US President Barack Obama is set to lay out more of his plan
for a stronger alliance with Vietnam, after scrapping an arms
ban that was the last big hurdle between two countries drawn
together by concern over China's military buildup.
A 43-year-old Indian mountaineer has died while descending
from the summit of Mount Everest, in the third fatality on
the world's tallest mountain in as many days since climbing
resumed after last year's avalanche tragedy at Base Camp.
The Democratic Party says it will give United States
presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in
writing its platform this year - a gesture that could ease
tensions between his camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has
accused of favouring rival Hillary Clinton.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal
to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of
propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior
North Korean official says.
Italian vessels have helped rescue more than 2600 migrants
from boats trying to reach Europe from North Africa in the
last 24 hours, the coastguard said on Monday, indicating that
numbers are rising as the weather warms up.
Authorities in Canada have lifted evacuation orders for all
work camps and some additional oil facilities that had been
shuttered when a massive wildfire threatened the nation's
energy hub, a significant step for companies eager to restart