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.
Researchers have said that people likely moved to the Tibetan highlands 3,600 years ago, in an indication of when humans first settled at high altitudes.
Troubled Iran nuclear talks enter the make-or-break endgame on Friday as US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart seek a breakthrough just days ahead of a deadline.
Britain's anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) was set to claim its second seat in parliament, as votes were counted early on Friday in the town of Rochester, foreshadowing a possible political upheaval at next year's general election.
US President Barack Obama will lay out a plan on Thursday to fix the "broken" laws stranding millions of undocumented migrants in limbo, saying the problem has festered for too long
Miss Honduras was fatally shot as she tried to escape her sister's jealous boyfriend, police and reports said Wednesday, hours after the siblings were found dead beside a river.
The Bank of Japan on Wednesday kept its view that Japan's economy was recovering, despite GDP data that showed the country had slipped into recession.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday warned that next year's landmark climate change summit in Paris will fail if world leaders decide to put cutting carbon emissions ahead of economic growth.
Cost-conscious EU governments and a more generous-minded European Parliament failed to reach an eleventh hour agreement for the bloc's 2015 budget late on Monday, forcing officials to draw up a new proposal.
India and Australia vowed closer defence and security ties on Tuesday while stressing the importance of economic cooperation.
The parents of US aid worker Peter Kassig have said they were "battered" after the death of their son, who was brutally beheaded by Islamic State jihadists.
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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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 1    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.