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Kingston, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) More than 5,500 Haitians were deported by the administration of US President Donald Trump during the fiscal year 2017, compared to only 310 in 2016, the digital portal News America reported today.

Jakarta, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Tropical cyclone Cempaka, which ravaged Java island since late last month, has claimed dozens of lives and forced thousands to evacuate following floods, landslides and strong winds in 28 regencies and municipalities on Indonesia''s most populated island.

Jakarta, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world''s fourth most populous country this year. The health ministry said at least 591 cases had been reported since January, a 42 percent increase from last year, and called the outbreak an ''extraordinary event''.

Buenos Aires, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) The beautiful Argentine city of Bariloche, in the province of Río Negro, welcomes today the 13th Regional Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba of Patagonia Camilo Cienfuegos, attended by the ambassador of that island in Argentina, Orestes Pérez.

United Nations, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's permanent representative to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez, said today that ending the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the Caribbean nation would be an action in favor of peace.

United Nations,Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) At least 14 United Nations ''blue helmets'' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and around 40 injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the ''worst attack'' on UN peacekeepers in recent history.

Ramallah, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of the Gaza Health Ministry said today that two Palestinians were killed and over 270 injured in clashes with Israeli soldiers.

Paris, Dec 8 (Prensa Latina) France is ready to host the international One Planet Summit, aimed at mobilizing efforts to fight climate change two years after the signing of the historic Paris Agreement.

Washington, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) US corporation General Electric announced today the elimination of 12,000 jobs in its power branch GE Power as part of a restructuring plan.

Nairobi, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The African Union (AU) announced today that it intends to evacuate 20,000 African migrants waiting in Libya to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in the next six weeks.

Saint John, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Raúl Castro arrived here today to participate in the 6th Cuba-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Summit, focused on strengthening bilateral relations and the search for joint solutions to high-incidence problems in the region.