Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was on Tuesday accused of "scapegoating" an entire community and inciting "ill-feeling" after telling Muslim leaders to do more to combat extremism.
US President Barack Obama has requested US$8.8 billion to fund the fight against the Islamic State group in his 2016 budget unveiled on Monday.
Tests have confirmed an outbreak of avian flu in chickens at a farm in southern England but officials described it as a "low severity" strain of the disease.
Greece's radical new leaders hope to win Rome's support at talks on Tuesday in their bid to renegotiate a massive 240-billion-euro (US$270 billion) bailout following encouraging remarks from Prime Minister Matteo Renzi who said Europe must abandon austerity.
North Korea fired two missiles into the sea on Monday as the US and South Korea kicked off joint military drills.
Two US astronauts on Sunday made speedy work of their third spacewalk to get the International Space Station ready for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years.
The Brazilian government dispatched extra police on Sunday to quell a strike by truckers opposing rising fuel and freight costs, after demonstrations turned violent.
"Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant believed responsible for beheading of at least five Western hostages, has been named as Kuwaiti-born computing graduate Mohammed Emwazi from London.
Four dead in second rare shooting in South Korea
Four people, including a policeman, were killed today in the second shooting incident in two days in South Korea where gun crime is extremely rare.
Ukraine's military said it had started withdrawing heavy weapons from the frontline, bolstering a stuttering peace plan as the UN Security Council scheduled an emergency session tday on the ceasefire deal.
Two New York Muslims were hauled before a federal court on Wednesday charged with plotting to join Islamic State extremists in Syria and threatening to carry out attacks in the United States.
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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Confiscated bikes set for charity sale Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.