Oscar Anderson,14, proved to more than 1,300 international representatives attending the One Young World Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, that disability doesn't stop him from living his life to the fullest.
Away from public view, US President Barack Obama signed a defence bill on Wednesday barbed with measures designed to undo his bid to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Germany has pledged to stand beside France in its fight against Islamic State jihadists, as French President Francois Hollande prepared to visit Moscow as part of his whirlwind diplomatic tour in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Britain announced a fresh round of deep cuts to public spending on Wednesday, but dropped a plan to reduce welfare payments for the poorest and spared the police from savings after the Paris attacks.
Hundreds of firefighters battled a devastating "Armageddon-like" blaze for a second day in Australia on Thursday that has left two dead and at least 13 in hospital, with grave fears the death toll will rise.
An explosion targeting a bus carrying presidential guards on Tuesday killed at least 12 officers in the heart of the capital of Tunisia, the target of jihadist violence since the 2011 revolution.
France and the United States have pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict.
Canada remains committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees but only 10,000 of them by year's end, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government said on Tuesday.
Latin American ministers failed in two rounds of meetings to find a solution for thousands of US-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, the foreign minister of that country 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.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.