US Blockade Hurts Cuban Telecommunications

0 Havana, Sep 21. -The U.S. blockade of Cuba has cost the Cuban telecommunications industry more than seven billion USD in losses in the last year alone, created obstacles to the purchase of hardware and software, and hindered Cubans' ability to surf the Internet.The seven billion USD in losses were reported for May 2010 to April 2011, according to a

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Great Britain: Dengue Cases Increase

0 London, May 12. -The cases of dengue more than doubled in the UK, where its incidence is associated with visits to India and Thailand, health authorities announced. According to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), in 2010 there were 406 people infected during foreign travel, a figure higher than that of 2009 when 166 were diagnosed. Twenty-one percent of the

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Migraine has Huge Economic Costs, WHO Says

0 Geneva, May 5. -More than 40 percent of the adult population worldwide suffers from migraine, a condition that has huge economic costs, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Migraine, still under-recognised, under-diagnosed and under-treated, is the cause of 1.3 percent of all disability due to illness, according to the WHO report. In the European Union, migraine alone is the

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High Demand for 2012 London Olympics Tickets

2 London, Apr 28. -Members of the organizing committee for the 2012 Olympics informed this Wednesday that they have received more than 20 million demands for tickets for the 6.6 million available. After the dateline for the sale of the tickets early this morning, in more than half of the 650 events planned in 26 different sports, the demand is

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Jamaica: Best Tourist Destination in the Caribbean, Survey Says

0 Kingston, Apr 15. -More than 17,000 tourists chose Jamaica as the leading Caribbean destination among other options that include best drinks and music festival. The survey that was conducted by the magazine Caribbean Travel and Life and published this week, ranked Jamaica as one of the most rated in the area between the 24 categories of the Reader's Choice

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Tourism to Cuba Grows 14 Percent

1 Havana, Mar 24. -At least 588,394 foreign visitors arrived in Cuba in February, 75,234 more than during the same period last year, an increase of 14.7 percent, according to official sources. The National Statistics Office (ONE) indicated that in February 2007, the island was visited by 439,134 people, 508,278 visitors arrived in that month of 2008 and 531,100 in

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AH1N1 Virus Hits over 60 Countries

1 Caracas, Mar 23. -World Health Organization executive Jorge Jenkins said here that the deadly AH1N1 virus spread to more than 60 countries. The head of the Pan American Health Organization reminds as best weapon against an epidemic outbreak is reliable information with true scientific and technical foundation and Venezuela's Health Care Ministry is duely informing the people and does

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Cuban Scientists Improving Quality of Rice Crops

1 Havana, Mar 14. -More than 70 percent of rice crops in Cuba are planted with varieties obtained in the Rice Research Station of Los Palacios, in the westernly province of Pinar del Rio, where the scientific work focuses on genetic improvement. Elizabeth Cristo, an associate researcher in charge of that program at the center, which is attached to the

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Democratic Congo: Vaccination Campaign against Polio

1 Kinshasa, Mar 11. -Sanitary authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo anounced that more than eight million people, among them children and adults, will be vaccinated here against poliomyelitis. Congolese Minister of Public Health Victor Makwenge Kaput, showed that the campaign of inoculation will be developed between March 23 and 27 of to control sprouts of this illness. According

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One Hundred Australians Missing after Floods

1 Sidney, Jan 15. -Australia´s Prime Minister Julia Gillard stated that more than 1,000 soldiers have been mobilized to seek about 100 people still missed after floods. Those soldiers joined to other rescue brigades and volunteers who continue working in extensive areas of eastern Australia, devastated due to heavy rains that flooded over 1,500,000 square km (579 square miles). Those

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