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Chinese smartphone brands take bite out of Apple

Global technology heavyweights are eager to make inroads into China, the world's biggest smartphone market. Yet local brands like Xiaomi, Lenovo, Coolpad, Huawei are putting up stiff resistance, selling phones for around half the price of their larger competitors. They've even beaten the iPhone into fourth place in rankings of Chinese smartphone sales... and now they're setting their sights on foreign customers too.

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2014-09-16 refugees

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2014-09-12 World War I

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2014-09-11 humanitarian action

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2014-09-10 sport

Invictus Games: Veterans continue fight on home front

In the UK, hundreds of injured servicemen and women have gathered from 13 countries for the first Invictus Games, the brainchild of Prince Harry. Based on a similar idea in the...

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