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VW closes in on Toyota as global auto leader

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TOKYO - Volkswagen is closing in on Toyota Motor Corp as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China - the world's biggest auto market - while Toyota curbs growth to focus on shoring up quality.

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Four California teens charged in murder of China graduate student 3:44am BST

LOS ANGELES - Four teenagers were charged with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a graduate student from China not far from the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, prosecutors said. | Video

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VW set to overtake Toyota as global auto leader 29 Jul 2014

TOKYO - Volkswagen is poised to overtake Toyota Motor Corp as the global leader in vehicle sales, with a rapid expansion drive in China - the world's biggest auto market - while Toyota curbs growth to focus on shoring up quality.

Four California teens charged in murder of China graduate student 29 Jul 2014

LOS ANGELES - Four teenagers were charged with capital murder on Tuesday in the beating death of a graduate student from China not far from the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, prosecutors said.

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China says investigating powerful former security chief for graft 29 Jul 2014

BEIJING - China's Communist Party said on Tuesday it had launched a corruption investigation into former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, one of the country's most influential politicians of the last decade, in a case that has its origins in a party power struggle.

Philippines to propose no action to raise tension in sea disputes 29 Jul 2014

MANILA - The Philippines will propose a freeze on all activity that raises tension in disputed waters in the South China Sea as part of a three-part plan at a regional security meeting next month, Manila's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

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China's war games don't faze Japan but disrupt civilian air traffic 29 Jul 2014

BEIJING - China is holding some of its most extensive military exercises this week off its eastern seaboard, and although rival Japan is unperturbed, they are causing massive disruptions in civilian air traffic in Shanghai and other cities.

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McDonald's Japan withdraws profit guidance after China food scare 29 Jul 2014

TOKYO - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) withdrew its earnings guidance for the year on Tuesday and said it was working on a contingency plan after a major meat supplier in China was shut down by regulators for food safety breaches.

Exclusive - Goldman unit eyes foray into China amid metals financing scandal 29 Jul 2014

NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's metals warehousing unit is exploring its first foray into China, and privately held C Steinweg has expanded capacity there, sources said, as a financing scandal in a major Chinese port fuels a scramble for market share.

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Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese anti-trust probe 29 Jul 2014

BEIJING - Microsoft Corp appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices on Monday.

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