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Asia / Oceania

Dushanbe, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) Collective Security Treaty Organization collective forces (CSTO), composed by former Soviet countries, launched a series of military exercises as part of the Combat Brotherhood drill in Tajikistan.

Beijing, Oct 18 (Prensa Latina) China reported an economic growth of 4.9 percent during the third quarter of 2021, lower than expected due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in the summer and the real estate and energy sectors crises.

images/2021/octubre/17/all-covidflu.jpgBeijing, Oct 17 (Prensa Latina) Chinese health authorities on Sunday warned the population on the need to be extremely careful due to the potential risk of combined infections with seasonal influenza and Covid-19 from the current fall until tge spring.

Moscow, Oct 16 (Prensa Latina) The National General Staff for the fight against Covid-19 reported today that the rate of herd immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in Russia right now is estimated at 45 percent.

Tokyo, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) With only 10 days in office, new Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, called today for early elections of the Lower House, thereby consolidating the power of his party (Liberal Democratic) (LDP).

Taliban call again for international recognitionKabul, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi accused today the international community of violating the rights of his people by not recognizing the Taliban government.

Peruvian President highlights strategic partnership with ChinaLima, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Peruvian President Pedro Castillo today highlighted the strategic partnership between his country and China after the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Indian website underscores high Covid-19 vaccination in CubaNew Delhi, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has immunized nearly 60 percent of its population against Covid-19 with its own vaccines, despite many difficulties imposed by the United States blockade, Peoples Dispatch's website stressed on Friday.

Vietnam expects to increase rice exportsHanoi, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) Vietnam, the world's third largest rice supplier, on Friday assured that it is in conditions to increase its exports to the end of 2021, helped by a good harvest and better prices in the international market.

Cuban film exhibition attracts large audience in ChinaBeijing, (Prensa Latina) The recent exhibition of Cuban films aroused interest in China and each screening was accompanied by a large influx of spectators who like the island's movies, diplomatic sources confirmed on Friday.

New Delhi, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) The Global Hunger Index (GHI), a tool that measures and tracks hunger globally as well as by region and by country, launched on Thursday ranked India at 101 position out of a total 116 countries.