Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Feb. 1

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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Afghan police have arrested 46 people, including three women, over allegedly drug-related offenses in the country's northern Kunduz province, local police said Friday.

Amount of drugs and banned-chemical materials were also seized during the period, he noted. (Afghanistan-Drug dealers)

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MACAO -- Macao's commercial flights increased by 13.1 percent to over 60,000 trips in 2018 and air cargo grew by 10.6 percent year-on-year to over 40,000 tons, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistic service said here on Friday.

The latest data from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) indicated that commercial flights increased by 13.1 percent year-on-year to 62,048 trips, with those to and from the Chinese mainland and Thailand showing growth of 20.9 percent and 20.8 percent respectively. (Macao-Commercial flights)

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MANILA -- The death toll in Sunday's twin blasts that hit a cathedral on Jolo island in southern Philippine province of Sulu has climbed to 22, the military said on Friday.

Col. Gerry Besana, the spokesman of the Armed Forces of the Philippines' Western Mindanao Command, said that as of 1:30 p.m. local time, the military had tallied 22 deaths including six soldiers, a Coast Guard personnel and 15 civilians. (Philippines-Blasts-Toll)

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SEOUL -- Global car sales by South Korean automakers fell in the first month of this year on weak export, industry data showed Friday.

Five car manufacturers, including Hyundai, Kia, GM Korea, Renault Samsung and Sssangyong, sold a total of 585,607 vehicles in January at home and abroad, down 5.6 percent from a year earlier. (S. Korea-Global car sales) Enditem

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