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Indonesia Polls to Go to 2nd Round

Ex-general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono topped round one of Indonesia's first direct presidential election and faces incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri in a Sept. 20 runoff, election officials said Monday.

Chinese Jetliner Hijacked

A Chinese jetliner on a domestic flight made an emergency landing Monday after a man on board demanded to be taken to South Korea and threatened to have acid thrown on other passengers, but turned out to be unarmed, state media and an airport spokeswoman said.

Democrats Take the Mound in Boston

With 100 campaign days remaining, Senator John Kerry sought votes in the quintessential battleground state of Ohio while thousands of Democratic National Convention delegates converged on a citadel of liberalism to nominate him for the White House.

South Asia Flood Toll Nears 950

Floodwaters, disease and snakebites killed 58 more people across Bangladesh as two-third's of the country and much of the capital was underwater, officials said Monday, as the death toll from monsoon flooding across all of South Asia neared 950.

Security Raised in Skopje for Debate

Macedonia's parliament convened amid heavy security Monday to debate a contentious draft law that would give ethnic Albanians control of several municipalities in the tense Balkan state.

Latter-Day Buccaneers Continue to Spread Fear

Pirates slaughtered 30 seafarers worldwide in the first six months of this year -- the highest toll in more than a decade -- and governments need to boost patrols in hot spots at sea to curb the violence, a maritime group said Monday.

Google Says It's Worth $36Bln

Google Inc., which runs the world's most-used web search engine, said Monday it plans to sell 24.6 million shares in its initial public offering for between $108 and $135 a share, according to a regulatory filing.

Santander Buys Abbey for $16.4Bln

British bank Abbey National on Monday approved a takeover proposal from Spain's biggest bank, Santander Central Hispano.

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