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UPDATE 2-Foreign seed firms rally behind Monsanto in Indian alliance

* Say will fight to protect intellectual property on seeds (Adds details, government quotes)

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Canada's Trudeau to raise canola dispute in China trip - official

OTTAWA, Aug 26 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will raise the issue of a dispute over C$2 billion ($1.55 billion) worth of Canadian canola exports to China when he meets with officials there next week, a senior Canadian official said on Friday.

9:29pm IST

Venezuela's steep prices, scarcities open the way for cardboard coffins

VALENCIA, Venezuela, Aug 26 When Venezuelan entrepreneurs Alejandro Blanchard and Elio Angulo decided to create cardboard coffins, they were looking for an ecological selling point to compete against classic wood and brass caskets.

9:28pm IST

UPDATE 1-Chile's Codelco in 'fragile' situation as it makes loss

SANTIAGO, Aug 26 World no. 1 copper miner Codelco produced more copper in the first half of 2016 than a year ago, but made a financial loss, and the chief executive said on Friday that the company position was "extremely fragile."

9:19pm IST

UPDATE 2-Smoke from Indonesian fires hits "unhealthy" level in Singapore

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, Aug 26 Air pollution in Singapore rose to the "unhealthy" level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.

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Tata Motors Q1 net profit halves on forex loss post-Brexit vote

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI Foreign exchange losses after Britain's decision to leave the European Union and higher expenses offset strong sales growth at India's Tata Motors, more than halving its net profit in the April-June quarter.