Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Nov. 22

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally reached 9,095,806 on Sunday as 45,209 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the data, the death toll mounted to 133,227 as 501 more patients died since Saturday morning. (India-COVID-19-Tally)

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CANBERRA -- The Chief of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Angus Campbell has thrown his support behind mandatory body cameras for soldiers in battle in the wake of a landmark war crimes inquiry.

Campbell on Sunday said that introducing body cameras would increase accountability within the special forces serving in Afghanistan after a four-year inquiry found "credible evidence" that Australian soldiers committed 39 unlawful killings in the country between 2005 and 2016. (Australia-ADF-Body cameras)

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NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a new Global Index for the post-Corona world, featuring elements including creation of a vast talent pool, ensuring technology reached all segments of the society, transparency in governance systems, and dealing with mother Earth with a spirit of trusteeship at the Group of 20 (G20) summit.

"Based on this, the G20 can lay the foundation of a new world," said Modi on Saturday. (India-G20)

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

According to the ministry, there are currently 50 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand and the total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 1,672. (New Zealand-COVID-19) Enditem

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