Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Dec. 1

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HONG KONG -- Violence raged on in Hong Kong's Kowloon on Sunday night, as rioters blocked roads, vandalized shops and attacked a passer-by after an assembly in the area, the Hong Kong police said.

After the nightfall, some masked rioters continued with violence and vandalism in the Whampoa area. They blocked Hung Hom Road and Tak Man Street with barricades, stormed shops with Chinese mainland backgrounds and vandalized facilities inside. (Hong Kong-Violence)

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DHAKA -- Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided a banned militant outfit's hideout in the capital of Dhaka and arrested four suspected extremists, an RAB official said Sunday.

At least four suspected extremists, who are members of the banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) blamed for killing and attacking secular writers and bloggers in the country, were detained during the operation at midnight on Saturday, according to Sajedul Islam Sajal, a senior RAB official. (Bangladesh-Militants-Arrest)

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KUNDUZ, Afghanistan -- Taliban fighters' ambush on a convoy of army in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province left 12 people dead, including four Afghan soldiers on Sunday, an army spokesman in the restive province said.

The militants, according to spokesman Abdul Khalil Khalili, ambushed the convoy of national army in Bagh-e-Miri area Sunday morning, killing four soldiers on the spot and wounding six others. (Afghanistan-Attack)

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HONG KONG -- Financial Secretary of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government Paul Chan has said Sunday that he expects more tech firms to go public in Hong Kong, encouraged by the successful fund-raising of leading companies including Alibaba.

In his weekly article, Chan said there will be a cluster effect following the listing of tech giants. (Hong Kong-Tech firms)

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DHAKA -- The Bangladeshi government has confirmed another eight deaths from dengue fever, bringing the total number of fatalities to 129 so far this year in the country.

According to a report of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued on Sunday, the deaths included two in April, six in June, 35 in July, 71 in August, 12 in September and three in November. (Bangladesh-Dengue Fever) Enditem

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