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YANGON -- At least two jade scavengers were killed and five others injured in a landslide in Myanmar's northernmost state of Kachin on Tuesday, a local official said.

The landslide took place when a 91.4-meter-high slag heap collapsed at a jade mining site in Hpakant township at around 4:00 p.m. local time (0930 GMT). (Myanmar-Landslide)

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TOKYO -- Japan's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa on Tuesday observed the 75th anniversary of the end of Battle of Okinawa, a bloody World War II ground battle that saw more than 200,00 lives lost on the island.

In his "peace declaration" at the ceremony held at the Peace Memorial Park in Itoman, located on the southern tip of the island, the site of the final stage of the bloody battle, Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki urged the world to unite in peace. (Japan-Okinawa-Battle-Anniversary)

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ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Chief of Army Staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday appreciated support from the Chinese government and military to his country to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Chinese embassy.

The Pakistani army chief made the remarks during his meeting with a Chinese military medical expert team. (Pakistan-China-COVID-19)

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PHNOM PENH -- China provided 7.22 million U.S. dollars from the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Special Fund 2020 to Cambodia on Tuesday for implementing 20 projects in the kingdom.

Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian and Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn signed the cooperation agreement on projects of LMC Special Fund in Phnom Penh. (Cambodia-China-Fund) Enditem

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