Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday accused of "scapegoating" an entire community and inciting "ill-feeling" after telling Muslim leaders to do more to combat extremism.
The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on his face and arm in Seoul today by a blade-wielding assailant opposed to ongoing US-Korean military drills.
The European Union and Cuba held a third round of "frank" talks on Wednesday aimed at normalising relations, as Havana and Washington work through their own historic rapprochement.
Syrian rebels launched a fierce attack on an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo, leaving at least 34 dead, days after the opposition rejected a UN ceasefire plan for the city.
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday there was no "diabolical plan" by Spain and Portugal to topple Greece's new hard-left government after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the countries of undermining debt talks with Brussels.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced President Barack Obama's drive for a nuclear accord with Iran yesterday, warning Washington is paving Tehran's path to a bomb.
Congress finally gave the Department of Homeland Security its due yesterday, funding the crucial US agency after months of political wrangling that threatened to plunge it into shutdown.
Malaysia is the most preferred global destination in the fast-growing Muslim travel market, despite two catastrophic air disasters that hit the country's flag-carrier in 2014, a survey showed on Wednesday.
Western leaders on Tuesday called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they sought to further pressure Russia over the conflict.
US President Barack Obama has requested US$8.8 billion to fund the fight against the Islamic State group in his 2016 budget unveiled on Monday.
Tests have confirmed an outbreak of avian flu in chickens at a farm in southern England but officials described it as a "low severity" strain of the disease.
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.


Confiscated bikes set for charity sale 1    Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.