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  • Australia shares fall 0.4 pct, gold miners sink Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 7:25 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 10- Australian shares fell 0.4 percent on Wednesday, with some of the biggest declines recorded by gold miners after bullion prices headed lower offshore. eased 0.6 percent to 3,882.8 after U.S. stocks fell on increasing worries about third-quarter earnings and the International Monetary Fund warned on global growth.

  • Australia shares seen down, index back below 4,500 Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:35 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 10- Australian shares may ease from 14- month highs on Wednesday after U.S. stocks fell on concerns over third-quarter earnings, although energy companies may be boosted by a sharp rise in oil prices. *Energy companies such as Woodside Petroleum.

  • In Ohio, Mandel's Senate bid faces Dems' scrutiny Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:03 PM ET

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio-- Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, declines to take a stand on the 2009 bailout of the auto industry and reserves judgment on vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's plans for Medicare.

  • Probe into umpire cricket-fixing allegations Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

    LONDON-- The International Cricket Council has launched an "urgent investigation" following allegations by an Indian television station that several umpires were willing to fix matches for money.

  • WHO: 'Brain-eating amoeba' kills 10 in Pakistan Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:04 AM ET

    ISLAMABAD-- A waterborne parasite commonly known as "brain-eating amoeba" has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Musa Khan, in charge of WHO's Disease Early Warning System in Pakistan, said the deaths were reported in the city of Karachi from March to September.

  • First female rapper debuts in Afghanistan Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    Afghanistan's first female rapper Sosan Firooz pleads into her microphone. She sings about repression of women, her hopes for a peaceful Afghanistan and the misery she says she experienced as a small child living in neighboring Iran.

  • Bill Gates in Abu Dhabi: I'll never run for office Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates-- Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates on Tuesday ruled out running for office, choosing not to join the parade of rich businessmen who have tried their hand at politics.

  • Asia Naphtha/Gasoline-Naphtha intermonths recover Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:56 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9- The Asian naphtha price rebounded to a five-session high of $965 a tonne on Tuesday, with the intermonth premium recovering to reach $12.00 a tonne as demand from South Korea returned.

  • Pakistan introduces GSK pneumonia vaccine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 8:26 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 9- Pakistan has become the first country in South Asia to introduce a vaccine against the deadly pneumococcal disease in children, with GlaxoSmithKline's Synflorix selected for the programme.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Asia's fuel oil cash differentials recovered on Tuesday as low prices helped to stir up buying interest. Cash differential for 180- centistoke fuel oil narrowed more than a dollar to a discount of 40 cents a tonne above Singapore spot quotes, the highest in three sessions.

  • ISLAMABAD Oct 9- A brain-eating amoeba has killed at least 10 people in Pakistan's most populous city since May, a World Health Organization official said on Tuesday. The 10 confirmed cases have all occurred in the southern port city of Karachi, said Dr Musa Khan, head of the WHO's Disease Early Warning System in Pakistan.

  • Iron ore rally lifts Australia shares to 14-mth high Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 1:49 AM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday, with miners boosted by a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • *Tender closes on Oct. 19, valid until Oct. 26. SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking up to 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from November 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday. The tender closes on Oct. 19 and is valid until Oct. 26.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from November 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

  • Pakistan seeks 845,000 T oil of products for Dec-Feb Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 10:34 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Pakistan State Oil is seeking 845,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery from December 2012 to February 2013, about 50 percent more than it bought for September to December delivery, a tender document showed on Tuesday.

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares climbed 0.5 percent to a fresh 14- month high on Tuesday on a jump in iron ore prices that helped offset concerns about global economic growth. No. 3 iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group. rose 3.6 percent and Northern Iron.

  • Australia shares edge up 0.1 pct, miners firm Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 7:19 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Oct 9- Australian shares eked out a 0.1 percent gain early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices countered by concerns about the global growth outlook after the IMF cut its economic forecasts for the second time since April.

  • CANBERRA, Oct 9- Australian shares are likely to lack strong direction early on Tuesday, with support from higher iron ore prices and an improvement in China's services sector countered by losses in copper prices and concerns about the global growth outlook.

  • KARACHI, Oct 8- Pakistani stocks closed lower on Monday as investors booked profits after the announcement of the monetary policy. The Karachi Stock Exchange benchmark 100- share index ended 0.65 percent, or 102.38 points, lower at 15,652.01 on total volume of 118.93 million shares.

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 8- India's Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd sold a lower sulphur gasoil cargo and offered another, its first such cargoes in more than a year, as it moves away from exporting the polluting high sulphur grade, traders said on Monday.