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Damascus, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) The Mental Health Department of the Syrian Health Ministry reported that about one million people suffer from serious mental disorders in the country.

Beijing, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) Scientists from the Virology Institute of Wuhan, attached to the Academy of Sciences of China, developed a vaccine against influenza using nanotechnology, which is increasingly applied in several socio-economic fields.

Havana, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) The Forecast Center of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) announced the possibility of breaking the national record of fewest cold fronts in the current winter season, Granma newspaper reported today.

Geneva, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) set up today a commission to prevent and control non-communicable diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, asthma and diabetes.

Havana, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Edith Felipe, coordinator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Cuba, praised here the work of Cuba in the protection and conservation of biological diversity, an issue in which important steps are taken.

London, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The shower of electrons bouncing across Earth's magnetosphere, commonly known as the Northern Lights, has been directly observed for the first time by an international team of scientists.

Kingston, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness will assume the presidency of the Caribbean Community,CARICOM,from July 1 to December 31, authorities reported today.

By Osvaldo Rodríguez Martínez

Panama, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) The ecological catamaran Race for Water traveled today the Panama Canal, after touring 8,757 miles powered by solar energy, hydrogen and sailing.

Moscow, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) The pilots of Russian An-148 airplane that crashed with 71 persons on board, never understood what the failure of the flight was before crashing, amid the panic in the cabin, informed today the capital media.

Brasilia, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) From July 1st, 118 people have been killed to the present date in Brazil by the yellow fever, out of a total of 407 cases infected by the disease throughout the country, said the Ministry of Health.

Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Physicists from Latin America debate renewable energies in a meeting that began here today in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Society of that scientific discipline.