Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, Feb. 10

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SEOUL -- South Korean people and media on Monday hailed "Parasite" as the black comedy thriller picked up four awards, including best picture, at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, or Oscars.

Yonhap news agency reported that "Parasite" of director Bong Joon-ho made new history in the South Korean film industry as well as at the Oscars. (S. Korea)

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KABUL -- Four militants of the Haqqani militant group have been arrested during an operation in Afghanistan's eastern Khost province, the command of special forces said Monday.

The network, which was designated as a terrorist group by the United States in 2012, has yet to make comments. (Afghanistan-Haqqani-Arrests)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka is seeking to increase value added-exports of graphene aiming to push graphene exports up to 5 percent of its overall exports this year, local media reported Monday.

CEO of public-private partnership company Ceylon Graphene Technologies (CGT) Manju Gunawardana said that the company hopes to move from raw material exports to production of value-added with a plant in capital Colombo that is set to be commissioned by May. (Sri Lanka-Graphene-Export)

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BANGKOK -- Two people were killed and more than 20 others injured when two speedboats collided in Phuket on Monday morning, police said.

Two young passengers, aged six and 12, were pronounced dead at hospital, the police said. The injured tourists were rushed to hospitals. (Thailand-Boats-Crash) Enditem

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