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.
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.
Russia and United States have agreed to call urgent military talks to head off the risk of clashes between their forces, after Moscow's dramatic entrance into the Syrian war.
Congress and President Barack Obama steered the US government clear of a shutdown on Wednesday hours before a midnight deadline, approving temporary federal spending that does not defund a women's health care provider as Republicans hoped.
Hungary has warned that Europe's migrant crisis was threatening the continent's stability, at a UN meeting called to agree on a global response to the largest refugee exodus since World War II.
A fresh explosion rocked a southern Chinese town Thursday, one day after 17 parcel bombs killed at least seven and wounded scores in the same district, state media reported.
Afghan forces retook control of the strategic northern city of Kunduz on Thursday after a three-day Taliban occupation that dealt a major blow to the country's NATO-trained military.
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.