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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, May 31

FAIZABAD, Afghanistan -- Afghan security forces have killed four insurgents in Tagab district of northern Badakhshan province, Qari Maazudin Ahmadi, head of the provincial information and culture department, said Tuesday.

The crackdown was launched at 02:00 a.m. local time Tuesday in Rabat area of Tagab district, killing four armed members of the so-called resistance front, and the security forces captured their weapons, Ahmadi said. (Afghanistan-Insurgents-Killing)

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TOKYO -- Japan's unemployment rate dropped to 2.5 percent in April, marking the third straight month of decline, the government said in a report on Tuesday.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, on a seasonally adjusted basis, Japan's jobless rate fell 0.1 percentage point from a month earlier, recovering to a level not seen since March 2020. (Japan-Jobless Rate-April)

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HANOI -- Vietnam saw more than 365,300 international arrivals in the first five months of this year, a 4.5-fold increase from the same period last year, the General Statistics Office said Tuesday.

In the period, visitors entering the country by air accounted for around 87.8 percent of the total. (Vietnam-Tourism-Hike)

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NEW DELHI -- India's enforcement directorate arrested local Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain in a money-laundering case, officials said Tuesday.

According to officials, the case is based on a Central Bureau of Investigation first information report lodged against Jain in 2017 where he was accused of having laundered money through four companies allegedly linked to him. (India-Delhi Health Minister-Money Laundering)