The Starbucks logo is seen outside its coffee store in front of Zhengyangmen Gate at Qianmen Commercial Street in central Beijing, April 19, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Lee

China food scandal eats into big brands

SHANGHAI - A toxic food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide and others, as well as products of McDonald's as far away as Japan.  Full Article 

Asian shares push higher, shrug off global tension 12:23am EDT

TOKYO - Asian stocks touched a three-year peak on Tuesday, despite lingering concerns about crises in Ukraine and Gaza, while the yen eased against the dollar and the euro.

A Malaysian expert (C) examines a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during its handover from pro-Russian separatists, in Donetsk July 22, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Remains, black boxes from crash handed over

DONETSK, Ukraine - The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.  Full Article 

A Palestinian boy carries belongings as he walks past a house that police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Gaza death toll tops 500

GAZA/JERUSALEM - The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip jumped to more than 500, as the United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire.  Full Article 

Cast member Kevin Spacey poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series 'House of Cards' at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2014file photo.  REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Netflix profit more than doubles, shares rise

LOS ANGELES - Netflix Inc's quarterly profit more than doubled, boosted by a $1 monthly increase in its most popular video streaming plan for new customers in the United States.  Full Article 

Black Hat USA 2013 attendees listen to a keynote address by General Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) and commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, during the hacker convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Security conference cancels talk on Tor

SAN FRANCISCO - A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference.  Full Article 

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee pose with lawmakers after the oath-taking ceremony at the presidential palace in New Delhi May 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Can India's new parliament change tack?

July 22 - A crushing opposition election victory has swept a host of first-time parliamentarians into India's government. But will the new blood result in real reforms? Shyamantha Asokan reports.  Video 

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Advisors die in Kabul suicide blast

Three foreign advisors and an Afghan national die in a suicide blast outside Kabul International Airport. Rough cut (no reporter narration)