One of the two pilots on a doomed Germanwings flight was locked out of the cockpit before the plane crashed in the French Alps, killing 150 people, a source close to the investigation said. Cockpit recordings recovered from the crash site indicated one of the seats was pushed back and the door opened and closed, followed by the sound of knocking, said the source, adding "there was no more conversation from that point until the crash."
Russia and Iran's foreign ministers claimed a breakthrough early on Wednesday in talks on a framework deal curtailing Tehran's nuclear programme, but the US said not all issues had been agreed yet, as discussions were suspended for the night.
A senior Turkish prosecutor and his two hostage-takers were killed when security forces launched an operation to free the official in a bloody end to a six-hour standoff in Istanbul.
A Singaporean teenager arrested for posting an expletive-laden YouTube video attacking Christianity and the country's late founding leader Lee Kuan Yew will be charged in court with "wounding" religious feelings, harassment and circulating obscene content, police said on Tuesday.
Swiss Bank BSI will pay a US$211 million penalty after acknowledging it helped clients create sham identities to evade US taxes, the Justice Department announced Monday.
Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari had a slender lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria's knife-edge general election on Monday with just over half of all states declared.
Marathon talks aimed at stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons reach the finish line on Tuesday as global powers scramble to clear the final hurdles hours before a midnight deadline for a framework deal.
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea today, US seismologists said, with "hazardous" tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre although no major damage was immediately reported.
housands marched in Mexico City on Thursday to mark six months since the disappearance of 43 college students, with their parents demanding the suspension of elections in their home state.
More than 50 people were injured when two trains collided in central Thailand, a senior official said Friday.
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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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

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Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

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Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.