A man wearing an Afghan military uniform shot dead two American soldiers in the country's south yesterday, the coalition said, the first insider attack on foreign troops since an embittered succession to the Taliban leadership.
The South Korean Red Cross has proposed talks with its North Korean counterpart early next month on arranging a reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War, officials said on Friday.
The Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay US authorities US$1.7 million to settle "apparent" violations of rules banning transactions benefiting officially designated terrorists, the Treasury Department has said.
Facebook has boasted of a new achievement with a billion people using the leading social network in a single day.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council that he is planning to set up a three-person team to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
Pro-government militias in northern Mali refused yesterday to pull out of a town they occupied last week, as renewed tensions with Tuareg rebels threatened to torpedo a crucial peace deal in the restive region.
Outgoing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday ruled out forming a national unity government should he fail to win a outright majority in snap elections triggered after he resigned last week.
A plane carrying Guinea's exiled former junta chief Moussa Dadis Camara back home, where he hopes to run for president, was diverted to Ghana yesterday, his party said.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a deal yesterday to end 20 months of war in the world's youngest nation, but added a list of reservations that raised doubts about whether peace would take hold.
At least nine people have died in the worst violence to hit Narendra Modi's home state in more than a decade, police said yesterday, as the Indian prime minister appealed for calm.
Turkey is now ready to fully participate in coalition strikes against the Islamic State group and may do so within days, the Pentagon said yesterday.
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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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

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.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    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".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.