Fri, 09 Dec 2022

HONG KONG -- The government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Saturday held a flag-raising ceremony and a reception to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

The flag-raising ceremony was held at the Golden Bauhinia Square Saturday morning. As China's national flag and the flag of the HKSAR were hoisted, helicopters of the Government Flying Service flew over Victoria Harbor to display a large national flag and flag of the HKSAR. A fireboat replied with a water salute. (Hong Kong-National Day)

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MACAO -- China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) on Saturday marked the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China with a series of events while being geared up for tourists from the mainland during the week-long National Day holiday.

The Macao SAR government hosted a flag-raising ceremony and a reception attended by senior officials, legislators and representatives from different walks of life to mark the National Day, which falls on Oct. 1. (Macao-National Day)

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KABUL -- A bomb blast rocked the Khair Khana area on the northern edge of Kabul city on Saturday, causing no loss of life, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said.

"An explosive device planted next to Abdul Qadir Bidul Lycee School went off today in Police District 11, fortunately left no casualty," Zadran told Xinhua. (Afghanistan-Blast,1ST LD WRITETHRU)

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KABUL -- The death toll from Friday's suicide bomb explosion at an educational center in Kabul has risen to 35 while 82 others were wounded, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said on Saturday.

UN figures showed at least 35 people were killed and 82 other were hurt, with Majority of the casualties being girls and young women, UNAMA said in its statement. (Afghanistan-Suicide Attack-Casualties)

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