South Africans Charged with Illegal Kidney Transplants

0 Johannesburg, Sep 17. -Five South African doctors were accused of providing rich Israelis with illegal transplants of kidneys bought from Brazilians and Romanians, according to local press reports on Thursday. Lawsuits were also filed against Richard Friedland, head of the main private hospital of the Netcare group, and Durban's St. Augustine Hospital, where 109 illegal surgeries were performed between

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June, August Hottest in Cuba since 1951

1 Havana, Sep 14. -Cuba sweated through its hottest June and August since 1951, and the forecast is for this year to be the hottest worldwide, according to a Monday report in the newspaper Granma. August had extreme maximum and minimum temperatures, very significant figures for this month, the article said. The Casablanca weather station recorded the third-highest maximum ever,

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Fidel Castro to Speak Today to Cuban University Students

1 Havana, Sep 3. -Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro will speak today to Cuban university students, to analyze the danger of a new war in the Middle East, with unpredictable consequences for the world, according to an official release. The meeting will take place at the Havana University staircase beginning at 07:30 local time (11:30 GMT), a few days before

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Cuban Experts Favor Biodiversity Protection

4 Havana, Jun 5. -The proportion of biodiversity lost since 2002 to date has increased 1,000 times, according to Teresa Borges, from the Environmental Directorate (DMA), attached to the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA). The expert noted the need to fight that problem, which affects humankind, an inherent part of biological biodiversity, on the World Environment

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Group Investigates Sinking of Venezuelan Rig

1 Caracas, May 15. -Venezuela appointed a high level commission to investigate the causes of the sinking of Aban Pearl rig, which exploited gas offshore, according to executives of that program on Friday. The exploration and production Vice President of Petroleums of Venezuela (PDVSA) Eulogio del Pino explained that explorations around the area using robots will begin within a week,

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