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Washington, Jan 20 (Prensa Latina) The first global atlas of bacteria living in the soil was created by American researchers after the study of 237 sites scattered around the world, the journal Science published today.

La Paz, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian Health Minister Ariana Campero inaugurated five laboratories with state-of-the-art technology and a cost of more than $600,000 USD to detect diseases such as cancer, viruses and microorganisms.

Santiago de Chile, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The winner of the Oscar as supporting actor in No Country for Old Men in 2007, Javier Bardem, will arrive in the coming hours to Chile to take a trip to Antarctica with Greenpeace.

Guatemala, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Guatemalan migrant remittances barely reach today to cover the basic needs of rural families, despite their sustained increase in recent years.

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.

Ankara, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli assured that the country''s armed forces are ready to launch a military operation against the town of Afrin, in north-western Syria.

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.

Nairobi, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) The Secretary of State of Great Britain for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, arrived in Kenya today to seek greater cooperation between both nations in terms of economic growth and investment.

Lima, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis arrived today around 10:15 local time in Puerto Maldonado, some 1,525 kilometers east of this capital, where he was received by indigenous leaders and local authorities.

Mogadishu, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) A US air strike killed four alleged members of the Somali armed group Al Shabab, in an area located 50 kilometers northwest of the port city of Kismayo.

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.