Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, July 27

TOKYO– Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo held talks in Tokyo on Wednesday ahead of this year’s Group of 20 major economies’ summit in Bali in November which Widodo will host. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan– At least seven children have lost their lives due to cholera outbreak and 667 others infected with the disease in…

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo held talks in Tokyo on Wednesday ahead of this year’s Group of 20 major economies’ summit in Bali in November which Widodo will host.

Following a summit meeting between the leaders, Kishida told a joint press conference that Indonesia has lifted all restrictions on imports of Japanese food products that were imposed in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis in 2011. (Japan-Indonesia-Relations)

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — At least seven children have lost their lives due to cholera outbreak and 667 others infected with the disease in less than a week in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, a doctor in the province, Mohammad Daud Ayubi, said Wednesday.

“A total of 9,500 patients affected with diarrhea have been taken to the healthcare center, where 667 of them were diagnosed with cholera disease,” Ayubi said. (Afghanistan-Cholera Outbreak)

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NEW DELHI — At least 26 people were killed and nine others were injured due to lightning and rain-related incidents in India’s eastern state of Bihar, state-run broadcaster All India Radio said Wednesday.

Heavy rains and thunderstorms accompanied by lightning strikes lashed the state on Tuesday affecting eight districts. (India-Rain-Incidents)

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MANILA — A 7-magnitude earthquake that rattled the main Luzon island in the Philippines on Wednesday morning killed at least four people and injured some 60 others, Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos said.

In a report to Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos, Abalos said that two of the deaths were from Benguet, one from Abra and one from the Mountain Province. He added that many of the injured were from Abra province. (Philippines-Earthquake) Enditem

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