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.
US authorities have launched an investigation into the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, as the American dentist who hunted the big cat remained in hiding amid mounting global outrage.
The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the new leader of the Afghan insurgent group, a statement said on Friday, marking a historic power transition for the militant movement.
India today executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of co-ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993, Indian media reported.
President Barack Obama plans to decide before leaving office whether to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that would send Canadian crude oil to US refineries.
Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution yesterday that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.
A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion yesterday, prompting teams of international investigators to examine whether it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Top US military officers sought to reassure worried lawmakers yesterday that US forces would check Iran's "malign" influence in the Middle East should Congress greenlight the nuclear deal with Tehran.
The world's largest copper producer Codelco said Tuesday that operations were back to normal at a northern Chile mine after a brief stoppage during a week-old strike by contract workers.
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".