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Asia / Oceanía

Islamabad, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Pakistani authorities managed today to rescue seven policemen kidnapped by a group of common criminals in Punjab province.

New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The police and security forces in the capital stepped up today security checks, especially on trains, following a telephone call alerting to a bomb in one of those vehicles.

New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) A metal statue of Sridevi from the Chola period and a terracotta female figure dating back to the Mauryan are among the 24 antiques recovered by India since 2014, today revealed the National Archaeological Survey.

New Delhi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) With 253 deaths, the northern state of Bihar is hit hardest by torrential monsoon rains that strike much of India, which has killed more than 500 people to date, today reported official sources.

Canberra, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) Australia provided the United States with information to carry out drone attacks on Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, according to documents leaked by the former CIA expert Edward Snowden, the program Background Briefing reported.

Rome, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) After ending his adventure with the Manchester United, the Dutch technical director Louis Van Gaal has decided to remain away from football fields, but recent stories suggest that he is about to train in Japan.

Hanoi, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The basket of fruit and vegetables that Vietnam will offer the world this year will bring revenues of 3.6 billion dollars, authorities confirmed.

Manila, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) The Catholic Church of the Philippines today demanded no more deaths, after a week of antidrug operations as a result of which dozens of people have been killed.

Ankara, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim left today for Singapore, the first stopover in a tour of South East Asia that will also take him to Vietnam.

Beijing, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) The Chinese government will add more services from the social sector to contribute to the country''s poverty alleviation campaign, local press reports.

New Delhi, Aug 19 (Prensa Latina) Swine fever has caused 929 deaths so far, and 18,225 affected cases during this time, reported official media today.