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  • China's Looming Bad Loans Are Good News For Distressed Debt Investors
    Hey, investors: Would you like acquiring private equity level returns for senior secured loan risks?
    By Nina Xiang.  Forbes.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:54:00 GMT.
  • India MPs 'force-feed' Muslim worker
    There is uproar in India's parliament after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man who is fasting for Ramadan.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:34:32 GMT.
  • China detains five over meat scandal
    China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
    BBC News.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:02:11 GMT.
  • Russian Cement-Maker Faces Loss Of Assets In Uzbekistan
    Russia's cement-producing giant Eurocement is facing the loss of its facility in Uzbekistan in a nationalization drive by the Central Asian country.
    Radio Liberty.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:43:10 +0000.
  • School head arrested in India after girl, 6, raped
    Police in India have arrested the head of a school where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month and charged him with hindering the investigation and negligence.
    Miami Herald.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:18 EDT.
  • China Arrests Five in Expired Meat Scandal
    Chinese police have arrested five employees of a Shanghai-based food supplier accused of selling expired meat to several fast food chains in China, including McDonald's and KFC. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:15:13 -0400.
  • China's Xi Praises Close Ties with Cuba
    The head of China's Communist Party hailed the common socialist bond between his country and Cuba as he kicked off a state visit in Havana. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:50:54 -0400.
  • Africa: Brics Bank Can Free Africa From the West
    [The Star]The leaders of the Brics countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have signed a treaty in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza to launch a Brics development bank.
    All Africa.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:14:31 GMT.
  • Bits Blog: Hackers Find Way to Outwit Tough Security at Banking Sites
    A new cyberattack allows criminals to bypass the security mechanisms at banks in Austria, Japan, Switzerland and Sweden.
    By Nicole Perlroth.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:26 GMT.
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  • Sinosphere Blog: Twitter Acts Quickly on Suspect Pro-China Accounts
    Hours after an article about bogus Twitter accounts dedicated to spreading pro-China propaganda, Twitter appears to have hit the kill switch on a score of the suspect accounts.
    By Andrew Jacobs.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:26:16 GMT.
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