Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party has suspended a parliamentary candidate two days from a general election for apparently threatening to shoot a rival.
Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Wednesday called for an end to Australia and New Zealand's "undue influence" on the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), saying they had failed the region on climate change.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton has called for a path to citizenship for some of the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, drawing a sharp contrast with her Republican foes.
Nearly all Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years' time, said a study on Wednesday that warned of a European "obesity crisis of enormous proportions".
The United States has authorised commercial ferry services to Cuba for the first time in more than a half-century, another major step in improving relations between the two countries.
An Australian state government said on Tuesday it would hold an inquiry into the exploitation of migrant workers after a television investigation revealed foreigners toiling in "slave labour" conditions.
Britain's political leaders prepared for a final frenetic 48 hours of campaigning from Tuesday ahead of Britain's knife-edge general election on Thursday.
Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children.
A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday with hazardous tsunami waves possible along the local coast, seismologists said.
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.
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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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

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.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

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.