Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Nov. 28

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MANILA -- Two people were killed, including a police officer, and 10 others wounded after an unidentified man hurled a fragmentation grenade at a college campus in southern Philippines before noon on Thursday, local police said.

According to police, the blast happened around 11:20 a.m. local time inside the school named Initao College in Misamis Oriental province after the suspect threw a grenade at the responding police team. (Philippines-Attack)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka's new Minister of Roads, Highways, Ports and Shipping Johnston Fernando said that the new government aims to expedite the development of the East Container Terminal (ECT) of the Colombo Port in order to boost container throughput, local media reported here Thursday.

During a meeting held at the Ports Ministry auditorium here, Fernando asked port officials to submit detailed reports on actions that should be taken to develop the ECT. Fernando said that development of the terminal was crucial for increasing container throughput and maintaining the Colombo Port's status as a hub on the Indian Ocean. (Sri Lanka-East Container Terminal)

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SEOUL -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired two unidentified projectiles into the East Sea, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Thursday.

The JCS said in a statement that the projectiles were launched from the DPRK's eastern province of South Hamgyong towards the eastern waters around 4:59 p.m. local time. (DPRK-Projectile)

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SUVA -- The Samoan government confirmed on Thursday that six more deaths in Samoa's measles epidemic have been logged, bringing the death toll to 39. All but four of the deaths are children under the age of four, including the six who died in the past 24 hours.

According to a government statement on Thursday, Samoa's Ministry of Health said that a total of 2,936 measles cases have been reported to the Disease Surveillance Team so far, with 250 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. (Samoa-Measles)

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KABUL -- Thirteen people, all civilians, have been confirmed dead and 13 others wounded as a roadside bombing struck a car in the northern Kunduz and an explosive-borne vehicle went off in the troubled Sari Pul province on Wednesday, police said Thursday.

The deadly explosion, happened in a Taliban-held area of Imam Sahib district in the northern Kunduz province on Wednesday afternoon, killed 13 people including women and children on the spot and wounding two others, including a child and father. (Afghanistan-Bomb) Enditem

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