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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, April 12

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Gunmen attacked South Korea's embassy in Libya on Sunday, killing at least one guard, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

The ministry said the militants aboarding a car fired at the front of the embassy compound. (S.Korea-Libya-Embassy)


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN -- The royal wedding of Brunei's Prince Abdul Malik was launched at Istana Nurul Iman (the Palace) on Sunday.

Before Sunday's Royal marriage proposal ceremony, a delegation from the groom visited the bride's family to declare the 31-year- old prince's intention to seek the hand of the 22-year-old Dk Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah in marriage. (Brunei-Royal Wedding)


ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- Two people were killed and another injured in a knife attack on Saturday onboard a Chinese transport ship off the waters of Sulu, Philippines, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Sunday.

The PCG said they learned of the incident when the captain of the ship sought for an emergency docking off southern Philippine city of Zamboanga early Sunday morning to help the wounded crew member. (Philippines-Chinese Ship-Knife Attack)


TOKYO -- The governors of Japan's Hokkaido and Oita prefectures, both backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc, beat their opponents backed by the opposition Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in Sunday's gubernatorial elections, local media reported late Sunday.

Harumi Takahashi and Katsusada Hirose, who currently work as governors of Hokkaido and Oita separately, secured their positions in the first round of the quadrennial unified local elections held across Japan Sunday. (Japan-Gubernatorial Elections) Endi