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Mogadishu, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) A US air raid announced today that killed 13 members of the Islamist group Al Shabab confirmed the strengthening of Washington''s military presence in this African country.

Berlin, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The German Criminal Investigation Office (BKA) reported today that the customs authorities and the police confiscated as much cocaine this year as never before.

Ciego de Avila, Cuba Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Farmers in this central Cuban province are committed to increasing pineapple production to meet industry needs and export programs.

Harare, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Zimbabwe president Emmerson Mnangawa confirmed today the appointing of retired generals Contantino Chiwenga and Kembo Mohadi as his vice presidents.

United Nations, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The representative of the United Nations Children''s Fund (UNICEF) in Yemen, Meritxell Relaño, considered 2017 one of the worst for the children of that country, plunged into a conflict since March 2015.

Hanoi, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Vietnamese economy grew 6.81 percent in 2017, a figure that exceeded the expectations of the government and various international financial organizations.

Damascus, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The Reconciliation Commission in Rural Damascus province reported today that the recent surrender of terrorists in the area of ​​Hermon, southwest of Rural Damascus, facilitates the reconciliation process in other areas of that territory.

Quito, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The impeachment of Ecuadorean Vice-President Jorge Glas, which took place today and who who has five days to present exculpatory evidence, went to the National Assembly''s Supervision Committee.

Havana, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto, stressed today that despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, the country managed to reopen damaged art schools and save patrimonial objects.

Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China will introduce in 2018 new rules that simplify the management process and strengthen control on investments made by national companies abroad, informed today the top economic planning organ.

Islamabad, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), anticorruption entity of Pakistan, announced today the opening of a probe ''without any pressure or influence'' on 435 companies of nationals revealed by Panama Papers.