Cannes film festival organisers on Thursday unveil their pick of the A-listers and art house "auteurs" chosen to take part in this year's movie extravaganza on the French Riviera.
The frantic search for nearly 300 people, most of them schoolchildren, missing after a South Korean ferry capsized extended into a second day on Thursday, as distraught relatives maintained an agonising vigil on shore.
Russia and Ukraine sit down for high-stakes talks in Geneva on Thursday, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.
A mini-sub searching for missing Flight MH370 was again sweeping the Indian Ocean seabed on Wednesday after aborting its first mission, officials said, as Malaysia vowed to reveal any "black box" data found.
Boston has paid solemn tribute to the victims and survivors of the marathon bombings, observing a moment of silence and raising the US flag exactly one year after the attacks that stunned the nation.
South Korean coastguard vessels and helicopters pulled passengers off a stricken ferry as it sank on Wednesday off the southern coast with around 450 passengers on board – mostly high school students.
Seventy-one people have died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja – the deadliest attack yet to strike the city – with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied involvement with pro-Russian insurgents gaining ground in eastern Ukraine.
Greece will issue more bonds after last week's successful five-year debt sale that ended a four-year drought, the head of the debt agency has said.
Suspected Boko Haram Islamists have killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, a local official said.
Macedonia's presidential election looks set for a run-off vote later this month after preliminary results from Sunday's first round seemed to show the incumbent falling short of outright victory.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain Viet Nam attempts to hold back deadly measles strain

The head of Viet Nam's General Department of Preventive Medicine, Tran Dac Phu, announced on Tuesday that the department would work to contain the outbreak of measles over the coming months.

Da Nang plans a greener future Da Nang plans a greener future

The central city of Da Nang will have a face-lift as it becomes a green city following the Prime Minister's decision on the city's adjusted master urban plan for 2030 and 2050.

Delta households face water shortage Delta households face water shortage

More than 377,000 people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta face a fresh water shortage because of saline water intrusion in the area, according to the National Centre for Rural Clean Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.

Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup 1    Ha Noi to host National Shooting Cup

The National Shooting Cup is scheduled to take place in the Ha Noi-based National Sports Training Centre from April 16 to 24.