A man wearing an Afghan military uniform shot dead two American soldiers in the country's south yesterday, the coalition said, the first insider attack on foreign troops since an embittered succession to the Taliban leadership.
Germany, France and Italy called for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the European Union, Italy's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Thursday said ties with Indonesia were in "very good shape" after plunging this year when Jakarta executed two Australians, hailing her relationship with "text buddy" counterpart Retno Marsudi.
More than 13 million children are being denied an education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said on Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.
After presenting Brazil's first ever budget deficit, President Dilma Rousseff promised on Wednesday that her government will work hard to get back in the black.
A suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 28 people in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday, ratcheting up tensions ahead of the first White House summit between the US and regional power Saudi Arabia.
Australia on Monday urged more European nations to begin air strikes against Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq as a way of tackling the escalating refugee crisis gripping the continent.
Delayed Egypt elections to start on October 17
A financial journalist has "confessed" to causing "panic and disorder" on China's stock market and inflicting "huge losses on the country," state media reported on Sunday.
The number of rhinos killed by poachers in South Africa continued to climb this year, with demand for rhino horn in Asia pushing the slaughter ever higher, the government has said.
Scotland's Faslane naval base is to receive £500 million (US$770 million) in investment over 10 years, the British government has announced on Sunday.
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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A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail A tiring push for success seen as doomed to fail

It is just after seven in the evening when Nguyen Minh Trung gets home. It's been a long day, more than 12 hours, in fact, and he's exhausted.

Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    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".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.

Planning sector needs much simplification Planning sector needs much simplification

Over the years, a total of 71 legal documents and ordinances and 73 decrees have been enacted by the National Assembly and the Government to regulate planning in Viet Nam.