A man wearing an Afghan military uniform shot dead two American soldiers in the country's south yesterday, the coalition said, the first insider attack on foreign troops since an embittered succession to the Taliban leadership.
French prosecutors have confirmed that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began.
European Union foreign ministers were set to meet on Friday to discuss the continent's escalating migrant crisis, after the father of a Syrian toddler found dead on a beach spoke of how his children "slipped through my hands" as their boat sank.
Frustrated negotiators enter the final day of a halting round of crunch UN talks to forge a workable draft for a climate rescue pact to be inked by the year's end.
Lawmakers in Bulgaria, under fire from the EU over its failure to tackle corruption, on Thursday rejected a bill that would have placed thousands of top officials under closer surveillance.
Angry French farmers blocked the streets of Paris with more than 1,500 tractors on Thursday to protest against plunging food prices and soaring costs they say are killing their livelihoods.
Germany, France and Italy called for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the European Union, Italy's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Thursday said ties with Indonesia were in "very good shape" after plunging this year when Jakarta executed two Australians, hailing her relationship with "text buddy" counterpart Retno Marsudi.
More than 13 million children are being denied an education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said on Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.
After presenting Brazil's first ever budget deficit, President Dilma Rousseff promised on Wednesday that her government will work hard to get back in the black.
A suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 28 people in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions ahead of the first White House summit between the US and regional power Saudi Arabia.
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in typhoon-hit Taiwan, killing 47

A TransAsia Airways turboprop plane crashed on its second attempt at landing during a thunderstorm on an island off Taiwan on Wednesday, killing 47 people and setting buildings on fire, officials said.

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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.