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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, July 2

COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka will amend the Inland Revenue Act and the Appropriation Act in line with domestic debt restructuring strategy, State Minister of Finance Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said Sunday.

The state minister made the remarks when talking to journalists about the next steps to be taken by the government after the parliament approved the domestic debt restructuring plan on Saturday evening. (Sri Lanka-Domestic Debt)

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PHNOM PENH -- The death toll had risen to eight in an under-renovation entertainment club blaze in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, a municipal police spokesman said on Sunday.

"Two more bodies were found in the scorched nightclub building Sunday morning, bringing the total number of the dead to eight (six men and two women)," Phnom Penh Municipal Police spokesman San Sok Seiha told Xinhua, adding that the victims were renovation workers. (Cambodia-Fire Accident)

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SYDNEY -- Three men were stabbed in separate robberies taking place overnight in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland in northeastern Australia, the state police said Sunday.

The Queensland police said in a statement on Sunday afternoon that they have charged a 17-year-old boy after a man was stabbed in a robbery at Fortitude Valley, a suburb of Brisbane, during small hours on Sunday. (Australia-Robbery)

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TOKYO -- Japan's weather agency advised people in western and eastern Japan on Sunday to remain on alert for landslides in areas hit by heavy rain, warning that the temperature is expected to increase due to warm air flowing in from the south.

The mercury is expected to climb to over 30 degrees Celsius in wide areas in western and eastern Japan on Sunday, while the temperature in inland areas might reach around 35 degrees Celsius, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA). (Japan-Rain-Heat)