Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Nov. 1

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SEOUL -- The death toll from a crowd crush, which occurred Saturday night at the Itaewon district of the South Korean capital Seoul during Halloween gatherings, rose overnight, the authorities said Tuesday.

At least 156 people were killed and 151 others injured in the incident, according to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. Twenty-six foreigners from 14 countries were among those killed. (South Korea-Crowd Crush-Death Toll)

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PHNOM PENH -- Post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery, security issues, and rising global inflation are expected to be high on the agenda during the forthcoming 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and related summits, a Cambodian government official and experts said.

The 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and related summits are due to be held from Nov. 11 to 13 in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. (Cambodia-ASEAN-Summits)

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MANILA -- At least 132 people have died in the severe tropical storm Nalgae that battered the Philippines over the weekend, the government said Tuesday.

Nalgae, one of the most destructive cyclones that battered the Philippines, triggered flash floods and landslides in many parts of the Southeast Asian country. (The Philippines-Tropical Storm)

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TOKYO -- Some 60 photographs from three Chinese photographers in Japan are shown here at an exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of the normalization of the China-Japan diplomatic relations.

The exhibition, titled "Under the Same Sky" and featuring photographs from Feng Xuemin, Guo Yun and Jiang Ting, kicked off Monday in the China Cultural center in Tokyo. (Japan-China-Photo-Exhibition) Enditem

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