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Thailand's largest construction company, Italian-Thai (Italthai), has just finished cutting a road through the jungle. It took five years; once it's paved with asphalt, the road will have cost them $1m per kilometre. Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister of Thailand and sister to Thaksin, a former prime minister, is scheduled to inaugurate the road this month

Xiaomi announces $2.16 billion revenue in 1H 2013, beating the entire 2012

In a Chinese press release we just received, phone maker Xiaomi has just announced that it generated a revenue of CN¥13.27 billion or about $2.16 billion in the first half of 2013. This easily exceeds the company's CN¥12.6 billion or $2.05 billion revenue from the entirety of 2012, so things are …

Did Egyptians just take part in the biggest uprising in history? Some claim they did. But what would experts say? How big is the largest gathering - whether a festival, demonstration or celebration - that you've been to?