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.
The World Health Organization said Thursday that the global death toll from the Ebola virus had increased to 5,689 out of a total of 15,935 cases of infection, mainly in western Africa.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has revealed a huge 315-billion euro investment plan to "kickstart" the stalling economy, although critics lamented the lack of any new money.
Barack Obama's election as the United States' first black leader raised hopes that his presidency would serve as a platform for work to bridge the country's still dangerous racial divides.
Samsung Group announced Wednesday the sale of stakes in four petrochemical and defence affiliates for US$1.7 billion as the South Korean giant steps up restructuring efforts ahead of a generational ownership succession.
Oil prices extended losses in Asia on Wednesday as speculation swirls that the OPEC oil cartel will maintain output at this week's closely watched meeting despite a global supply glut.
A fire at a Chinese coal mine killed 24 workers early on Wednesday, state media reported, the latest fatal incident to hit the accident-prone industry.
Oil prices edged lower in Asia on Tuesday as dealers bet that the OPEC cartel is unlikely to agree on any cuts at a key output meeting this week, analysts said.
Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to clinch a landmark nuclear agreement, and defuse a 12-year standoff, after missing a Monday midnight deadline for a deal.
Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned on Sunday.
British police have foiled four or five suspected terror plots this year, the country's most senior police officer said on Sunday ahead of a week-long campaign to enlist the public's help in countering the threat.
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 2    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.