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

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KABUL -- At least seven people, including an assailant, were killed and six others wounded after a suicide car bomb blast struck outside a military university in western side of Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs confirmed.

"A suicide bomb blast occurred at a street in front of Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Police District 5. The initial information found six people were killed and six others wounded," the ministry said in a statement. (Afghanistan-Blast)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's foreign ministry on Thursday fired a diplomat who leaked the classified content of phone conversations between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this month.

The ministry's disciplinary committee meeting was held earlier in the day, deciding to fire the diplomat at the South Korean embassy in Washington, according to local media reports. (South Korea-Diplomat)

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NEW DELHI -- India's main opposition party Indian National Congress on Thursday announced it has banned its spokespersons from participating in television debates for a month.

The decision came on the backdrop of the recent poll debacle and internal crisis following Rahul Gandhi's refusal to continue as president of the grand old party. (India-Opposition)

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SINGAPORE -- Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, launched the China Gateway program on Thursday at the Alibaba Cloud APAC Summit with eight local partners.

"The program leverages the accumulated technological knowledge and experience of Alibaba Cloud to help local businesses capture and capitalize on growth opportunities in Asia and China," said a press release from Alibaba Cloud. (Singapore-Alibaba) Enditem

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