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UPDATE 1-Labour election win would be "catastrophe" for UK, says Boots CEO

LONDON, Feb 1 - Britain's left-leaning Labour Party's policies are unhelpful for business and a Labour win at the May election would be a "catastrophe", the head of an international pharmacy chain said on Sunday.

9:03pm IST

UPDATE 1-China eyes food safety, modern farms in 2015 rural policy

BEIJING, Feb 1 - China has listed food safety and modernising farms as among key priorities this year, its 2015 rural policy outline showed, as it tackles falling agricultural productivity that has raised concerns about its future food supply.

7:37pm IST

Labour election win would be "catastrophe" for UK, says Boots CEO

LONDON, Feb 1 - Britain's left-leaning Labour Party's policies are unhelpful for business and a Labour win at the May election would be a "catastrophe", the head of an international pharmacy chain said on Sunday.

6:10pm IST

Japan farming reforms a stiff test of Abe's resolve

* Some fear Abe could backtrack to avoid clash before local elections

6:30am IST

Close encounter? No, it is Pepsi lighting up the Super Bowl sky

LOS ANGELES, Jan 30 - Fans flocking to the Super Bowl in Arizona will see peculiar lights in the Friday night sky. No, it is not a UFO but part of Pepsi's invasion of host city Phoenix ahead of the big game.

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Sugar mills seek govt help to dispose of supply surplus

DUBAI - Struggling sugar mills in India should benefit from a fixed-pricing mechanism for fuel ethanol but still need government support to export surplus sugar, the Director General of the Indian Sugar Mills Association said on Sunday.