Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 7

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GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- At least six persons were killed and 96 others sustained injuries as a car bomb rocked Ghazni city, the capital of Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Sunday, provincial government spokesman Aref Nuri said.

The blast occurred at 8:30 a.m. local time next to a security branch of police in Ghazni city, the official said, adding that those killed included two security personnel and four civilians. (Afghanistan-Attack)

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MANILA -- Eight inmates escaped a jail in Lamitan City on the southern Philippine island province of Basilan Sunday morning while jail guards are asleep, police said.

A manhunt operation has been immediately launched, Panapan said. Moreover, a probe has also been launched to look into security lapses, he added. (Philippines-Prison Break)

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CANBERRA -- A pilot and a passenger have been killed in a light plane crash in South Australia (SA), authorities have confirmed.

Emergency services were called to the site near a small airport in SA's far north on Saturday night. (Australia-Air Crash)

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JAKARTA -- A 7.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Indonesia's eastern North Maluku province on Sunday evening, triggering a tsunami warning.

The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said the quake rocked at 22:08 p.m. Jakarta time (1508 GMT) with the epicenter 136 km southwest Ternate of the province and 10 km under the seabed. (Indonesia-Earthquake) Enditem

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