Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, July 2

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PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan -- Taliban militants have captured the strategically important Kayan valley in Dushi district of Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, district governor Sahib Dad Ghafoori said Tuesday.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Clash)

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SYDNEY -- Chinese visitors to the Australian state of Queensland will find it much easier to choose the best hotels, restaurants and attractions through a WeChat "mini program" officially launched by Queensland tourism authorities on Tuesday.

Developed in conjunction with Chinese online travel company Ctrip, Queensland's "CityExperience Mini Program" can be accessed via Wechat and allows users to make bookings and payments, as well as navigate with an interactive map. (Australia-China-WeChat)

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SYDNEY -- Three male suspects with alleged links to Islamic State (IS) have been arrested in raids across Sydney in Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported on Tuesday.

The suspects, aged 20, 23 and 30, are expected to be charged with criminal offenses later in the day. (Australia-IS-Suspects)

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HONG KONG -- The government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday strongly condemned the violent acts of some protesters who stormed the Legislative Council (LegCo) Complex.

The HKSAR government strongly condemns and deeply regrets the extremely violent acts committed by some protesters who stormed the LegCo Complex, using a roll cage trolley as a ram and iron poles to shatter glass doors of the LegCo, a HKSAR government spokesman said. (Hong Kong-Violence-Condemnation) Enditem

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