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  • DUBAI, Oct 7- Qatar Telecom:. *Now owns 92.1 percent of Kuwait's Wataniya after tender offer. *Says paid $1.8 billion to raise stake in Wataniya to 92.1 percent from 52.5.

  • TABLE-Bangladesh key economic indicators - Oct 7 Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 11:45 PM ET

    DAILY INDICATORS Thursday Previous Taka/US$ 81.40-81.55 81.48-81.54. Call money rate 08.00-08.50 04.00-10.75.

  • *KIA tenders entire 23.5 pct stake- source* Qtel had bid $2.2 bln for remaining 47.5 pct stake* Announcement of tender details expected Sunday By Dinesh Nair and Matt Smith. DUBAI, Oct 6- Qatar Telecom is set to control more than 90 percent of Kuwait's Wataniya.

  • Man behind anti-Islam film due in L.A. court next week Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 11:30 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 6- A California man behind an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests in the Muslim world is due to appear in a federal court in Los Angeles next week for a preliminary hearing on whether he violated the terms of his probation over a 2010 bank fraud conviction, court papers show.

  • SEOUL, Oct 7- South Korea believes the won will be in an "extraordinarily" balanced state for a considerable period and is determined not to intervene to weaken it to boost exports, top policymakers told Reuters.

  • Bombardier workers reject contract, vote to strike Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 9:05 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.-- Bombardier Learjet workers rejected a contract offer and voted to strike Saturday, moves that will have them walking the picket line starting early Monday, a machinists union spokesman said.

  • California gasoline prices hit record amid supply woes Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 7:37 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Oct 6- Gasoline prices in California hit record levels on Saturday, after an unprecedented surge in pump prices propelled by a perfect storm of factors that drove inventories in the region down to near-historic lows. On Saturday, a local NBC station showed one downtown Los Angeles gas station selling regular grade at $5.49 a gallon.

  • CAIRO, Oct 6- Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi said on Saturday he had fallen short of goals he promised to fulfill in his first 100 days in office, but aimed to assuage critics by highlighting his most prominent achievements.

  • BERLIN, Oct 6- Euro zone inflation does not present a threat and should ease below the two percent mark next year, ECB executive board member Joerg Asmussen told Germany's top-selling tabloid Bild, according to an advance copy of an article due to appear on Sunday. "I do not see any rising currency depreciation," Asmussen was quoted as saying. "

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Shell on Friday declared force majeure on its gas deliveries from Nigeria's liquefied natural gas plant after an attempt to steal crude oil from a pipeline led to a fire, it said. Shell, which has a 25.6 percent stake in Nigeria LNG, on Sunday shut its 28- inch Bomu-Bonny trunk line after oil thieves caused a fire, it said.

  • *Ohio and Minnesota latest to report cases. The latest two deaths were reported on Saturday in Michigan, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Other states with reported cases of people who fell ill after receiving the injections- primarily for back pain- are Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Indiana.

  • By Andrew Torchia and Yeganeh Torbati. DUBAI, Oct 6- Tehran's Grand Bazaar reopened under close police supervision on Saturday, traders said, days after it was shut by clashes between riot police and protesters blaming the government for the collapse of the Iranian currency.

  • *A350 jetliner will compete with Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. WASHINGTON/ PARIS, Oct 6- The U.S. government said on Saturday it had received European Union documents on funding for the Airbus A350 after requesting them from the World Trade Organization over a month ago in an ongoing transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies.

  • Captain killed, tourists hurt in blast on Greek boat Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 3:49 PM ET

    ATHENS, Oct 6- A small replica cannon blew up on a mock pirate ship off the southern Aegean island of Kos on Saturday, killing the boat's captain and injuring five passengers, Greek coastguard officials said. The cannon had been loaded with explosive powder, such as that found in fireworks.

  • Tanzania asks for mediation over Lake Malawi dispute Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 6- Tanzania called on Saturday for an international mediator to resolve a long-standing border dispute with Malawi, conceding the latest talks over territorial rights to Lake Malawi and its potential reserves of oil and gas have failed.

  • Ecuador to advise Tunisia on debt negotiations Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 3:04 PM ET

    QUITO, Ecuador-- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says his country will advise the North African nation of Tunisia on possible renegotiation of its debts. He says he will send a mission to explain what Ecuador did in 2009 when it renegotiated about $3 billion in debts after declaring many of them illegitimate.

  • WTO inspects Airbus A350 loan funding -source Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 3:00 PM ET

    PARIS, Oct 6- The World Trade Organization has asked the European Union to hand over documents on the funding of the Airbus A350 in a potential sharpening of a transatlantic dispute over aircraft subsidies, a U.S. source familiar with the case said.

  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 6- A widening outbreak of fungal meningitis has spread to Minnesota, which reported two cases to become the eighth U.S. state affected, officials said on Saturday.

  • Somalia president appoints a new prime minister Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    MOGADISHU, Somalia-- Somalia's president has appointed a new prime minister, a businessman who worked as a government economist in the 1980 s. Abdi Farah Shirdon was named prime minister on Saturday. Shirdon studied economics at Somalia National University in the 1970 s.

  • Ecuador to advise Tunsia on debt negotiations Saturday, 6 Oct 2012 | 2:23 PM ET

    QUITO, Ecuador-- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says his country will advise the North African nation of Tunisia on possible renegotiation of its debts. He says he will send a mission to explain what Ecuador did in 2009 when it renegotiated about $3 billion in debts after declaring many of them illegitimate.