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Philippines to raise South China Sea despite Beijing's reluctance

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The Philippines will back a U.S. call to halt land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea, the country's foreign minister said on Tuesday, despite China's insistence that the issue should not be raised at an upcoming meeting.

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Respite for commodities as dollar wilts, China bounces

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied at $50 a barrel after a 5 percent drop and badly bruised commodity and Chinese markets were calmer generally on Tuesday, as investors attempted to shake off the recent turbulence.

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Trapero returns to Venice Film Festival with 'El Clan'

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine filmmaker Pablo Trapero returns to compete at the Venice Film Festival with "El Clan" (The Clan), a drama based on the real-life Puccio family who kidnapped and killed people around Buenos Aires in the 1980s.

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After Cecil outcry, major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino or buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion last month.

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