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Airlines told to avoid path near Indonesia volcano

09/19/2013 12:03am
More than 15,000 residents have fled a volcano that rumbled to life less than a week ago in Indonesia and local airlines have been warned to avoid flying near the mountain as thick ash continues to spew from its crater, an official said Thursday.

Canadian couple missing in New Zealand accident

09/19/2013 12:36am
New Zealand authorities on Thursday were searching for a Canadian couple who were believed to have died when their rental van went over a cliff on a rugged road.

Afghans flock to colleges, even as Taliban loom

09/19/2013 1:13am
Ten years ago, Roeen Rahmani and some friends spent $300 on an overhead projector and a rented room to teach a business course to Afghans emerging from civil war and Taliban rule. Nobody showed up for the first class.

US developer leaves anger behind in Vietnam

09/19/2013 1:27am
As Vietnam's first property boom crashed around him, American developer Edward Chi kept promising investors their flashy apartments were on track. The businessman even told them he would sell his California properties to pay them back if construction stopped on projects that were heavily marketed by a well-known American real estate company.

HK paper: China politician Bo ready for jail

09/19/2013 1:35am
Days before a Chinese court is to issue a verdict in the corruption trial of fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai, a defiant letter attributed to him says he will wait quietly in jail to be vindicated, and that "everything will be clear one day."

Sri Lankan editor flees after death threats

09/19/2013 5:07am
A Sri Lankan newspaper editor has fled the country following death threats and an attack in her home in which her family was held at knifepoint, a media rights group said Thursday.

New Zealand to raise up to $1.8 billion from IPO

09/19/2013 10:20pm
New Zealand's government expects to raise up to $1.8 billion by selling nearly half of the country's largest power company.