Cuba: Australian Solidarity Brigade to Visit Cuba

2 Havana, Dec 28. -Australians enlisted in the 29th Southern Cross Solidarity Brigade will arrive in this capital on Wednesday, reported the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples(ICAP).According to the organization, the 17 young people coming from Australia will stay until January 20 in the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, in the western province of Artemisa.At the camp, the

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Jamaica to Reduce Fruit Imports

2 Kingston, Oct 22. -Jamaica has predicted a reduction in fruit imports, as a result of an extensive planting program, which also aims to fight deforestation and create jobs, reported the Ministry of Agriculture.According to the institution, the plan, which will begin next January, consists of planting some 50,000 fruit trees, as well as spices such as ginger, turmeric and

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China Registered a Thousand Drugs in 2010

0 Beijing, Oct 10. -China registered a thousand drugs in 2010, from the six thousands two hundred ninety four applications, a 26,2 percent increase over the previous year, as a result of a rise in generic products, reported the State Food and Drug Administration.Chemical drugs represent 89 percent of the registrations, and less than the 10 percent come, from traditional

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China’s First Space Lab Module Tiangong-1 Without Mishaps

0 Beijing, Oct 7. -China's first space lab module Tiangong-1, located now at 362 kilometers from the Earth, successfully accomplishes its mission and has good conditions, sources linked to the project reported.All the tests carried out to the remote control system, video and audio equipments and to temperature and humidity sensors have been successful, according to a communiqué released on

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Ecuador Reports Trade Surplus

0 Quito, Sep 13. -The Central Bank of Ecuador reported that the country had a 6.5 million USD trade surplus for the first seven months of the year.The report posted on the bank's website said the surplus reflected a 101.05 percent recovery from the deficit reported in the same period of 2010. The trade balance recovery is related to an

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More Russian Tourists Arriving in Cuba

1 Moscow, Aug 29. -The number of Russian tourists visiting Cuban resorts have significantly increased with a figure closed to 46,000 travelers, reported the representative of the island''s Tourism Ministry in Russia.The total of 45,847 Russian tourists that have visited Cuba this year till August is twice the figure of 22,840 in 2009 and much higher than the 29,818 number

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Cuban Media Reports Hugo Chavez Interview with Telesur

7 Havana, Jun 13. -The Cuban media on Monday reported a message sent by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to his people, informing them of his successful surgery in Havana and his good state of health. "I am receiving the best treatment here. Fidel himself told me I should rest. Fidel and Raul are aware of every detail," Chavez said in

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Gene Linked to Obesity and Diabetes Found

0 London, May 18. -A regulatory gene may play a key role in the development of obesity and diabetes, reported the journal Nature Genetics in its latest issue. Researchers at Kingâ�Ös College London said that the gene called KLF14 is like "a master key" that controls other genes found in fatty tissue and that are related to a number of

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Unemployment Drops in Venezuela

2 Caracas, May 18. -April closed with unemployment at 8.1 percent in Venezuela, 0.5 percent lower than March and 0.1 percent lower than the same month in 2010, the National Statistics Institute reported. According to Elias Eljuri, president of the institute, the improvement in the sector responds to the recovery of the national economy, whose gross domestic product grew in

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Nearly 300 Dead in US Tornadoes

1 Washington, Apr 30. -The number of people killed by tornadoes and rains that rocked the country´s southern area has almost reached 300, local media reported on Friday. The New York Times newspaper termed as terrible the situation faced by six states of the Union, in which some neighbourhoods and cities were razed. It is estimated that two thirds of

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