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KFC owner says China scandal hurting sales

By Thu, Jul 31, 2014 2:16PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut restaurant chains says a scandal over food safety in China has hurt sales and might be severe enough to cut into the company’s global profit.

Thai junta approves $23bn plan for high-speed rail links to China

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 6:27PM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military government approved a massive budget to upgrade the country’s railways including high-speed rail that would eventually link with China. Transport Ministry permanent secretary Soithip Traisuth says the junta approved 741.46 billion baht ($23.3 billion) to build two high-speed train routes. Similar plans by the government

Nintendo reports heavy losses amid lagging Wii U sales

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:54PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. sank to a worse-than-expected loss for the fiscal first quarter on lagging Wii U video-game machine sales.

Nearly 150 feared trapped after landslide in India

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:44PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian official has said more than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains. Prabhakar Deshmukh, the local commissioner of Pune district in Maharashtra state, said Wednesday’s landslide in the village of Ambe buried about

Microsoft brings Cortana to China and India on Windows Phone

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:39PM UTC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the UK.

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