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Shanghai stocks ease, set for fifth losing week; Hong Kong down

China stocks fell on Friday morning, with the Shanghai benchmark poised for a fifth straight week of declines. Hong Kong shares also fell. ** At 04:23 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was down 28.08 points or 0.85 percent at 3,264.36. ** China's blue-chip CSI300 index was down 1.02 percent, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.81 percent, the consumer staples sector down 0.83 percent, the real estate index down 1.83 percent and healthcare sub-index down 0.

Giant rats increase their attack on tuberculosis in Tanzania

NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The use of giant rats to sniff out the potentially deadly disease tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania is set to nearly double by the end of the year due to successful detection rates, a charity who trains them said on Thursday.

U.S. trade chief hails WTO splinter groups as victory

The World Trade Organization failed to conclude any new agreements at its biennial meeting this week, but U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief is hailing as a victory the formation of factions by some WTO countries to push their own interests.