March 21 Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT


SEOUL — Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye appeared Tuesday in the prosecutors’ office to be questioned over a corruption scandal that led to her impeachment earlier this month.

Park Geun-hye
Park said in front of cameras at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office that she was sorry to people, vowing to face an interrogation faithfully, TV footage showed. (South Korea-Park Geun-hye)
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LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan — A car bombing had killed three pro-government militia and injured eight others in the southern Helmand province, a local official said Tuesday.
According to the official who declined to be named, a suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car next to a security checkpoint, known as Sangorian in Gereshk district late Monday night, leaving three dead on the spot and injuring eight others. (Afghanistan-Car bombing)
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SEOUL — Top U.S. nuclear envoy in the six-party talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula planned to meet key South Korean presidential contenders during his four-day visit to Seoul.
Joseph Yun, the U.S. special representative of the State Department on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) policy, met at a restaurant in Seoul Tuesday with South Chungcheong province governor Ahn Hee-jung of the biggest opposition Minjoo Party of South Korea. (South Korea-US-Nuclear)
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JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Up to 26 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) group had been killed after drones bombed the armed outfit’s hideouts in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, a police spokesman of the province said Tuesday.

According to Hazrat Hussain Mashriqwal, a total of the 24 IS fighters were killed in Achin district and two more militants lost their lives in Nazian district after the unmanned planes raided the militants’ hideouts on Monday. (Afghanistan-Militants) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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