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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Sept. 24

CANBERRA -- The world's largest penguin species is facing extinction within 30 years, Australian researchers have warned.

Barbara Wienecke, a senior research scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD), revealed that modeling suggests the iconic emperor penguin could be virtually extinct by 2050. (Australia-Penguin-Extinction)

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ISLAMABAD -- At least 10 people were killed in monsoon rain-triggered flash floods during the last 24 hours in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

Four children and two women were among those who lost their lives in separate flood-related incidents, according to a report released by the NDMA on Friday evening. (Pakistan-Floods-Deaths)

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TOKYO -- Two people were killed and tens of thousands of households left without power after Typhoon Talas lashed Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture with heavy rains on Saturday.

A man in his 40s died after his house was hit by a landslide in Kakegawa, Shizuoka Prefecture, while a 29-year-old man was found dead after his car plunged into a reservoir, Kyodo News reported. (Japan-Typhoon-Casualties)

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PHNOM PENH -- The economic cooperation between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has provided a lot of benefits to all, contributing to common development and prosperity in the region, Cambodian officials and experts said.

China and ASEAN became each other's largest trading partner in 2020. (Cambodia-China-ASEAN Cooperation)