- An Israeli soldier feared captured by Hamas militants has been killed in action during Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, the army said Sunday.

A special committee led by the Israel Defense Forces Chief Rabbi announced the death of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, who was killed in battle in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the army said in a statement. (Israel-Soldier)

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GAZA -- Palestinian health ministry said Sunday that at least 1,712 Palestinians have been killed since Israel launched its offensive in the Gaza Strip against Hamas on July 8. (Palestinians-Israel-Death)

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CAIRO -- Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday held talks here with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukry and other five ministers to further advance pragmatic cooperation between the two countries.

Wang, who arrived in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday, expressed China's strong support for the ongoing political transition in Egypt, saying that he was optimistic about Egypt's prospects for future development. (Egypt-China-FM-Cooperation)