Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Aug. 11

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Tuesday that it narrowed the gross domestic product (GDP) growth forecast for 2020 to "-7 to -5 percent" from "-7 to -4 percent."

The ministry said that it considered the global and domestic economic environment, as well as the performance of the Singaporean economy in the first half of the year, before adjusting the GDP growth forecast. (Singapore-Economy)

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NEW DELHI -- The total number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 2,268,675 on Tuesday as the deaths crossed the 45,000 mark, reaching 45,257, according to data released by the federal health ministry.

Over the past 24 hours, 53,601 new cases were recorded across the country, as 871 deaths due to the virus were registered.

There are a total of 639,929 active cases in India presently. A total of 1,583,489 people have been cured and discharged from hospitals. (India-COVID19-Cases)

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with the number of active cases in the country being 22, all in managed isolation or quarantine facilities, according to the Ministry of Health.

It has been 102 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source, according to the ministry. (New Zealand-COVID19-Cases)

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KABUL -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a decree on Monday to pardon and release about 400 controversial Taliban inmates, the Presidential Palace confirmed.

The palace tweeted that Ghani signed the decree late Monday evening for pardon of punishment of convicted Taliban prisoners, who are included in the 5,000 prisoners listed by the Taliban group. (Afghanistan-Taliban-Prisoners) Enditem

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