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BERLIN, Oct 13 - German Economy Minister SigmarGabriel said on Tuesday that he did not think the dieselemissions scandal at Volkswagen would permanentlydamage the German economy.

BERLIN, Oct 13 - Matthias Wissmann, the head ofGermany's VDA auto industry association, said on Tuesday thatthe diesel emissions scandal at Volkswagen shouldnot lead to diesel technology being discriminated against. (Reporting by Gernot Heller; Writing by Michelle Martin;Editing b Victoria Bryan)

GAMBURA, Bangladesh, Oct 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -S uruj Miah walks through his village carrying two large pots ofwater, one in his hand and the other on his shoulder. His8-year-old granddaughter, Rozina, lugs a small pot by his side.

BERLIN, Oct 13 - The emissions scandal at Germancarmaker Volkswagen will not hurt Germany'sreputation in the industrial world, the head of an industrylobby said on Tuesday.

BEIJING, Oct 13 - Hundreds of protesters rioted insouthern China after weekend demonstrations against a project tobuild a trash incinerator turned violent, with city governmentofficials saying they had to detain 11 people to restore order.



BEIJING, Oct 13 - China has completed theconstruction of the Zangmu hydropower facility in Tibet, thelargest so far to be built in the region, the company in chargeof building the project said on Tuesday.

YANGON, Oct 13 - Myanmar's election commissionheld a meeting on Tuesday morning with major political partiesto discuss a postponement of an election scheduled for Nov.8 dueto flooding, a government official and a politician present atthe meeting told Reuters.

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