Croatia and Serbia traded ugly barbs Thursday and slammed tit-for-tat border restrictions on each other as Hungary started building yet another razor-wire barrier to keep refugees out, this time from neighbouring Slovenia.
ATLANTA – Talks on the ambitious Pacific free-trade treaty were extended again to Monday as they remained bogged down especially in differences over international dairy trade.
CHARLESTON, United States – Record rainfall left large areas of the US southeast under water on Sunday as roads were closed and residents were warned to stay indoors.
LISBON – Portugal's ruling centre-right coalition won a general election Sunday seen as a referendum on its austerity policies, but near-complete results indicated it has lost its absolute majority in parliament.
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala – At least 131 people were killed in mudslides that smashed into a village outside Guatemala City, officials said on Sunday, three days after the disaster struck the Central American nation.

BEIRUT – Islamic State extremists have blown up the famous Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's head of antiquities said on Monday, as the jihadists press their campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site.

The Pentagon has held talks with Moscow officials to try to avoid mishaps between the two military powers, though it wasn't clear how fruitful the effort was amid a second day of Russian bombing in Syria.
Trade officials from 12 Pacific rim countries have extended to Friday negotiations aimed at creating the world's largest free trade zone.
Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli couple travelling in a car with their four young children in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, the Israeli army said, vowing reprisals for the "barbaric attack" amid a spike in tensions.
Fifteen of the 28 EU member nations are seeking to keep genetically modified organisms out of all or part of their territory, as the deadline for opting out of new European legislation on GMO crops nears, the bloc's executive arm said on Thursday.
A gunman went on a shooting rampage at a college in the US state of Oregon yesterday, killing 10 people and wounding seven before he died in a shootout with police.
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.


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.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

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".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.