Two people were pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan today, more than 50 hours after it was felled by a powerful earthquake, as rescuers scrabbled to find 100 more still missing.
An elderly Australian woman kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in Burkina Faso has been released after mediation by neighbouring Niger, which is now leading efforts to secure the release of her husband, officials said Sunday.
The UN Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch on Sunday and agreed to move quickly to impose new sanctions that will punish Pyongyang for "these dangerous and serious violations."
The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
N. Korea launches space rocket in defiance of sanctions threats
North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, doubling down against an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month.
Fourteen dead, 150 missing after Taiwan quake fells buildings
Relatives of residents trapped in a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 14 people were praying for miracles on Saturday as rescuers sought survivors, with more than 150 missing in the quake zone.
Syrians mass on Turkish border as regime advances
Up to 20,000 Syrians were stranded on the Turkish border on Friday after fleeing a major Russian-backed regime offensive near Aleppo, where a new humanitarian disaster appeared to be unfolding.
Three dead after Taiwan quake topples buildings
A 10-month old baby was among three dead after a 16-storey tower block was toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan Saturday, with rescuers battling to free residents still trapped inside.
Support for Britain leaving the European Union has risen since Prime Minister David Cameron unveiled proposals for a deal to keep the country in the bloc, according to a poll published today.
Mexico's navy said yesterday it was investigating allegations that marines sexually assaulted or tortured six women, marking the latest abuse claims against the country's military.
Colombian justice officials are investigating the deaths of 37 children from suspected mercury poisoning in a jungle area rife with illegal mining, authorities 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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Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.