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Cuba

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The survival of critically ill newborns and infant mortality are among the health services that currently maintain first-world indicators in this central Cuban province.


Sports

Jakarta, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Deputy Minister of Sports of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Won Kil-u, assured here today that Pyongyang and Seoul should form joint teams in more sports, if possible, and expand cooperation in that sector.


Science

Sidney, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Drought in Australia could limit agricultural production in the country, Australian Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe told a parliamentary committee today.


Opinion

By Waldo Mendiluza*

Havana (PL) From August 13 to November 15, the Cuban inhabitants will have the chance to express their opinions and issue criteria on the draft of a new Constitution, a text that, if approved in a referendum, would replace the current constitution in force since 1976.


Culture

Los Angeles, U.S., Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The funeral of American singer Aretha Franklin, known worldwide as the queen of soul, will be on August 31, in Detroit, confirmed her spokeswoman and representative, Gwendolyn Quinn.


Economy

Beijing, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) The growth of the Chinese non-financial direct investment abroad remains stable in the first seven months of this year, local press reports.