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Asia / Oceania

Jakarta,Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) A powerful magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Java in Indonesia just before midnight on Friday, with authorities reporting 2 deaths and damage to hundreds of buildings.

16 de diciembre de 2017, 09:47Beijing, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Top disciplinary watchdog of the Communist Party of China today announced that it would launch a campaign targeting corruption and malpractice in poverty alleviation projects from 2018 to 2020.

16 de diciembre de 2017, 09:07Beijing,Dec 16(Prensa Latina) South Korea president Moon Jae-in on, propouse today to increase cooperation with China.

Tokyo, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) The Tankan quarterly report on the economic situation of the Bank of Japan said today that the confidence of Japanese big companies improved in December.

16 de diciembre de 2017, 00:05Tokyo,Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Japanese researchers say they have developed a type of glass that can be repaired without heating.

Katmandu, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) Nepal government announced today that it is ready to start measuring Everest, the highest mountain in the world with officially 8,848 meters above sea level.

15 de diciembre de 2017, 15:54Colombo, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, visiting Sri Lanka, today requested reforms to address the excessive use of pretrial detention and update the current legal framework.

Hanoi, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The sixth National Congress of the Vietnam War Veterans'' Association (VWVA) ended today with the introduction of a 98-member Central Committee for the 2017-2022 period led by Sen. Lieut. Gen. Nguyen Van Duoc.

Beijing, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The emblems of the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, respectively named ''Winter Dream'' and ''Flying High,'' were unveiled here today.

Moscow, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The top leader of the Council of the Federation (Russian Senate), Valentina Matvienko, said today that the next presidential election will be held on March 18, and promised to invite a record number of international observers.

United Nations, Dec 15 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Security Council is holding a ministerial-level meeting to address the threats the nuclear weapons pose and devotes special attention to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.