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Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing

70,000 join Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, with yellow umbrellas in sight

Japan's Prime Minister condemns 'outrageous' hostage murder

Lingering stigma of the Holocaust in Poland as Auschwitz to mark 70th anniversary of liberation

Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But unlike them, his seemingly simple abode is designed to withstand typhoons, flooding and earthquakes -- and at a cost of less than $4,000 could herald a new wave of cheap, sustainable housing.

70,000 join Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, with yellow umbrellas in sight

Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Nearly 70,000 people took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday morning, not to "occupy" the city but to compete in the popular event, comprising the marathon, half marathon and 10km. (Cover photo: AFP)

Japan's Prime Minister condemns 'outrageous' hostage murder

Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe brands the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State militants "outrageous and impermissible" and demands the release of a second hostage, amid a growing global chorus of revulsion.

Lingering stigma of the Holocaust in Poland as Auschwitz to mark 70th anniversary of liberation

Sun, 25 Jan 2015

Seventy years after the liberation of the Nazi German extermination camp, survivors are mobilising to protect the memory of the Holocaust.