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CANBERRA -- Tens of thousands of people in the Australian state of South Australia (SA) have been left without electricity after a severe thunderstorm hit the state.

SA recorded more than 423,000 lightning strikes on Saturday as a storm system brought winds exceeding 100 km per hour and flash flooding. (Australia-Storm-Electricity)

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DHAKA -- "Made in Bangladesh Week", the largest-ever apparel event of its kind in the country, kicked off in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka Sunday.

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the event at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), also known as Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre, calling on foreign investors to explore business opportunities in Bangladesh. (Bangladesh-Apparel week)

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PHNOM PENH -- The 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits and Related Summits in Cambodia concluded Sunday, achieving fruitful results for greater regional cooperation towards post-COVID-19 pandemic socio-economic recovery.

"Within these four days, we have had a comprehensive and productive discussion on the way forward to strengthen ASEAN centrality and our value in relation with our external partners, particularly at a time when the world is facing the fast evolving complex regional and international issues," Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said at the closing ceremony of the four-day summits. (Cambodia-ASEAN Summits-Conclusion)

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PHNOM PENH -- The second ASEAN Global Dialogue kicked off here in the capital of Cambodia on Sunday, focusing on sustainable post-COVID-19 pandemic economic recovery.

Addressing the forum, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said this high-level dialogue was designed to promote regional and global economic recovery. (Cambodia-ASEAN-Dialogue) Enditem

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