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HONG KONG -- The government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said Friday that it has the constitutional responsibility to implement the Law of the People's Republic of China on National Anthem locally.

In implementing the national anthem law by local legislation, the government has given full consideration to Hong Kong's common law system and actual circumstances, a spokesman of the HKSAR government said in a statement. (HK-National Anthem Law)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least nine people including a police officer were killed and several others injured when a bomb went off inside a mosque in capital city Quetta of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province on Friday night, a senior police officer said.

The blast happened when people including the deceased deputy superintendent police of Quetta were offering prayers inside the mosque, Deputy Inspector General of Quetta police Abdul Razzaq Cheema told Xinhua. (Pakistan-Bombing-Casualties)

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia issued a directive on Friday to enforce its construction law after a six-story building collapsed last week, leaving 36 people dead and 23 others injured.

In the directive to the construction authorities, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction Chea Sophara said all unlicensed construction projects must be banned, and unlicensed contractors must not be permitted to undertake construction work. (Cambodia-Construction Law)

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TOKYO -- Chinese automaker Geely's subsidiary London EV Company (LEVC) brought the electric version of its iconic black cabs to Tokyo on Friday, aiming to help promote green public transportation in Japan.

According to LEVC's introduction, the latest TX model is powered by an electric engine and has a total range of about 600 km. Of these, more than 100 km are actually covered electrically, for the remainder of the range, an internal combustion engine recharges the battery. (Japan-China-Geely)

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TOKYO -- The Japanese government on Friday confirmed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a five-day trip to the Middle East from Saturday, while also giving orders to dispatch Maritime Self-Defense Forces (MSDF) personnel and hardware to the region to conduct "information-gathering" operations.

During his visit, Abe will hold talks with leaders in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, Chief Cabinet Secretary and Japan's top government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga told a press conference, with confirmation of Abe's trip coming amid abating concerns over an imminent escalation of tensions in the region. (Japan-Middle East-Visit) Enditem

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