Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, Jan. 26

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NEW DELHI -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,676,838 on Tuesday as 9,102 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, according to the latest data from the health ministry.

This is the first day in several months when the number of new cases registered in a day fell below the 10,000-mark. (India-COVID-19-Tally)

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand reported two cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation on Tuesday with no new cases in the community.

The newly imported cases have remained in managed isolation facilities in Auckland, according to the Ministry of Health. (New Zealand-COVID-19)

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HANOI -- The opening ceremony of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) was held here on Tuesday.

During the congress, delegates will review the party building work and the leadership of the 12th CPV Central Committee (CPVCC), before electing a new CPVCC for the 13th term. (Vietnam-CPV-Congress)

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SEOUL -- South Korea's economy recorded the first contraction in 22 years last year as the COVID-19 pandemic weakened both export and consumer spending, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

Real gross domestic product (GDP), adjusted for inflation, contracted 1.0 percent in 2020 from a year ago, according to the Bank of Korea (BOK).(S. Korea-GDP)

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JAKARTA -- Ten miners have been trapped underground as landslides struck a coal mine in South Kalimantan province in central Indonesia, a senior disaster official said on Tuesday.

A total of 22 people were working at the mine when the accident took place, 12 of whom escaped but suffered wounds, according to the official. (Indonesia-Mine-Landslides) Enditem

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