Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, June 21

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SEOUL -- South Korea successfully launched its homegrown space rocket on Tuesday, putting multiple satellites into the low-Earth orbit.

The Korea Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV)-II, also dubbed Nuri, blasted off from the Naro Space Center in the southern coastal village of Goheung at about 4:00 p.m. local time, live footage from the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) showed. (South Korea-Space Rocket Launch)

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NEW DELHI -- The International Day of Yoga was celebrated in India on Tuesday.

The main event of yoga celebration was organized in Mysuru, an Indian city in the southwestern state of Karnataka.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led thousands of people in performing yoga at Mysuru Palace in the city. The local government in Karnataka has made security arrangements for the event. (India-Yoga Day)

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JAKARTA -- With the completion of the No. 2 Tunnel of the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) on Tuesday, the construction of all 13 tunnels on the whole line was finished, laying a solid foundation for the completion of the whole project and the opening to traffic in June 2023.

The No. 2 Tunnel is located in Purwakarta County, West Java Province, with a total length of 1,052 meters and a maximum buried depth of 53.6 meters, which was one of the most difficult projects on the whole line. The combination of clay, soft mud, sandstone and thin covering soil easily led to deformation, landslides and other problems, thus causing high safety risk during the construction. (Indonesia-HSR-Construction)

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CANBERRA -- Australians' confidence in the country's healthcare system has fallen, a survey has found.

According to the latest Australian Healthcare Index survey published by the Australian Patients Association (APA) recently, the overall rating of the health system has fallen from 7.8 out of 10 in March 2021 to 7.2 this year.

More than 11,000 participants in the survey identified three major concerns with the system: the cost of private health insurance, growing wait times in emergency departments and access to mental health care. (Australia-Survey-Health System) Enditem

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