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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Oct. 21

CANBERRA — Indigenous Australian leaders have recognized “deep-seated racism” as an element within the defeat of the Indigenous Voice referendum.

In a joint assertion issued on Saturday, three of the 4 highly effective land councils within the Northern Territory (NT) described the victory of the “no” vote within the referendum on Oct. 14 as an try to “silence” Indigenous Australians. (Australia-Referendum-Indigenous Leaders)

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SEOUL — South Korea on Saturday confirmed two extra circumstances of lumpy pores and skin illness (LSD) at native cattle farms, after reporting the nation’s first-ever case on the day past.

The further LSD circumstances had been confirmed at a beef cattle farm in Dangjin, round 80 km southwest of Seoul, and a milk cow farm in Pyeongtaek, about 60 km south of Seoul, in response to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. (South Korea-Cattle Disease)

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TOKYO — The third batch of Fukushima nuclear-contaminated water to be launched throughout Japan’s subsequent spherical of ocean discharge incorporates carbon-14, cobalt 60, strontium-90 and different radionuclides, in response to pre-discharge take a look at outcomes launched by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

Despite mounting issues and opposition amongst native fishermen in addition to from different international locations, TEPCO mentioned that preparations for the third spherical of ocean discharge will start after the second spherical of discharge is accomplished and related upkeep and affirmation operations are carried out. (Japan-Fukushima-Nuclear Wastewater)

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ZARANJ, Afghanistan — An important bridge in west Afghanistan’s Nimroz province has been opened to site visitors, the state-run Bakhtar news company reported Saturday.

The 300-meter-long bridge was constructed at a value of 231 million afghanis (about 3.06 million U.S. {dollars}), was accomplished on Thursday with the monetary assist of native authorities and formally opened to site visitors on Friday, the state media outlet added. (Afghanistan-Bridge)