Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, April 25

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HONG KONG -- Office of the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Wednesday urged relevant consulates and organizations based in Hong Kong to abandon “double standards” and respect Hong Kong’s rule of law.

The remarks were in response to comments made by the U.S. and British consulates general in Hong Kong and some foreign non-governmental organizations after a HKSAR court sentenced several founders of the 2014 illegal “Occupy Central” movement to imprisonment earlier on the same day. (Hong Kong-“Occupy Central” )

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COLOMBO -- Following Sunday's terror attacks in Sri Lanka, the police said 16 more suspects were arrested in special operations conducted in the early hours of Thursday and one of those taken into custody is suspected to be linked to a terrorist group.

The police said 76 suspects have been taken into custody so far and several of them have been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department. (Sri Lanka-Attacks)

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TOKYO -- Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been granted release on bail, local media reported Thursday.

The Tokyo District Court set bail at 500 million yen (4.5 million U.S. dollars), with his release following a fourth indictment over allegations he misused Nissan funds. (Japan-Carlos Ghosn) Enditem

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