Greece announced early on Monday it will shut banks for a week and impose capital controls, pleading for calm after anxious citizens emptied cash machines in a dramatic escalation of the country's debt crisis.
The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft flew out of central Japan on Monday heading for Hawaii, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
The 57 founding member countries of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank began signing articles of association setting up the new institution on Monday.
Brazil, China, India and South Africa have voiced disappointment over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.
Tourists describe scenes of panic in Tunisia attack
British holidaymakers told how they fled in panic from Friday's gun massacre on a Tunisian beach resort, screaming and running for cover when they realised they were under attack.
Most of the dead in Tunisia attack were British: Tunisian PM
Most of those killed in a massacre at a Tunisian beach resort claimed by the Islamic State group were British, the Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid said on Saturday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his US counterpart Barack Obama on Thursday to discuss the conflict in Ukraine, the Islamic State group's advances and a deal on Iran's nuclear programme.
The leaders of Germany and France warned Greece that it must reach a debt deal with its creditors at "decisive" talks on Saturday to avert default and a possible euro exit.
Patient trial validates Ebola rapid test
A 15-minute, on-the-spot blood test for Ebola was as accurate in a patient trial as the most widely-used laboratory-based test, its US-based developers said today.
Italy's Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has lashed out at fellow EU leaders for rejecting mandatory migrant quotas amid sharp divisions over how to halt the tide of humanity washing up on Europe's southern shores.
Greece's Tsipras in crunch debt talks with creditors
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will continue marathon talks with creditors in Brussels today to thrash out a debt deal to save Athens from default, despite having lashed out at lenders for rejecting his reform plans.
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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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

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.