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Anti-austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory

Obama, Modi announce nuclear breakthrough after talks

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

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

Anti-austerity Syriza storms to historic Greek victory

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Radical left party Syriza sweeps to power in Greece promising to end years of painful austerity policies, in an election victory that puts the country on a collision course with the EU and international creditors.

Obama, Modi announce nuclear breakthrough after talks

Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama announced they had reached an agreement Sunday to break the deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement for years. (Cover photo: Reuters)

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)

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.