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Asia / Oceania

Jakarta, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian researchers confirmed Thursday that the pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 of the Lion Air company, crashed in October, desperately consulted the instruction manual while the plane was falling.

Ankara, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Turkey convened an extraordinary meeting of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to address the consequences of the terrorist attack in New Zealand, diplomatic sources announced Thursday.

Beijing, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) At least six people died Thursday and another 30 are in critical condition as a result of a chemical plant´s blast in an industrial park located in Jiangsu Province, eastern China.

New Delhi, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Some 600 million people are facing acute water shortage in India, where 24 of India''s 29 states must take drastic measures to face up this situation while 21 cities are likely to run out of groundwater.

New Delhi, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) India is celebrating on Thursday the Holi Festival, also known as festival of colors or love, an ancient Hindu tradition that means the victory of good over evil and the coming of spring.

Seoul, March 20 (Prensa Latina) South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said on Wednesday that international sanctions against the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) limit the progress of the ties between the two nations.

Manila, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine government has called on Wednesday to keep the seas free of plastics and other pollutants after the recent death of a whale off the coast of Compostela Valley province.

Beijing, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) President Xi Jinping''s tour of Italy, Monaco and France will boost relations between China and the European Union (EU), as it will result in new agreements that will expand mutually beneficial cooperation, official sources said on Wednesday.