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TOKYO (AP) — Six decades after "Minamata disease" mercury poisoning was first discovered, victims and their advocates are demanding tests for food toxicity and illnesses be carried out to help identify patients.
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India's central bank left interest rates unchanged at 6.25 percent Wednesday, defying expectations of a cut following the government's shock move to withdraw high-denomination banknotes from circulation. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said the benchmark repo rate -- the level at which it lends to commercial banks -- would stay steady after it was cut to 6.25 percent in October. Lower interest rates boost consumer spending, which is likely to see a sharp downturn in the wake of the government's so called demonetisation scheme but it can also cause an uptick in inflation.