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Asia / Oceanía

Beijing, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary General António Guterres greeted the people of China on occasion of the Lunar New Year, wished them success and asked to work for world prosperity and peace.

Kathmandu, Feb 15 (PL) After the overwhelming electoral victory of the left alliance, the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), also known as CPN (UML), K.P. Sharma Oli, assumed Thursday as Prime Minister of Nepal, replacing Sher Bahadur Deuba.

PyeongChang, South Korea, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Germany won two gold medals today and expanded the margin to the Netherlands in the fight for dominance in the table of medals of the PyeongChang-2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Canberra, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) A study in Cell Reports discovered today that there is a molecular switch in the brain which regulates the burning of fats, and it could be a way to control weight gain.

Jakarta, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi assured today that the relations between his country and Singapore have progressed significantly and plan to increase them in tourism and economy.

Beijing, Feb 14 (Prensa Latina) The municipal government in this capital has deployed today about 900,000 uniformed police and volunteers in the streets to reinforce public safety during the Lunar New Year, after a recent knife attack at a shopping mall.

Abuja, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, confirmed here today that Japan''s International Cooperation Agency approved a loan of $700 million USD to the African Development Fund (FAD).

United Nations, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca said today that while the violence in Myanmar is gradually decreasing, for the Rohingya people the threat and insecurity still prevail.

Pyongyang, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The President of the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, has encouraged to continue working for the reconciliation of the two Koreas, the KCNA news agency said today.

La Paz, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia is debuting today at the Winter Olympic Games PyeongChang 2018, with Simon Breitfuss, in combined slalom, one of the three Alpine ski specialties in which he will compete.

New Delhi, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Indian Security forces reportedly launched on Tuesday a massive search operation after Army personnel foiled a suspected terrorist attack on their camp in Jammu, three days after a deadly strike by Jaish-e-Mohammad group killed 10 people at Sunjuwan military station.