Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, June 29


DHAKA — At least 11 people were killed after a ferry carrying around 100 passengers capsized in the river of Buriganga in Bangladesh capital Dhaka on Monday morning, Duty Officer of Fire Service and Civil Defence Headquarters Rozina Islam told Xinhua.

The Dhaka-bound ferry “Morning Bird” capsized after it was hit by another launch “Moyur-2” in Buriganga river at Shyambazar area of old Dhaka at around 9:33 a.m. local time. (Bangladesh-Ferry-Accident)

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ISLAMABAD — Two militants were killed and four others injured in an attack in Pakistan Stock Exchange building in southern city of Karachi on Monday, Pakistan’s state TV channel said.

Local media reports said about 100 people were working inside when two militants entered the building. Security forces helped the staff evacuate from a backdoor.

Local media reported that the exchange of fire continues at the site. (Pakistan-Stocks Exchange-Attack)

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NEW DELHI — India’s federal health ministry said Monday morning that 380 new deaths due to COVID-19, besides 19,459 more positive cases, were reported across the country, taking the number of deaths to 16,475 and total cases to 548,318.

According to officials, 321,723 people have so far been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement. (India-COVID19-Cases)

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Two Taliban militants were killed and three others wounded after an improvised bomb they were planting detonated prematurely in Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar Sunday night, local police said Monday.

“The incident occurred in Chinar locality, Shah Wali Kot district. The wounded militants were shifted by their comrades to unknown location,” the provincial police said in a statement. (Afghanistan-Explosion)

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SEOUL — South Korea reported 42 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. Monday local time, raising the total number of infections to 12,757.

The daily caseload moved roughly between 30 and 60 in recent weeks due to the continued small cluster infections and imported cases. Of the new cases, 12 were imported, lifting the combined figure to 1,562. (South Korea-COVID19-Cases)

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