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Washington, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Unless countries urgently boost their flood defences, millions more people will be at risk from river flooding in the next 20 years as global warming increases the likelihood of severe rainfall, scientists said today.

Rome, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino was found guilty of embezzlement and falsehood in an expenses case Thursday and sentenced to two years in jail by an appeals court.

Caracas, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela rejected today the statements of Republican Senator Marco Rubio against the government''s dialogue with opposition sectors to achieve an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence.

Washington, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Republican congressmen are preparing today a bill in the House of Representatives to reduce the number of undocumented immigrants entering the United States, and allow the detention of minors who cross the border with their parents.

Manila, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) A purported plan by the Philippine government to remove a statue honoring ''comfort women'' along Roxas Boulevard in Manila supposedly at the request of the Japanese government earned more critics at the Kamuning Bakery''s Pandesal Forum on Thursday.

New Delhi, (Prensa Latina) The Indian government confirmed today a recent secret meeting between senior officials of this country and Pakistan in Thailand to address several conflictive issues.

Rome, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous populations and corruption will be the main challenges of Pope Francis during his visit to Chile and Peru from January 15 to 22, Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolín, reported here today.

Hanoi, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Facebook eliminated more than 670 of the almost 5,000 fake accounts or those that spread materials that were defamatory, obscene and that incited to violence against Vietnam, the Minister of Information and Communications (MIC), Truong Minh Tuan acknowledged today.

Montevideo, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) An explosion rocked part of the west of the capital today when a reactor in a factory dedicated to the production of lanolin and its derivatives exploded, local media reported.

Naipyido, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Myanmar Army admitted its responsibility for the murder of 10 Rohingyas in September, whose corpses were found in a mass grave in December.

Madrid, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) The Spanish tourism sector suffered losses of 319 million euros in 2017, partly due to the independence process in Catalonia that generated political instability in the country, according to data published today by a sector association.