Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Canal RSS de la Agencia Latinoamericana de Noticias Prensa Latina Another Nigerian State Reports Death Due to Lassa Fever Abuja, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The government of the state of Ondo (southwest) confirmed today one death and 24 cases in different Nigerian locations, in a new outbreak of Lassa fever in the area. Philippines Raises Alert Level Due to Volcano Eruption Risk Manila, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The Philippine authorities raised to four, one level under the top five scale, the alert over Mayon volcano, which has been active since early this month. Japan on Alert Due to Worst Snowfall in Four Years Tokyo, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The Japan Meteorological Agency warned today of heavy snowfalls in the next hours in this capital and other regions of the country, considered the most severe in the last four years. More Than 100 Jails Blocked in France by Guards Strike Paris, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) A total of 115 prisons are currently blocked in France as part of a prison vigilance strike aimed at demanding greater security measures, a movement started a week ago. Calixto 2018 Convention Begins in Cuba Havana, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The International Convention, Calixto 2018, began today in this capital with the participation of representatives of more than 15 countries to update the scientific results at a national and foreign level. Changes in Weight Affect Human Body Drastically London, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The human body undergoes drastic changes in the periods of weight gain and loss, even if they are mild, a study published in the journal Cell Systems reported. New Blood Test Can Detect Early Signs of 8 Kinds of Cancer Washington, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Scientists have developed a noninvasive blood test that can detect signs of eight types of cancer long before any symptoms of the disease arise. Social Media Companies Accelerate Removals of Online Hate Speech: EU Brussels, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google''s YouTube have accelerated removals of online hate speech in the face of a potential European Union crackdown. Nigeria Air Force Welcomes Two Female Pilots Abuja, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Nigerian Air Force (NA) has welcomed today two female pilots after one-year training in South Africa, in a promotion that included nine male officers. China City Tests Air Purifier Tower Beijing, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The city of Xian -in northwest China- continues today testing a 100 meters high tower that will purify the air during pollution days, a worrying phenomenon in the country. Cuba to Attend Global Game Jam Havana, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuban developers will participate for fourth time in the Global Game Jam, world''s largest, in which they will create a fun video game, the official press reported today. Nigerian Schools Closed Due To Threat Of Lassa Fever Abuja, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) The government of the Nigerian state of Ebonyi (southeast) closed all educational institutions today due to the outbreak of Lassa fever in the region. Japan in Maximum Alert After Detecting Virus in Dead Goshawk Tokyo, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina)Japan today raised the bird flu alert to the maximum level after detecting a highly pathogenic strain of this virus in a dead goshawk found in a park in southern Tokyo according to local authorities. Breastfeeding Reduces the Risk of Diabetes in Mothers Washington, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) When a mother breastfeeds her child for six months or more it reduces her risk of diabetes up to 47 percent, said a study by the American Medical Association (AMA) published on Wednesday. Latin American and European Pediatricians Hold Conference in Cuba Havana, Jan 18 (Prensa Latina) Latin American and European pediatricians will participate in the 28th Conference on that specialty that will begin on January 24, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Cuban Society of Pediatrics, the organizers announced today. New Artificial Retina That Can Be Used in Transplants London, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) An international group of scientists created the first artificial retina that can replace a damaged one, the specialized journal Nano Letters published on Wednesday. Myanmar Police Shoot Seven Protesters in Rakhine Naipyidó, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators and 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist Arakan kingdom turned violent. Megalithic Era Sarcophagus Discovered in India New Delhi, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Indian archaeologists discovered a rare two-thousand-year-old sarcophagus in a cave in the southeastern state of Kerala, The Hindu newspaper reported today. Canadian Scientists Value Method to Convert CO2 into Plastic Ottawa, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) Canadian scientists identified the conditions for the efficient transformation of carbon dioxide (CO2) to ethylene and then to plastic, the University of Toronto reported today. New Bat Species Are Found in Panama and Ecuador Panama, Jan 16 (Prensa Latina) The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) reported today on the discovery of two species of bats of the Molossidae family in Panama and Ecuador.