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Japan's Softbank in talks to buy Sprint Nextel -NHK

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TOKYO, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Japanese mobile phone carrierSoftbank Corp is in talks to buy more than two-thirdsof U.S.-based telecoms company Sprint Nextel Corp ,Japanese public broadcaster NHK said on Thursday.

($1 = 78.3200 Japanese yen)

(Reporting by James Topham; Editing by Edmund Klamann)

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Keywords: SPRINT SOFTBANK/