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Moscow, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, died today at the age of 86, as reported by the capital's television channel.

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Havana, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) Asthma is today a major health problem in Cuba, where one in two people suffers from this chronic disease, common in children and adolescents.

Rome, Oct 11 (Prensa Latina) The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) described as very serious the amount of debris found on the seabed, in the water column and beaches of Italy.

Lyon, France, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday called on the international community to eradicate HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, during the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, hosted by the country.

Caracas, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) Petroleum Minister Manuel Quevedo today rejected the statements of the Brazilian government regarding the responsibility of the state-owned company Petroleum of Venezuela (PDVSA) with the oil spill on its coasts.

San Jose, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) The Costa Rican Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Wednesday signed a cooperation agreement to promote gender equality in biodiversity.

Geneva, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) This year's World Mental Health Day, celebrated every October 10, is focused on suicide prevention, in which the World Health Organization is calling on people to participated in '40 seconds of action' to 'raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.'

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Havana,  (Prensa Latina) The excellent technical results and contributions of Cuban women surgeons, and the need to promote women's incorporation into the specialty, were highlighted this Wednesday by Luis Ruso, president of the Latin American Federation of Surgery (FELAC), speaking in the Cuban capital.

Copenhagen, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) Mayors from more than 80 major cities in the world today supported the New Green Agreement (Global Green New Deal), recognizing the global climate emergency during a summit in this capital.

Geneva, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) re-elected Dr. Carissa Etienne for a second term as her representative for America, a position that will continue from today.

United Nations, Oct 9 (Prensa Latina) Strategic and prestigious Cuban industries such as that of biopharmaceuticals are currently facing huge damages due to the US blockade, denounced Cuba's mission to the UN.