The United States on Monday said it has used air power in Syria in defence of allied rebel groups, signalling deeper involvement in the country's brutal four-year civil war.
Britain's government has promised new measures to crack down on illegal immigrants by making landlords evict them, as the Calais migrants crisis continued to dominate the headlines.
Malaysia's anti-graft agency has said that nearly US$700 million deposited into the prime minister's personal bank accounts were from "donations" and not related to a brewing scandal.
Ukraine on Monday reported the death of four soldiers in clashes with insurgents that came just hours before another failed bid to negotiate an end to the 15-month separatist revolt.
Catalonia on Monday called early regional elections for September 27, polls that will serve as a proxy vote on independence from Spain and raise tensions with the central government in Madrid.
The most lasting health impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster will likely be psychological not physical, according to a trio of studies published on Friday in The Lancet.
The International Monetary Fund has said it would not join a new bailout programme for Greece until conditions for debt sustainability, including debt relief and economic reforms, are clearly assured.
More than 70,000 Liberian babies were born without being registered as the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaged the impoverished west African nation, leaving them without healthcare and vulnerable to trafficking, UNICEF said on 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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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 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".