UNESCO to Vote on Palestine Full Membership

2 Paris, Oct 31. -The 36th General Conference of UNESCO plans to vote on Monday on the Palestinian full membership in that organization, after it was approved by the UNESCO executive council early this month.To become a full member of the UN Education, Science, and Culture Organization, Palestine, which currently has observer status, must obtain two thirds of the votes

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Canadian Solidarity Brigade in Cuba

0 Havana, May 2. -The Che Guevara Volunteer Work Brigade, made up of 20 Canadians, participated in the May Day parade in the Plaza of the Revolution and plans to visit three provinces in Cuba. Sources with the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples told the Cuban News Agency, AIN, that these friends of the Cuban Revolution were welcomed

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China Plans to Expand Space Research

4 Beijing, Mar. 3. -China plans to increase space research in the next five years as part of a program that includes building its own manned space station with peaceful purposes. As part of working toward that goal, China expects to carry out over 20 space missions in 2011, compared to 16 staged in 2010, said Qi Faren, former chief

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Jamaica to Celebrate Reggae Film Festival

1 Kingston, Jan. 8. -The Jamaica Film Academy said it plans to hold the 4th Reggae Film Festival in February. The festival is scheduled for Feb. 22 -26, in Whitter Villa, located in the Montego Bay tourist beach resort. The organizers of the event said cartoons and documentaries from Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica, the United Kingdom and the United States

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Jamaican Bolt Plans to Retire in 2016

1 Berlin, Jan 3. -Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt plans to end his career in 2016, he said in an interview published this weekend by the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The Olympic champion and world record holder in the 100 and 200 meters told the press he has to use his time well as he would like to finish his

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Sudan Referendum Celebration Reaffirmed

1 Khartoum, Dec 7. -The commission responsible for organizing the referendum of self determination for southern Sudan, scheduled for January 9, said it will continue its plans to celebrate the vote on time despite the problems identified. The spokeswoman for the commission, Soad Ibrahimb Issa, admitted in statements to Radio Miraya, that the head of the agency, Mohamed Ibrahim Jalil,

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Bolivia to Sell Rice to Cuba and Venezuela

5 La Paz, Oct. 14. -Bolivia's state-run Food Production Support Company (Emapa) plans to expand its sales of rice to Venezuela and Cuba using the SUCRE virtual currency, the Unique System of Regional Compensation, a government source said on Wednesday. According to the vice minister of Domestic Trade and Exports, Huascar Ajata, those sale could be worth about US$6 million.

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Some 305 houses built in Santa Cruz del Sur

0 Santa Cruz del Sur, Oct 2. –Around 305 houses have been built so far in the current year, which represents a 93 per cent of the fulfilment of the plans benchmarked, not counting 53 buildings more, assigned to the municipality because other territories of the province could not assume their construction project. The entities from this sector here in

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