Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Oct. 14

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KABUL -- At least 15 people were feared killed after two Afghan army helicopters collided in midair in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province Tuesday night, local Tolo News TV reported on Wednesday.

The accident occurred in Nawa-i-Barakzayi district, southwest of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, at midnight Tuesday, the report said. (Afghanistan-Helicopter-Collision)

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NEW DELHI -- At least 10 people died and five injured when a wall collapsed in India's southern state of Telangana early Wednesday, the local police confirmed.

The incident occurred in Telangana's capital city Hyderabad which has seen incessant rains since Tuesday.

The area where the wall collapsed lies in the Old City of Hyderabad which, according to the locals, is a low-lying area. (India-Wall Collapse)

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter fell by 7 percent year-on-year based on advance estimates, compared to a 13.3-percent contraction in the second quarter, Singapore's Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Wednesday.

On a non-annualized seasonally-adjusted basis, the Singapore economy grew by 7.9 percent quarter-on-quarter, compared to a 13.2-percent contraction in the previous quarter. (Singapore-GDP)

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SINGAPORE -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi Tuesday night agreed here with Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan to further strengthen bilateral ties.

Wang said China is willing to work with Singapore to enhance bilateral and tri-lateral cooperation in the development of COVID-19 vaccines and promote the construction of the fast lane for personal exchanges and the green lane for logistics. (Singapore-China-Visit) Enditem

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