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Will Asian investors trade their gold for bitcoin?

By Fri, Aug 01, 2014 8:17AM UTC Pic: AP.

Recent overlaps between gold markets and crypto-currencies are causing a few waves in the digital currency world and as Asian gold imports continue at pace, investors in the region will be keeping an eye on bitcoin market movements.

India: 10 people convicted for 2004 fire that killed 94 schoolchildren

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 5:40PM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in southern India has convicted 10 people for a fire in 2004 that raged through a thatched-roof schoolhouse and killed 94 children while most of the faculty escaped unscathed. Press Trust of India says those found guilty of charges such as culpable homicide and

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 A screenshot shows Cortana virtual assistant in action. Pic: AP.

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

Indian online retailer Flipkart raises $1 billion in new capital

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 4:22PM UTC Pic: AP.

MUMBAI, India (AP) — India’s largest online e-commerce company, Flipkart, says it has raised $1 billion in new capital as the company gears up for competition with Amazon’s push into the Indian market.

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