A court has sentenced the head of a Taiwanese company to 20 years in jail for his role at the centre of a "gutter oil" scandal that gripped the island's food industry and brought down a minister.
The Boy Scouts of America officially ended its decades-old ban on gay troop leaders on Monday, a historic but controversial shift after years of legal wrangling and internal strife.
Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen hit positions of pro-government forces by mistake yesterday despite a humanitarian truce, killing a dozen people, military sources said.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to neighbouring Cameroon on Wednesday for talks with that country's President Paul Biya on combatting the regional threat from Boko Haram, Nigerian officials said.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister yesterday denounced "aggressive statements" by Iran, intensifying the verbal sparring between the regional rivals following a global deal on Tehran's nuclear programme.
British Prime Minister David Cameron begins a visit to Southeast Asia on Monday, seeking greater co-operation in the fight against the Islamic State group and to strengthen trade ties with the region's booming economies.
Security experts and ministers gather in Madrid on Monday for two days of UN-sponsored talks on how to stop radicals leaving their countries to join armed jihadist groups abroad.
Yemen's Huthi rebels pounded an area in the southern province of Taez shortly after the start early on Monday of a humanitarian truce declared by the Saudi-led coalition bombing the Iran-backed insurgents.
French farmers have blocked roads from Spain and Germany to stop foreign products entering the country, the latest protest against a fall in food prices that has brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Two inexpensive classes of drugs available in generic form each reduce the recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women as well as death rates from the disease, a pair of studies reported today.
The US Senate Appropriations Committee approved a slate of amendments on Thursday that open to the door to restoring open travel to Cuba, as well shipping and agricultural financing.
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.


Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

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.

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.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 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".