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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, June 18

TOKYO — Japan’s hay fever season this yr stood to suppress client spending by 383.1 billion yen (2.70 billion U.S. {dollars}), native media reported.

Higher pollen ranges would push down actual family spending by 383.1 billion yen within the January-March quarter in contrast with a median yr, Nikkei Asia reported, citing latest estimates by Dai-ichi Life Research Institute. (Japan-Hay Fever)

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MANILA — A ferry with round 120 folks on board caught hearth on Sunday morning off Bohol province within the central Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) mentioned.

The coast guard station in Cebu City instructed Xinhua that each one the passengers and crew had been rescued safely. The PCG in Manila later confirmed the data.

The PCG spokesperson Armando Balilo mentioned hearth engulfed the M/V Esperanza Star round 4:30 a.m. native time without work Panglao island because it approached the Tagbilaran City port. Initially, Balilo mentioned 55 to 65 passengers and crew had been on the boat. (Philippines-Ferry-Fire)

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COLOMBO — Sri Lanka’s Labor and Foreign Employment Ministry mentioned on Sunday that it has granted 111 electrical automobile (EV) import permits below a brand new program designed to facilitate Sri Lankan migrant employees in remitting overseas change to the nation by means of official and authorized channels.

Appearing on TV, Labor and Foreign Employment Minister Manusha Nanayakkara emphasised that this initiative is a part of a number of measures launched by the ministry to profit migrant employees who ship the overseas change to Sri Lanka through licensed remittance switch banks or businesses. (Sri Lanka-Migrant Workers-Vehicle Import)

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YANGON — The third version of “Chinese Bridge” language competitors for overseas main college college students in Myanmar was held right here on Sunday.

A complete of 20 college students aged eight to 13, who’re all from the Chinese faculties in Yangon, participated within the occasion — the third “Chinese Bridge”-Chinese Show for Foreign Primary School Students — on the China Cultural Center in Yangon.

The Chinese language proficiency competitors, collectively organized by the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar and Yangon Bo Wen School, featured speeches, expertise exhibits corresponding to singing and dancing and quizzes on Chinese cultural information. (Myanmar-Chinese Bridge-Language Competition)

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NEW DELHI — The loss of life toll in India’s northern state Uttar Pradesh and its adjoining state Bihar because of the prevailing excessive heatwave situations rose to 98 over the previous three days, native officers mentioned Sunday.

While 54 folks have died in Uttar Pradesh, 44 folks died in Bihar because of the sizzling climate. Most sufferers had been aged above 60 years, in response to the officers. (India-Heat Wave-Death)