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Myanmar's Suu Kyi picks former U.N. head Annan to lead Rakhine State body

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi picked former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims has cast a pall over democratic reforms.

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BRIEF-Intica Systems H1 net profit stable at 0.4 million euros

* H1 sales grew by 1.4 percent to 22.9 million euros ($25.86 million) (H1 2015: 22.6 million euros)

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug. 24

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 18-20 points lower on Wednesday, or 0.3 percent lower, according to financial bookmakers. * The UK blue chip index closed up 0.6 percent at 6,868.51 points on Tuesday, helped by a rise in housebuilders after strong results from Persimmon suggested that the sector was coping with the uncertainty from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. * SABMILLER: Aberdeen Asset Management said on Tuesday it was pleased a court ha

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SE Asia Stocks-Tepid as Yellen speech awaited; Philippines falls nearly 1 pct

By Krishna V Kurup Aug 24 (Reuters) - Philippine stocks fell nearly 1 percent to a 3-week low on Wednesday, led by JG Summit Holdings Inc and Universal Robina Corp, while most other Southeast Asian markets were tepid in line with broader Asian shares. Global sentiment was hit by falling oil prices on an unexpected buildup in U.S. crude stocks and fears over China demand, while investors focused on a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen whether she would adopt a more hawkish tone in her spee

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Banks to contribute 450 mln zlotys to Polish PZU profit -strategy

WARSAW, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Eastern Europe's biggest insurer PZU plans to increase its banking arm's contribution to its net profit to 450 million zlotys ($117.98 million) in 2020, the company said on Wednesday in its new strategy.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks slip on profit-taking; oil falls

HONG KONG, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged lower on Wednesday as strong U.S housing data overnight increased the chances of an interest rate increase in coming months, prompting some investors...

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BRIEF-Kapsch TrafficCom Q1 profit up 8 pct at 12.4 mln euros

* Q1 profit grew by 0.9 million euros (+8 pct) to 12.4 million euros ($14.00 million)

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Insurer ASR's first-half operating result beats expectations

AMSTERDAM, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Newly-listed Dutch insurer ASR on Wednesday posted an operating result of 292 million euros ($330 million) for the first half of 2016, up 4.3 from a year earlier and ahead of analyst expectations.

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BRIEF-Nordic Nanovector Q2 operating loss widens NOK 48.1 million

* Q2 total operating revenue 0.1 million Norwegian crowns ($12,170) versus 0.1 million crowns year ago

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BRIEF-Hospitality Property Fund says FY rental income up 9,3 pct to r474,6 mln

* FY profit before distribution up 16,8 pct to r272,0 million

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BRIEF-Peach Property Group H1 profit after tax up 6 pct at CHF 3.6 million

* H1 profit after tax up 6 percent to 3.6 million Swiss francs ($3.74 million); profit before tax of 7.7 million francs (plus 65 percent)

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Orioles' Tillman to be sidelined with ailing shoulder

(Reuters) - Baltimore Orioles ace Chris Tillman is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, the team said on Tuesday.

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Poland's PZU reports 56 pct drop in Q2 net profit

WARSAW, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Poland's PZU, the biggest insurer in central and eastern Europe, posted a larger-than-expected 56-percent decline in its second-quarter net profit on the back of falling investment income.

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BRIEF-Warteck Invest H1 profit at CHF 7.0 million, up 10 pct

* H1 group profit up to 7.0 million Swiss francs ($7.26 million) (+ 10.1 pct)

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China's top economic planner to audit $270 billion of special project funds

BEIJING, Aug 24 (Reuters) - China's top economic planner is set to audit 1.8 trillion yuan ($270 billion) in special construction funds that were part of a massive programme introduced last year to help stabilise the economy, 21th century business herald said.

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BRIEF-Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing plans 150 mln yuan loan from co's actual controller

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing Co Ltd :

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UPDATE 1-Poland says Pekao deal must be done on market terms - deputy PM

WARSAW, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Poland is not conducting any negotiations with Italy's biggest bank UniCredit regarding acquisition of its Polish unit, and any potential deal must be done on market terms, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.

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Australian grocer Metcash to buy Woolworths' home improvement business

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian grocer Metcash is buying the home improvement and hardware unit of larger rival Woolworths for A$165 million ($125.5 million) in cash, potentially creating a much...

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UPDATE 2-Australian grocer Metcash to buy Woolworths' home improvement business

* Metcash, Woolworths shares on trading halt on Wednesday (Updates with announcement of deal, company comments)

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Turkish military, U.S.-led coalition launch major operation in northern Syria: officials

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish special forces units and jets supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria to wipe out Islamic State militants along the Turkey-Syria border, Turkish officials said.

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China blue-chip stock index edge down on financials, Hong Kong also down

* HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 1 pct, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 5.7 pct

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PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Aug 24

Aug 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Jiangxi Copper targets investors with $300 mln global mining fund

BEIJING, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Jiangxi Copper Co Ltd said on Wednesday it has set up a Cayman Islands-based fund that will buy mining projects as the Chinese state-owned copper producer sets its eyes on potential bargains as the commodities cycle bottoms.

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Samsung, Tencent surge in race to become Asia's most valuable firm

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd are racing to be crowned Asia's most valuable company as expectations for robust earnings growth push their share prices to record highs.

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Poland says Pekao deal must be done on market terms - deputy PM

WARSAW, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Poland is not conducting any negotiations with Italy's biggest bank UniCredit regarding potential buy of its Polish unit, and any potential deal must be done on market terms, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Tuesday.

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Japan, China, South Korea agree to urge North Korea to stop provocation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, China and South Korea agreed to urge North Korea to refrain from provocation and follow U.N. Security Council resolutions, after the country's latest missile launch towards Japan early on Wednesday.

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Earthquake witness: It felt like the bed was on rollers

American Michael Gilroy describes experiencing an earthquake in central Italy.

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At least six people believed killed by Italian earthquake -RAI

ROME, Aug 24 (Reuters) - At least six people are believed to have died following a strong earthquake in central Italy, officials told state broadcaster RAI on Wednesday.

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JGBs edge down as Tokyo stocks gain, super longs steady

TOKYO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond prices were mostly lower on Wednesday as a rise in Tokyo stocks pressured safe-haven debt.

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Investors urge G20 nations to ratify Paris climate deal this year

OSLO (Reuters) - Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 on Wednesday to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step up efforts to shift from fossil fuels.

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BRIEF-Shenzhen Fastprint Circuit Tech proposes 2016 H1 dividend payment

* Says the finance director proposed to use additional paid-in capital to distribute 20 new shares for every 10 shares, as the dividend payment plan for 2016 H1

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Vietnam's Jan-Aug actual FDI rises 9 pct y/y to $9.8 bln - govt

HANOI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Actual foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into Vietnam reached an estimated $9.8 billion in the first eight months of this year, up 8.9 percent from a year ago, the Planning and Investment Ministry said.

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BRIEF-Edifier Technology to dissolve Dongguan digital tech firm

* Says it plans to dissolve Dongguan-based digital technology firm

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BRIEF-Shenzhen Salubris Pharmaceuticals to dissolve Shanghai branch

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Shenzhen Salubris Pharmaceuticals Co Ltd :

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Fitch Rates Xinyuan's Proposed USD Notes 'B(EXP)'

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, August 23 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has assigned Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.'s (Xinyuan: B/Stable) proposed US dollar senior notes a 'B(EXP)' expected rating and Recovery Rating of 'RR4'. The notes are rated at the same level as Xinyuan's senior unsecured rating because they constitute direct and senior unsecured obligations of the company. The final rating is subject to the receipt of final documentation conforming to inf

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Strong quake hits central Italy, brings down buildings

ROME (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, causing buildings to collapse "with reports of victims" and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets of numerous towns and cities.

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Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain

SEOUL (Reuters) - Better-than-expected demand for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 is causing supply constraints globally, the South Korean tech giant said on Wednesday, suggesting strong initial sales for the new premium smartphone.

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BRIEF-Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology buys 11.1 mln share of Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd

Aug 24 (Reuters) - Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information Technology Co Ltd :

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UPDATE 2-Strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 tests supply chain

* Samsung says Galaxy Note 7 preorder "far exceeded" expectations

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UPDATE 1-As China e-commerce booms, private equity sees room for growth in storage space

* Investors in China warehouses include Warburg Pincus, Carlyle

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Australia sees upturn in public investment, home building booms

SYDNEY, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Australia is finally enjoying a long-awaited recovery in government investment as spending on public works expanded at a double-digit pace last quarter to hit the highest in more than two years.

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RPT-Taiwan stocks almost flat, Mega Financial leads financials down

TAIPEI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks were almost flat on Wednesday morning as losses in financial shares, led by Mega Financial, eroded early gains.

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Taiwan stocks almost flat, Mega Financial leads financials down

TAIPEI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Taiwan stocks were almost flat on Wednesday morning as losses in financial shares, led by Mega Financial, eroded early gains.

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BRIEF-Shanghai RAAS Blood Products proposes 2016 H1 dividend payment

* Says controlling shareholder proposed to use additional paid-in capital to distribute 8 new shares for every 10 shares, as the dividend payment plan for 2016 H1

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Turkish military, U.S.-led coalition launch operation in northern Syria: government press office

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish special forces units supported by warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition launched an operation in northern Syria to wipe out Islamic State militants along the Turkey-Syria border, a Turkish government press office said on Wednesday.

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Italian town of Amatrice badly hit by quake, people under rubble - mayor

ROME, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The central Italian town of Amatrice was badly damaged by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck early on Wednesday, with people trapped under the rubble, the town's mayor said.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso slips on S&P outlook cut, Latam currencies down

SAO PAULO, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso deepened losses on Tuesday after Standard & Poor's cut the country's sovereign credit outlook to negative, while other Latin American currencies weakened following strong U.S. housing data ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech Friday.

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Colombia, FARC will announce peace deal on Wednesday: government sources

BOGOTA/HAVANA (Reuters) - Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels will announce on Wednesday that they have reached a final peace agreement, three officials connected with the government negotiating team said.

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UPDATE 2-France's DCNS, builder of Australia's new submarines, suffers huge data leak

SYDNEY, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won a A$50 billion ($38.06 billion) contract to build Australia's next generation of submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world's biggest defence projects.

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BuzzFeed splits itself into news, entertainment departments

(Reuters) - Online media outlet BuzzFeed will split itself into two new departments that will focus on news and entertainment, CEO Jonah Peretti wrote in a memo sent to employees.

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China's yuan back to fifth most-used world payment currency - SWIFT

HONG KONG, Aug 24 (Reuters) - China's yuan bounced back to be the fifth most-active currency for global payments in July, thanks to a big fall in payments in other currencies, global transaction service provider SWIFT said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Japanese UN peacekeepers to train for rescue missions

TOKYO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Japan will begin training soldiers to conduct rescue and military escort missions during UN peacekeeping operations, the government said, potentially embroiling its troops in overseas military actions for the first time since World War Two.

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China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has showed off its first images of a rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020, which is designed to explore the planet surface for three months, state media said, the latest aim of China's ambitious space program.

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Large Earthquake Strikes Central Italy

The earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2, struck outside Norcia, Italy, and the United States Geological Survey said casualties and extensive damage were likely.

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BRIEF-Walvax Biotechnology unit gets nod for clinic trial

* Says its unit gets China Food and Drug Administration's approval for clinic trial of fusion protein vaccine for recombinant HPV

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Australia shares flat amid mixed financial results

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON, Aug 24(Reuters) - Australian shares struggled to advance on Wednesday as mixed earnings reports offset a boost from firmer mining and bank stocks.

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France's DCNS, builder of Australia's new submarines, suffers huge data leak

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won a A$50 billion ($38.06 billion) contract to build Australia’s next generation of submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world’s biggest defense projects.

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British woman stabbed to death at Australian hostel in possible 'extremist' attack

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers' hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an "extremist" attack.

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Nikkei rises as yen pauses; BOJ's ETF buying supports mood

* BOJ's ETF buying supports market but limits gains - analyst

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BRIEF-Fukuda Denshi buys back 296,900 shares for 1.8 bln yen on Aug. 24

* Says it repurchases 296,900 shares for totally 1.8 billion yen on Aug. 24

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Marathoner’s Symbol of Protest

Feyisa Lilesa, a runner from Ethiopia, caught the world’s attention Sunday when, at the finish line of the Olympic marathon, he raised his arms in solidarity with the Oromo people in his country.

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6.2-magnitude quake hits central Italy

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast of Norcia, Italy, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Magnitude 6.2 quake hits central Italy: USGS

(Reuters) - A strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the town of Norcia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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UPDATE 1-Magnitude 6.2 quake hits central Italy -USGS

Aug 24 (Reuters) - A strong 6.2 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the town of Norcia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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BRIEF-Beijing Leadman Biochemistry plans clinical laboratory unit with Songyuan government

* Says it plans to set up a new unit in Songyuan, which is engaged in clinical laboratory, under the support from Songyuan People's government

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UPDATE 2-Glencore speeds up debt reduction with Australian copper mine deal

* Evolution to get 49 pct stake in mine expansion (Adds comments from Evolution CEO)

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BRIEF-Hainan Honz Pharmaceutical says Wu Jihong resigns as CFO

* Says Wu Jihong resigned as CFO with effective date of Aug. 23

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China will not open treasury futures market to banks soon - regulator

SHANGHAI, Aug 24 (Reuters) - China will not open its treasury futures market to commercial banks in the near future due to concerns about a possible jump in volatility as the number of bond defaults grows, the banking regulator said.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks cement gains after recent rally, oil slips

HONG KONG, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Asian stocks consolidated recent gains on Wednesday, helped by Wall Street's rise overnight, even as oil prices slid after a surprise build in U.S. crude stocks.

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North Korea Test-Fires Missile From Submarine

The test represents a significant advance in the North’s ability to strike American and allied forces.

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Barclays markets U.S. dollar Additional Tier 1 at low 8% yield

HONG KONG, Aug 24 (IFR) - Barclays Plc is marketing a US dollar perpetual non-call 5.5-year Additional Tier 1 offering at initial price thoughts in the low 8% yield area.

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BRIEF-Buzzfeed is dividing its entertainment and news divisions

* Establishing new department called Buzzfeed Entertainment Group which will provide an umbrella for all entertainment content

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Japan to train peacekeepers to conduct military escort missions

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will begin training soldiers to conduct rescue and military escort missions during UN peacekeeping operations, potentially embroiling its troops in overseas military actions for the first time since World War Two.

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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Italy near Perugia -USGS

Aug 24 (Reuters) - A strong 6.4 magnitude quake struck central Italy early on Wednesday near the city of Perugia, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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BRIEF-Mori Hills Reit Investment to issue REIT bonds worth 2 bln yen

* Says it will issue its 17th series unsecured REIT bonds, worth 2 billion yen

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BRIEF-Buzzfeed dividing its news and entertainment divisions- Vanity Fair, citing staff memo

* Buzzfeed dividing its news and entertainment divisions- Vanity Fair, citing staff memo

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BRIEF-Anhui Fengyuan Pharmaceutical receives GMP certificate

* Says it received goods manufacture practice (GMP) certificate from Anhui Food and Drug Administration

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BRIEF-Madalena Energy announces Q2 results and review of strategic alternatives

* Announces Q2 2016 results and a review of strategic alternatives

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Oil prices fall on U.S. crude stocks build; fears over China demand

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell early on Wednesday as an unexpected build in U.S. crude stocks weighed on markets, along with concerns that Chinese crude demand could falter as Beijing clamps down on alleged tax evasion in the oil industry.

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Trump suggests potential softening in hardline position on immigration

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump held out the possibility on Tuesday of a softening of his hardline position on illegal immigration, a move that could help move him to the political center but hurt him with his most ardent supporters.

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BRIEF-Kayac establishes new unit on Aug. 24

* Says it established a wholly owned subsidiary in Japan on Aug. 24

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El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala launch force to confront gangs

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will launch a new force aimed at combating criminal gangs and drug traffickers next month, presidents of the three Central American nations agreed on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Alberta Oilsands responds to Smoothwater Capital

* Responds to Smoothwater Capital Corporation and announces postponement of annual general meeting

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Nina Ponomareva, First Soviet Olympian to Take Gold, Dies at 87

Ms. Ponomareva led a strong women’s discus contingent when the Soviet Union made its first appearance in the Olympic Games, in the 1952 Helsinki Games.

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UPDATE 2-New York Times says suspected Russian hackers targeted Moscow bureau

WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The New York Times said on Tuesday its Moscow bureau was targeted by a cyber attack this month but that there was no evidence the hackers, believed to be Russian, were successful.

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Asian stocks consolidate after Wall Street gains, oil slips

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks consolidated a recent run of gains on Wednesday, helped by Wall Street's rise overnight, even as oil prices slid on trade data showing a surprise build-up in U.S. crude stocks.

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FOREX-Dollar edges up, as investors wait on Fed, Jackson Hole

TOKYO, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The dollar edged up on Wednesday, moving off lows touched against the yen overnight, as markets looked to a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for...

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'Law & Order' actor dies

Steven Hill, best known for playing District Attorney Adam Schiff on NBC's "Law & Order," has died, his son Rabbi Yehoshua Leib Hill confirmed to CNN. He was 94.

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Florida Investigates New Zika Cases on Gulf Coast and in Miami

Officials announced a new case in Pinellas County, on the Gulf Coast, and confirmed four new cases near Miami, where the majority of local cases have been found.

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Murray Goulburn lifts annual profits 61 pct

SYDNEY, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Murray Goulburn, Australia's largest dairy processor, said on Wednesday its annual net profit jumped more than 60 percent, but warned it will face significant headwinds next season from an oversupplied milk market.

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BRIEF-Zhejiang Dahua Technology receives invention patent for video processing method and device

* Says it received invention patent for video processing method and device

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Stars pay big to hobnob with Clinton

Hillary Clinton is picking up cash - and snapping playful photos with former N'Sync members -- during a fundraising blitz in California this week.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks consolidate after Wall Street gains, oil slips

HONG KONG, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Asian stocks consolidated a recent run of gains on Wednesday, helped by Wall Street's rise overnight, even as oil prices slid on trade data showing a surprise build-up in U.S. crude stocks.

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Moody's sees negative outlook on Mexican banks for first time in 6 years

MEXICO CITY, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Ratings agency Moody's on Tuesday lowered its outlook for Mexico's banking sector to negative for the first time in six years, citing slower economic growth and exposure to cash-strapped state oil company Pemex.

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Bauer Hockey gear maker taps debt restructuring advisor -sources

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Performance Sports Group Ltd, the maker of Bauer Hockey gear and Easton Sports baseball bats, has turned to an investment bank for advice on how to cope with its debt pile, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Kurds Close to Control of Northeast Syria Province, Portending a Shift in the War

A cease-fire with the Syrian government puts Kurdish militias much closer to control of Hasaka Province, which would be the third lost by President Bashar al-Assad.

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Bomb blasts kill one, wound 30 in southern Thailand: police

BANGKOK (Reuters) - One Thai person was killed and 30 wounded when two bombs exploded late on Tuesday near a hotel in the southern Thai coastal town of Pattani, police said, less than two weeks after a series of unexplained blasts hit the south.

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PRESS DIGEST- British Business - Aug 24

Aug 24 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Double joy as mother of only giant panda twins in U.S. pregnant again

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The mother of the only giant panda twins in the United States may soon deliver a second set of twins, Zoo Atlanta said on Tuesday, capping off an eventful month for lovers of the fluffy black and white bears across the globe.