Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, April 30

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JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- A total of 22 militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group have been killed as security forces stormed their hideouts in Khogiani district of eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, said a statement of the provincial government released here Tuesday.

According to the statement, the special operations were launched in the wee hours of Tuesday against IS hideouts in Khogiani district, killing 22 armed insurgents and capturing two others. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Killed)

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BANGKOK -- Thailand has decided against inviting any foreign leaders to the coronation ceremonies of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, scheduled for the upcoming weekend, according to a press statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued on Tuesday.

However, foreign ambassadors and other diplomats in Thailand alongside their spouses are scheduled to attend the coronation rituals and to be granted an audience with the King in the Grand Palace on May 4 and May 6, the statement said. (Thailand-Coronation)

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia on Tuesday rolled out its red carpet for Myanmar's State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi on her official visit to the kingdom in order to boost bilateral ties.

Suu Kyi was warmly greeted by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen with a brass band and guard of honor at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.

The two leaders held talks with a focus on cooperation in economics, culture, tourism, religion and education, Eang Sophalleth, an assistant to Hun Sen, told reporters after the meeting. (Cambodia-Myanmar-Visit)

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TOKYO -- Japan's Emperor Akihito will abdicate at the end of Tuesday marking the end of the three-decade long Heisei Era and the first time a monarch here has left the Chrysanthemum Throne within their lifetime in more than 200 years.

Akihito, 85, who performed his last rituals at the Imperial Palace earlier in the day, including reporting his abdication to his ancestors, will make his last speech to the public later in the day. (Japan-Emperor-Abdication)

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KATHMANDU -- China's efforts to steer towards green economy will encourage other countries to follow the same footsteps, Nepali Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Basnet said here on Sunday.

The minister's remarks came on the same day when the world's largest International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 kicked off in Beijing under the theme "Live Green, Live Better", attracting the participation of 110 countries and international organizations. (Nepal-China-Expo) Enditem

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