Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1630 GMT, June 28

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GHAZNI, Afghanistan -- Ten militants have been killed as warplanes struck a Taliban gathering in Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province on Sunday, provincial government spokesman Wahidullah Jumazada said.

Acting on tip-off the aircraft struck a gathering of Taliban insurgents in Tawsang village of Dehyak district at 2:30 p.m. local time Sunday, killing 10 militants on the spot and wounding three others, the spokesman added. (Afghanistan-Airstrikes-Militants)

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HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong police said on Sunday that they had arrested 53 people for unlawful assembly in Mong Kok area on Sunday afternoon.

According to the police, those arrested include 41 males and 12 females.

The police said that in the afternoon some people protested along Nathan Road from Jordan to Mong Kok, and some occupied roads, chanted slogans and behaved in a disorderly manner. (Hong Kong-Unlawful Assembly)

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SINGAPORE -- The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on Sunday that tourism businesses in Singapore will be permitted to resume operations at stages from July 1, beginning with 13 attractions.

The authority said this is part of the resumption of activities in Phase 2 after the Circuit Breaker, which was imposed by the Singaporean government from April 7 to June 1 to reduce COVID-19 transmission. (Singapore-COVID-19-Tourism)

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KUALA LUMPUR -- Malaysian college and middle school students were able to show their skills in the Chinese language and culture with their participation in the preliminary round of a Chinese proficiency competition for foreign students in Malaysia, which concluded on Sunday.

Two categories of the "Chinese Bridge" competition were held in Malaysia: the 19th Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students and the 13th Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary School Students. (Malaysia-China-Chinese Bridge Competition) Enditem

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