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Asia / Oceania

Abu Dhabi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived today in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as part of an international tour aimed at strengthening economic and trade ties.

Laussane, Switzerland, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The International Sketing Union is deeply saddened by the news from media in Kazakhstan announcing the passing of Figure Skater Denis Ten. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Denis'' family, friends and fans across the world.

Manila, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Prosecutors of the Department of Justice (DOJ) of Philippines today found probable cause to charge alleged drug lords earlier cleared by a separate panel.

Canberra, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called on the Pope to ''sack'' Adelaide''s Archbishop Philip Wilson.

Kuala Lumpur, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Malaysian police arrested seven alleged members of the Islamic State (IS), including a man who threatened to assassinate King Muhammad V and Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad, the institution reported today.

Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Like a some nations, Vietnam''s key commodities, including apparel, leather and footwear are forecast to be hurt by the US-China trade war, which began on July 6 when the US imposed new tariffs on a majority of Chinese imports worth nearly 34 billion USD.

Kabul, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) At least 12 demining men were kidnapped by members of the Jihadist group Islamic State (IS) in Afghanistan''s eastern province of Kunuar, local officials confirmed today.

Bangkok, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) The heavy rains in the province of Khon Kaen, in northeastern Thailand, hampered investigations into a helicopter crash on Wednesday which left four people dead( the pilot and three passengers) , authorities said today.

Tokyo, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Japanese authorities announced today that the country had reached a trade surplus of 6.395 billion dollars in June (721.408 billion yen).

Tehran, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced today that the US arms trade is destabilizing the planet and is a waste of money.

Hanoi, Jul 19 (Prensa Latina) Sales abroad for more than one billion dollars in the first half of this year from 20 Vietnamese products, results representing 85.6 percent of national exports in that time.