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Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The worsening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States affects academic exchange between the two nations, Maria Isabel Dominguez, a sociologist with the Center of Psychological and Social Research (CIPS), said in Havana on Tuesday.

Ramallah, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The Palestinian Government decided on Tuesday to provide hospitals in East Jerusalem with 12.5 million dollars to compensate them for the funds the US had cancelled.

Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The 16th Pan-American Nursing Research Colloquium opens in Havana on Tuesday with the assistance of delegates from 21 countries with the aim of socializing the work to improve the quality of care.

Ankara, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Recognized Cuban scientist and high executive of BioCubaFarma group, Agustin Lage Davila, ended his work visit to Turkey after attending the 14th Congress of Pharmacists, informed today diplomatic sources to Prensa Latina.

New Delhi, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Researchers from the Sikkim University and the Indian Institute of Technology of Guwahati found a new species of bacterium named Geobacillus yumthangensis, in that mountainous Indian state, which is famous for the Yumthang hot spring.

San Jose, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) The Institute on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (IAFA) will open four new centers to treat drug users in Costa Rica, where the consumption and sale of narcotics is one of the main current problems.

By Reina Magdariaga

Havana, Nov 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's University of Computer Sciences (UCI) is offering four new products to Cubans, as part of the computerization of society, UCI Commercial Manager Luis Rosel Rodriguez said.

Moscow, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) At least two people were killed and seven were injured on Monday after the collapse of a bridge under repair in the Russian region of Khanty-Mansiysk in Siberia, the Emergency Situations Ministry reported.

Seoul, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) Authorities from the two Koreas will hold talks on health cooperation this week, the South Korean Unification Ministry announced on Monday.

New Delhi, Nov 5 (Prensa Latina) India announced on Monday that its INS Arihant nuclear ballistic missile submarine completed the first deterrence patrol, an indicator that it completed its nuclear triad (launch from sea, land and air platforms).

Shanghai, China, Nov 5 (PL) The 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE), in Shanghai, is from this Monday a gigantic window where world leading manufacturers show their latest productions of advanced technology.