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Beijing, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Shahida Azfar, praised China's crackdown on progress in improving maternal and child health, local press reported.

Mexico, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Nearly 800 pieces and fragments of pre-Hispanic origin were recovered in the lands where the New Mexico International Airport (NAIM) is being built today.

United Nations, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The exhibition Surviving Terrorism: The Victims'' voices show today at the UN the strength of survivors of these crimes, who recorded their testimonies as a denounce and in solidarity with other victims.

Seoul, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) South Korea stressed today the Inter-Korean liaison office in the border city of Kaesong is not a violation of the sanctions imposed on the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (PDRK).

Buenos Aires, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The service has been interrupted for 56 days and the workers of the Argentine state news agency Telam are still fighting today for the reinstatement of more than 350 colleagues.

Damascus, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) New oil wells, water supply centers and public service facilities were opened today in northern Deir Ezzor province.

Ankara, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Embassy of the United States in the Turkish capital was attacked today, when individuals opened fire from a vehicle, but no victims or major material damage were reported, a police spokesperson said.

Brasilia, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Members of Brazilian popular movements who are demanding that the Supreme Federal Court (STE) do justice and release former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva have staged a hunger strike for three weeks.

Riyadh, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) More than two million Muslims are estimated to have started the annual Hajj or pilgrimage to sacred sites of Islam located in the Saudi cities of Mecca and Medina.

Santiago, Chile, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The 14th edition of the Santiago International Film Festival (SANFIC) spread its red carpet on Sunday night to the Spanish actress Maribel Verdu and several Latin American movie stars.

Tehran, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Yavad Zarif has reiterated his country's refusal to renegotiate the nuclear agreement signed in 2015 between Tehran and six world powers.