The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks on Wednesday on the crisis in Burundi after an opposition leader was gunned down at the weekend.
Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels, five dead
Car bombs ripped through car parks at two high-profile Baghdad hotels on Thursday that had been targeted in deadly attacks five years before, killing at least five people, police said.
Greece's exit from the eurozone is a possibility but would not signify an end to the single currency, International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said in a newspaper interview on Thursday.
Blatter defiant as re-election vote looms
FIFA boss Sepp Blatter headed into a re-election vote today adamant that only he can clean up football's corruption-tainted headquarters, to the dismay of many as calls mounted for his resignation
Talks between Iran and world powers aimed at finalising a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme could go beyond a June 30 deadline, a senior Iranian negotiator said on Wednesday.
Voters will be asked "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?" in a referendum to be held by 2017, the British government announced today.
As Cuba and the United States work on thawing ties, a group of US lawmakers voiced optimism in Havana on Wednesday that the US economic embargo against Cuba could be lifted.
South Korea said today it had confirmed two more MERS virus infections, bringing the total number of cases to seven, as one suspected victim ignored warnings and flew to China on a business trip.
The power-sharing government of Northern Ireland failed to pass a key welfare bill on Tuesday, reaching an impasse that senior politicians have warned could endanger the fragile regional assembly.
A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama's efforts to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.   
Gunfire and explosions rang out today in a diplomatic district of Kabul as security forces battled heavily armed militants who tried to storm a hotel owned by a prominent political family, police said.    
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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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.