Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Dec. 5

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SYDNEY -- Australia's lacklustre national accounts data for the three months to September has underwhelmed economists on Wednesday, with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures coming in well under market expectations.

Predicting an uptick of around 0.6 percent, the seasonally adjusted third quarter reading showed Australia's economy grew by just 0.3 percent, the weakest quarterly expansion in two years down under. (Australia-Economy)

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SYDNEY -- A new dinosaur species has been identified through the discovery of a jawbone fragment found in a bucket of opal mineral rubble near an Australian mining town, according to a latest research.

Weewarrasaurus pobeni dates back about 100 million years and was a two-legged, plant-eating dinosaur about the size of a kelpie sheep dog, local media reported on Wednesday. (Australia-Dinosaur)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian police said Wednesday that the arrest warrant had been issued for a local financier who was alleged to be at the center of the state investment company 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal.

The Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho, or Jho Low, is wanted in connection for money laundering involving 4.2 billion ringgit (1.17 billion U.S. dollars), Malaysian police chief Mohamad Fuzi Harun said in a statement. (Malaysia-1MDB-Arrest warrant)

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SYDNEY -- An earthquake measuring 7.6 magnitude jolted 153 km ESE of Tadine, New Caledonia at 0418 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 22.114 degrees south latitude and 169.237 degrees east longitude.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said on its website that hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1,000 km of the earthquake epicenter. (New Caledonia-Quake-Tsunami) Enditem

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