Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1130 GMT, April 22

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's office said on Monday that a conditional state of emergency would be declared in the island country from midnight Monday following the deadly blasts on Easter Sunday.

A statement released by the President's Media Division (PMD) said the decision was taken to ensure the safety of citizens. (Sri Lanka-Emergency)

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PHNOM PENH -- The railway lines between Cambodia and Thailand were officially reconnected on Monday after a 45-year hiatus.

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha presided over the ceremony reconnecting both railway networks between Poipet town railway station in northwest Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province and Ban Khlong Luek railway station in Aranyaprathet district in east Thailand's Sa Kaeo Province. (Cambodia-Thailand-Railway)

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COLOMBO -- The Sri Lankan government imposed a new dusk-to-dawn curfew, one day after a wave of explosions killed 290 people and wounded over 500 across the island nation, the police said on Monday.

The nationwide curfew was declared from 8 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m. local time Tuesday, according to the police. (Sri Lanka-Curfew)

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ISLAMABAD -- A bomb threat on a domestic flight triggered an emergency at an airport in Pakistan's northwest provincial capital of Peshawar on Monday, local media reported.

According to the reports, captain of the flight PK 350 belonging to Pakistan International Airlines, which came from southern port city Karachi, informed the control tower at the Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar about the threat. (Pakistan-Bomb Threat) Enditem

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