Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1630 GMT, April 22

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MANILA -- The Philippines hosted on Monday the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Manila Conference that aims to further strengthen regional cooperation in Asia through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).

Li Baodong, secretary general of the BFA, said the conference was the first-ever event held in the Philippines by the BFA, though the forum has been linked with the Philippines from the very beginning. (Philippines-Boao Forum)

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ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan Meteorological Department issued a four-day severe weather alert forecasting widespread dust-thunderstorm and rains associated with strong gusty winds across the country starting from Tuesday, local media reported Monday.

According to the reports, the fresh severe weather wave is likely to enter the western parts of the country on Tuesday and may affect upper and central parts until Thursday and persist over northern areas until Friday.(Pakistan-Severe weather)

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JAKARTA -- Indonesian police have beefed up precautionary steps for possible attacks after the multiple attacks in Sri Lanka on Sunday left at least 290 people dead and hundreds more wounded, a police officer said here on Monday.

Monitoring and surveillance on the movements of "sleeping terrorist cells" across the country have been intensified, national police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said. (Indonesia-Security)

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MANILA -- At least six people were killed after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippine main Luzon island on Monday afternoon, local media reported.

Angie Blanco, a local disaster official in northern Pampanga province, told ABS-CBN television that some people were trapped in a four-story building that collapsed in Porac, a town in Pampanga province in the central Luzon region, north of Manila. (Philippines-Earthquake) Enditem

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