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Asia / Oceania

Beijing, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) China defended today its links with Latin America and the Caribbean, stressed its base on friendship and mutual cooperation, after repeating its lack of interest in competing with the United States nor displace it as partner in that zone.

Kuala Lumpur, Mar 8 (Prensa Latina) The 15th edition of the Halal International Commercial Fair, the biggest event of its kind, will take place from April 4 to 7 in Malaysia, Bernama news agency reported.

Jakarta, mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Indonesia is currently working on new strategies to eliminate tuberculosis, a challenge it faces as the second country with the most affected people.

Pyongyang, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) North Korea today rejected accusations by the United States of a supposed cyber terrorist attack of great proportions that Pyongyang would be preparing.

Seoul, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The delegation of North Korea that will participate in the Paralympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018, arrived today at the Athletes'' Village in that South Korean alpine region, located at about 180 kilometers east of this capital.

Bangkok, mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Thai authorities reported today that at least three people died of rabies in recent months, while a state of alert was decreed in 13 provinces due to the high rate of infection of that disease.

Santiago, Chile, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will be signed soon in this capital, amid divided opinions.

Caracas, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) The World Day We Are All Venezuela ends today in this capital, after gathering more than 400 intellectuals, social leaders and popular movements in support of the Bolivarian Revolution and its President Nicolás Maduro.

Djibouti, Mar 7 (Prensa Latina) Doraleh Container Terminal management company in Djibouti signed an agreement with Asian shipping company Pacific International Lines (PIL) to increase the cargo transported in the enclave by one third, official sources reported today.

Washington, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The United States posture toward the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) ''will not change until we see credible, verifiable, and concrete steps toward denuclearization,'' said U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

New York, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General for Human Rights, Andrew Gilmour, condemned today the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya and asked the Myanmar authorities to stop this wave of violence.