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INSIGHT-U.S. jockeys with China over GMO crop issues

Oct 31 - With U.S. approval for Dow AgroSciences' package of chemicals and new genetically engineered crops now in hand, the Dow Chemical Co unit faces a major obstacle to a $1 billion market opportunity: Chinese import barriers.

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UPDATE 4-Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

* General vows "process of return to constitutional order" (Adds details)

31 Oct 2014

Election-year water crisis taking a toll on Brazil's economy

SAO PAULO, Oct 31 - After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil's most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: it is running out of water.

31 Oct 2014

UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Harmony halts Kusasalethu mine to remove illegal miners

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 31 - South Africa's Harmony Gold has halted output at its Kusasalethu mine for two weeks to try to remove illegal miners who have been trespassing into the operation and are believed to be starting fires, the company said on Friday.

31 Oct 2014

Flooding in Colombia coal mine killed 12, officials say

BOGOTA, Oct 31 - Twelve miners were killed in a flooded underground coal mine in northeastern Colombia, the world's fourth-largest exporter of the mineral, local officials and rescue workers said on Friday.

31 Oct 2014
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India's fiscal deficit in H1 almost 83 pct of full-year target

NEW DELHI - India's fiscal deficit reached nearly 83 percent of its full-year target in the first half of the year, giving the government a tough job meeting its budget target even with help from a fall in global crude prices that will reduce the oil subsidy bill.