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Manila, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) President Rodrigo Duterte today called on Filipinos to ''embrace this coming year''s uncertainty with a glimmer of hope'' despite several natural and man-made calamities that devastated the Philippines in 2017.

Beijing, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Chinese authorities have retrieved 730 million yuan (about 111.8 million US dollars) of misused poverty reduction funds in a targeted inspection of how the money was managed.

Havana, Dec 30 (Prensa Latina) The Forecast Center of the Cuban Meteorology Institute announced the arrival of the year that is approaching with winter temperatures, the Granma newspaper highlights.

29 de diciembre de 2017, 12:05Damascus, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Amid a terrorist attack against the Syrian army in the northern province of Idlib, the cameraman of the Syrian TV channel Sama TV, Karam Qbehou was killed today, military sources reported.

(Prensa Latina) Next to reaching six decades, the Cuban Revolution accumulates all sorts of aggressions of the U.S. government against it and despite such fierce hostility, today it can proudly show its permanence and thrust forward.

29 de diciembre de 2017, 12:03Berlin, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Plants can respond in case of competition for light with their neighbors'' alike, according to a study by the University of Tübingen, Germany, published today.

29 de diciembre de 2017, 11:50Paris, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today a novel experimental project to cultivate oxygen with microalgae in spacecraft and avoid the need to transport it from Earth.

29 de diciembre de 2017, 11:49Washington, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina)US President Donald Trump threatened today lawmakers to veto any initiative on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, without first obtaining funds for his controversial border wall with Mexico.

29 de diciembre de 2017, 11:34Bogota, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) At least 31 people were injured, half of them in serious condition, after the explosion of a grenade in a nightclub in the Colombian department of Antioquia, health sources reported today.

Algiers, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Algeria announced today the successful launch in collaboration with China of the satellite Alcomsat-1, whose capabilities will be used in communications with the possibility of covering television broadcasts and providing broadband capabilities, official sources announced.

Washington, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Living organisms can influence the rotation speed of a planet by releasing gases such as oxygen into the atmosphere, revealed today a study by Columbia University in New York.