Update news victims

 A memorial has been held in the Indonesian town of Banda Aceh for the victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami - the first in a series of events marking a decade since the disaster.

France Dijon: Driver targets city pedestrians

 A driver shouting the Islamic phrase "God is great" in Arabic has run down pedestrians in Dijon, France, injuring 11, two seriously, French media say.

Ebola crisis: Outbreak death toll rises to 4,447 says WHO

 The death toll from the Ebola virus outbreak has risen to 4,447, with the large majority of victims in West Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

MH17 crash: Dutch minister says passenger 'wore oxygen mask'

 Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has said that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine was found wearing an oxygen mask.

Thailand deaths: Police search for man after killings

 Police in Thailand are continuing to search for a man they want to speak to in connection with the deaths of two British tourists.

Tour bus plunges down ravine in Lao Cai killing 12

 VietNamNet Bridge – A bus accident in Lao Cai late on the evening of September 1 sent a bus veering off the road and plummeting down a ravine, leaving at least 12 people dead and 41 others injured.

Train collision with rickshaw in Bihar death toll at 21

 A train crash in the Indian state of Bihar on Monday left 21 dead and two injured, officials say.

Resolving the ethics of the Ebola dilemma

 A group of ethicists will meet on Monday at the World Health Organization to discuss the wisdom or otherwise of making an experimental drug more widely available to those suffering from Ebola.

Port accident victims discharged

 VietNamNet Bridge – Nine out of the 40 victims injured in the accident in the northern port city of Hai Phong on Monday have shown signs of recovery while undergoing treatment at the Viet-Tiep Friendship Hospital.

HCM City requested to set up fund for victims of tree accidents

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City's Parks and Green Trees Company has asked the city to establish a supporting fund to aid victims of fallen trees.

Ukraine crisis: Tense divide in scarred Odessa

 The southern city of Odessa was drawn dramatically into the Ukrainian crisis on 2 May when more than 40 people were killed in a burning building following street fighting.

South Korea ferry disaster: All navigation crew 'held'

 All 15 crew members involved in the navigation of the ill-fated South Korean passenger ferry Sewol are now reportedly in custody, facing criminal negligence charges.

Death toll rises to 171 in S.Korean ferry sinking disaster

 Death toll in South Korea's ferry sinking disaster continued to rise to 171 on Thursday, but those recovered from the sunken ferry grew at a relatively slower pace as search operations were hampered by the unexpectedly swift currents.

SW China quake injures 32, rescue continues

 The 5.3-magnitude quake that hit southwest China's Yunnan Province on Saturday morning has affected 71,200 residents, injuring 32 people, local authorities said Sunday.

Ebola outbreak in Guinea unprecedented - MSF

 The Ebola outbreak that has killed 78 people in Guinea is "unprecedented", a medical charity has said.

Bodies of five students found beneath the sand in Dak Lak

 VietNamNet Bridge – Going to a stream to catch fish, a man discovered a human arm on the ground, next to four pairs of sandals. The police then detected the bodies of five students buried under sand.

Pirate raids overwhelm local authorities, fishing industry

VietNamNet Bridge – Piracy off the coast of southernmost Ca Mau Province is endangering local fishermen as authorities struggle to deal with armed raids.

Men to face trial for rare coin scam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Public Security has proposed that the Supreme People's Procuracy prosecute three men for seeking to swindle members of the public.

Toll rises to 23 killed, 146 injured in Beirut blasts

 The death toll from the twin bombings that rocked area Tuesday near the Iranian embassy in Beirut rose to 23 killed and 146 others injured, the Lebanese caretaker health minister said.

In pictures: Historic flooding destroys central Vietnam

 Floods triggered by torrential rains in the central region have killed at least 31 people, left two missing and seriously injured three others, disaster officials said on November 17.