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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Oct. 9

MACAO — Science staff in China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) have responded actively to payload specialist choice for the nation’s manned area program.

The choice, introduced on Monday, was held in Macao for the primary time, aiming to pick out specialists who will undertake scientific analysis and experiments in area and function the area laboratory tools. (Macao-Payload Specialist Selection)

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Firefighters had extinguished the fireplace within the Pakistani capital Islamabad’s Centaurus, a major constructing consisting of a serious shopping center and elite residential flats, after about three-hour lengthy operation on Sunday afternoon, officers stated.

In a dialog with Xinhua, Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad Irfan Nawaz Memon confirmed that each one individuals contained in the multi-story constructing had been evacuated and the mall, positioned from the bottom to the fourth flooring of the constructing, will likely be cordoned off for at the least sooner or later. (Pakistan-Fire)

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KATHMANDU — Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who had been present process therapy at a hospital within the capital of Kathmandu, examined constructive for COVID-19, a hospital official stated on Sunday.

The president, who was admitted to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital on Saturday, examined constructive for COVID-19 in a PCR take a look at, stated Dr. Dinesh Kafle, government director of the hospital. (Nepal-President-COVID-19)

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban-run caretaker administration has began the reconstruction of a serious freeway within the southern Kandahar province, officers have stated.

In the primary section, 55 km of the street linking Kandahar to the neighboring Zabul province can be reconstructed, adopted by the reconstruction of highways linking Kandahar to Kabul and Kandahar to Herat, stated Bakht Mohammad, who’s with the reconstruction undertaking. (Afghanistan-Highway-Reconstruction)

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TOKYO — The variety of extra deaths in Japan was estimated to have reached between 17,000 and 46,000 within the first six months of the 12 months, the best determine because the COVID-19 pandemic started in early 2020, native analysis knowledge confirmed.

The estimates had been compiled by organizations together with the National Institute of Infectious Diseases, an establishment beneath the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. (Japan-COVID-19-Excess Deaths)