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.
The United States and its "partners" have launched a barrage of bombs and Tomahawk cruise missiles on Islamic State extremists in Syria, the Pentagon has said.
A homeless US army veteran who jumped a fence and ran into the White House with a knife had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car, a court has heard.
The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.
Two people were killed and "many" injured by multiple explosions in China's Xinjiang, the local government said on Monday.
Celebrities, political leaders and the masses rallied in New York and across the globe on Sunday demanding urgent action on climate change, with organisers saying 600,000 people hit the streets.
President Petro Poroshenko said on Sunday that Ukraine must be ready to defend itself should a peace deal with pro-Russian insurgents fail.
Coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama was poised on Thursday to become Fiji's first elected leader in eight years as provisional results gave him a commanding lead after historic elections.
Australia's largest ever counter-terrorism raids on Thursday detained 15 people and disrupted plans to "commit violent acts," including against random members of the public that reportedly involved a beheading on camera.
Rising sea levels could threaten infrastructure worth more than A$226 billion (US$205 billion) in Australia if climate change is left unchecked, a study warned on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama has issued a global call to action to fight West Africa's Ebola epidemic, warning the deadly outbreak was unprecedented and "spiraling out of control," threatening hundreds of thousands of people.
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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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.

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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 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.