Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, April 20

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-20 23:58:44|Editor: huaxia
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KABUL -- Eleven people were killed and eight civilians wounded after assailants armed with gun, grenades and suicide bomb jackets stormed an 18-story government office building in the central of Afghanistan's capital of Kabul on Saturday.

The killed included four civilians, three security force members and four attackers, Afghan Ministry of Interior Affairs said in a statement. (Afghanistan-Killing)

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NEW DELHI -- The Election Commission of India (ECI) Saturday told entertainment firm Eros Now to stop streaming online a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The election body in its statement referred to its order of April 10 that banned a biopic on Modi from releasing in election season asking Eros Now to stop streaming the web series, "Modi - Journey of a Common Man." (India-Election)

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NEW DELHI -- A wild elephant has killed five people, including three in a family, in eastern Indian state of Odisha, officials said Saturday.

The deaths took place in two villages in Angul district, about 127 km north of Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. (India-Incident)

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BANGKOK -- Thailand is handing over a diesel-engine locomotive to Cambodia for cross-border railway which will reopen on April 22 after having been closed down for the last 45 years.

Thai media Prachachat reported on Saturday that prime ministers of the two countries are scheduled on the upcoming Monday to co-preside over the opening ceremony for Ban Khlong Luek railway station in Aranyaprathet district in eastern Thailand and the handover ceremony for the diesel locomotive with four carriages. (Thailand-Cambodia) Enditem