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