Baltimore has lifted a curfew that was imposed across the US East Coast city following widespread riots, as thousands of National Guard troops began to pull out.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday said Australia and Europe were in talks on how to stop asylum-seeker boats after the success of his government's controversial polices on the issue.
Mountaineering companies have called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after a quake-triggered avalanche killed 18 on the world's highest peak.
One week on, Nepal rules out finding more quake survivors
 Nepal ruled out the possibility on Saturday of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from a massive earthquake that killed more than 6,700 people and devastated vast swathes of one of Asia's poorest countries.
Joy for rescued Nepalese but fears grow for rural areas
Rescuers pulled a teenage boy and a woman in her thirties alive from the rubble of Nepal's earthquake Thursday, as the Red Cross warned of "total devastation" in areas near the epicentre.
Yemen rebels attack Saudi border, dozens dead
Saudi Arabia said its forces killed dozens of Iran-backed rebels from Yemen who launched their first major attack on the kingdom since Saudi-led air strikes began last month.
France boosts defence budget in wake of Paris attacks
President Francois Hollande has announced that France would increase its defence budget by close to four billion euros over four years, in response to extremist threats after the Paris jihadist attacks.
Nepal quake survivors clash with riot police, UN seeks $415 mn
Desperate survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people clashed with riot police in Nepal's capital on Wednesday, as the United Nations appealed for US$415 million for the devastated Himalayan nation.
Athens takes new step to present creditors with reforms
Greece has been expected to present its international creditors with a series of reform measures, in a further step to improve relations between Athens and Brussels in negotiating a loan deal.

A total of 98 large-scale aftershocks were recorded till 12 noon on Tuesday, 72 hours after the massive earthquake with epicentre in Gorkha district shook the country on Saturday, says Nepal's National News Agency as reported by The Kathmandu Post.

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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Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

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Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

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An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

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Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

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The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.