Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Oct. 31

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-01 00:12:00|Editor: huaxia
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TOKYO -- Police in Tokyo arrested a man in his 20s after discovering body parts of nine dismembered people while searching for a 23-year-old missing woman, local media reported on Tuesday.

Takahiro Shiraishi, 27, has admitted to killing the nine people, including eight women and one man, since he moved into his apartment on Aug. 22. (Japan-Serial Killer-Arrest)

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KABUL -- Four people were killed and 13 others wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself up in a fortified diplomatic enclave in Kabul on Tuesday, spokesman for the Interior Ministry Najib Danesh said.

"The reports we have collected indicate that four people including a woman were martyred and 13 others including some women sustained injuries," Danesh told reporters at the site of the blast in Wazir Akbar Khan area. (Afghanistan-Blast)

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PHNOM PENH -- Cambodia aims to double the number of Chinese tourists coming to the Southeast Asian country to 2 million by 2020, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the second National Forum on "China Ready for Cambodia Tourism," the minister said Cambodia welcomed 3.5 million foreign tourists in the first eight months of 2017, up 11.8 percent year-on-year, among whom were 742,586 Chinese tourists, up 44 percent. (Cambodia-China-Tourists)

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KATHMANDU -- Government officials from Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs have started to learn Chinese language from Tuesday to enhance their understanding about China.

Some 26 officials have started the 80-hour-long basic Chinese language course organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Chinese Embassy in Nepal. (Nepal-China-Chinese Language) Enditem