An Air Algerie flight crashed on Thursday en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, an Algerian aviation official said.
Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a long-delayed security deal to allow some US troops to stay in the country next year, signalling that newly-inaugurated President Ashraf Ghani intends to repair frayed ties with Washington.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Monday a nation-wide security review, three days after a fire at a key Chicago air traffic facility led to ongoing travel chaos.
South Korea's coastguard rescued all 109 passengers and crew from a ferry that ran aground on Tuesday, not far from the site of April's Sewol ferry tragedy that claimed more than 300 lives.
The US-led coalition against jihadists in Syria struck late on Sunday the entrance to the country's main gas plant, in an apparent warning to Islamic State (IS) militants to abandon the premises under their control, a monitor said.
The suddenness of the eruption of Japan's Mount Ontake volcano is an extremely rare phenomenon which makes it impossible to take precautionary measures, French volcanologist Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff has said.
President Goodluck Jonathan has appeared to jump the gun on medical advice at hometo tell an applauding UN General Assembly that Nigeria was free of the deadly Ebola virus.
The United States has bombed Islamic State-controlled oil refineries in Syria as President Barack Obama recruited more allies to fight the jihadist "network of death."
Mass shootings in the United States have increased in recent years and most have taken place in schools or businesses, a report released Wednesday found.
California firefighters have been battling a wildfire that is larger than Las Vegas, with the US state officially facing one of its worst years for the blazes in recent memory.
US Secretary of State John Kerry have met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to discuss the situation in Gaza, a state department official 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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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 2    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.