An Aeromexico jetliner taking off in a blustery storm smashed down into a nearby field but skidded to a stop virtually intact, and all 103 people aboard were able to escape advancing flames before fire engulfed the aircraft.
Severe storms have forced a French-American long-distance swimmer to suspend his attempt to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean.
Southeast Asian nations are expected to welcome an initial negotiating draft of a nonaggression pact with China on the South China Sea, but critics warn that the protracted talks provide a diplomatic cover for Beijing's tenacious aggression in the disputed waters.
Politicians in France reportedly voted Monday in favor of a new law that would largely prohibit students from using smart devices on campus.
A driver in Canada apparently was fired after a video of them swerving a company truck to seemingly splash pedestrians with puddle water was posted online.
U.N. experts say Iran might be willing to play "a constructive role" in ending the war in Yemen, though adding in a new report that Tehran still appears to be arming Yemen's Houthi Shiite rebels with ballistic missiles and drones.
Crown jewels belonging to the Swedish royal family were stolen in a daring heist by thieves who escaped on a motorboat today, reports claim.
Determined to extend his 33 years as Cambodia's strongman ruler, Prime Minister Hun Sen was not about to let an election derail what he believes is his destiny.
An Aeromexico jetliner crashed after taking off in the northern state of Durango on Tuesday, but the state's governor said there were no deaths and another official said 37 people had minor injuries.
The latest on the crash of an Aeromexico airliner in Mexico's northern state of Durango (all times local): 6:10 p.m.
From the ground Australia's drought-stricken farmland looks like a featureless, brown dust-bowl, but from the air it transforms into an array of patterns and colours. Reuters photographer David Gray recently traveled to Outback New South Wales to witness the difficulty faced by drought-stricken farmers first hand and from the air.
More than 30 countries that support a set of principles calling for U.N. peacekeepers to protect civilians in armed conflict are asking the United Nations to go a step further and hold peacekeepers accountable if they fail to do so.
An Aeromexico jet crashed after takeoff in the northern state of Durango, Mexico, on Tuesday.