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---------- All 33 trapped miners rescued at Chile mine+

COPIAPO - All 33 miners trapped in an underground cavern for more than two months after a cave-in were rescued safely by Wednesday night through an escape shaft at a mine near Copiapo, northern Chile.

Their leader, shift foreman Luis Urzua, 54, was the last to be winched up in a special capsule as the rescue operation ended earlier than expected.

---------- Police bomb unit conducts drill before dawn at Shin-Osaka Station

OSAKA - A police bomb unit removed a handbag assumed to contain an explosive from a shinkansen bullet train at JR Shin-Osaka Station in an antiterrorism drill conducted before dawn Thursday ahead of the upcoming summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Japan in November.

During the 30-minute drill involving some 130 officers, a remote-controlled robot about 80 centimeters long boarded the train and grabbed the bag with its arm. It then moved it to the station platform where unit members put it into a strong container with tongs.

---------- Japan's wholesale prices down 0.1% in Sept. on year

TOKYO - Japan's wholesale prices fell 0.1 percent in September from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan said Thursday.

The reading, measured in the central bank's corporate goods price index, compares with the average market forecast that the prices would stay flat in a Kyodo News survey.

---------- Tokyo stocks open higher after Wall St. gains

TOKYO - Tokyo stocks opened higher Thursday, bolstered by overnight gains on Wall Street after strong earnings reports.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average rose 84.12 points, or 0.89 percent, from Wednesday to 9,487.63. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 7.06 points, or 0.86 percent, to 829.71. The Second Section edged lower.

---------- Dollar stays in upper 81 yen range in early Tokyo trading

TOKYO - The U.S. dollar changed hands in the upper 81 yen range early Thursday in Tokyo, almost unchanged from its levels overnight in New York.

At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 81.72-73 yen versus 81.75-85 yen in New York and 81.88-91 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

---------- N.Y. stocks advance on growing hopes for global economic recovery

NEW YORK - New York stocks advanced Wednesday, with the key Dow index briefly jumping more than 130 points, on growing expectations for a recovery of the global economy.

The 30-issue Dow Jones Industrial Average, which rose 10.06 points Tuesday, climbed 75.68 points to finish at 11,096.08, recovering to a closing level unseen since early May.

---------- Gold futures close at new high above $1,370

NEW YORK - Gold futures rallied Wednesday in New York to set a record closing high above $1,370 an ounce amid growing prospects of further dollar weakening.

Gold futures for December delivery jumped $23.80 from the previous day to close at $1,370.50 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The key contract briefly touched $1,375.70 during trading hours.
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Date:Oct 18, 2010
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