The Straits Times (Singapore)

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - A more collaborative approach to governance comes at a time of rising geopolitical challenge from the competition between the United States and China, noted Mr Heng.

BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - There has been a dramatic increase of 136 cases of the mysterious Sars-like virus, including one death, in the Chinese city of Wuhan on Monday (Jan 20) as new cases were confirmed for the first time outside the city in Beijing and Shenzhen.

BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) - It reports 17 new infections; more cases likely with Chinese New Year peak travel season.

SYDNEY (The Straits Times/ANN) - These bunker-like houses are part of a push in Australia to promote the use of materials and design features that are better suited to a hotter, drier climate in which bush fires are likely to become more intense and frequent.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - In his speech at the Workers' Party annual members forum on Sunday (Jan 19), Mr Singh rallied party members to ready themselves for the coming general election, including some who are tipped to be new candidates.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The SDP had visited Marsiling, Bukit Panjang and Bukit Batok on Sunday - areas it plans to contest at the coming election.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Snapping a nine-month slump thanks to a surge in pharmaceutical shipments, Singapore exports staged a surprise recovery in December, but economists see a gradual and tepid recovery ahead.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The first death from the mystery virus occurred in China on Jan 9. 

HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN) - High degree of autonomy possible as long as people respect governing principle, she adds.

KUALA LUMPUR (The Straits Times/ANN) - Separately, a food scheme will be widened to 123 universities and colleges from current 21.