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Khartoum, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Police officers in Sudan arrested eight journalists and seized the print runs of two newspapers for disseminating information about the explosive internal situation, a local publication reported on Friday.

Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez will head the delegation of the Caribbean island that will participate in the meeting of foreign ministers of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) to be held in Santiago, Chile.

Ankara, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli assured that the country''s armed forces are ready to launch a military operation against the town of Afrin, in north-western Syria.

Quito, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 33,000 soldiers are participating today in the custody and security of the different stages planned for the consultation and popular referendum, scheduled for February 4 in Ecuador.

Ankara, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) About 36 percent of university students in Turkey must work to cover their expenses, according to a survey released today by the Association of Young Workers.

Washington, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) U.S. President Donald Trump received an approval rate of 39 percent a year after taking office, the lowest rate in the country''s history, according to a survey published today.

New Delhi, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Abdul Manaf, a recruiter of the Islamic State (ISIS), from the southwestern state of Kerala, was killed in Syria while fighting for the terrorist organization, Indian police announced today.

Beijing, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The department of International Relations of the Chinese Communist Party informed today that its head, Song Tao, will visit Cuba next Sunday to present the results of the recent Congress of the organization, held last October.

United Nations, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) In the face of the dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations agencies are requesting more than 1 billion USD this year to help the needy.

By Roberto Garcia Hernandez, special reporter

Lima, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis arrived today in this city, coming from Chile, to begin his pastoral visit that will conclude on Sunday, amid an impressive security operation that includes ground forces as well as air and naval means.