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 American military for the first time airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Syrian Kurds in the battleground city of Kobane, US Central Command said on Sunday, in a move likely to anger key ally Turkey.
French and German ministers are due to meet on Monday to discuss ways of boosting growth in Europe's two biggest economies, as Paris called on Berlin to step up investment.
European foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg on Monday to try and formalise a joint EU response to combat the Ebola virus amid diplomatic warnings the crisis has reached a "tipping point".
Japan's high-profile and telegenic industry minister on Monday resigned over claims she misused political funds, including to buy both votes and make-up, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's proclaimed gender reform drive.
British counter-terrorism police are struggling with "exceptionally high" numbers of investigations and discovering several plots a year, their chief said on Friday.
Western countries scrambled to review safety measures at airports and borders on Thursday amid a mounting wave of fear that West Africa's Ebola outbreak will spread worldwide.
Hurricane Gonzalo has gained strength in the Atlantic as it barreled toward Bermuda, which was bracing for a hit from the powerful Category Four storm.
Vladimir Putin will take centre stage at an Asia-Europe (ASEM) summit that opens on Thursday in Milan, where the Russian leader due to hold face-to-face talks with Ukraine counterpart Petro Poroshenko.
Hong Kong's leader faces a "huge integrity problem", opposition politicians said on Thursday as they called on him to explain why he kept large payments from an Australian company secret.
Emergency crews were mopping up on Wednesday after gale force winds, torrential rain and snow wreaked havoc across Sydney and surrounding areas.
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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Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.