The Straits Times (Singapore)

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.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The $15.2 billion of investment commitments beat the EDB's forecast of $8 billion to $10 billion for the year, with the electronics industry accounting for some 28.4 per cent. 

BANGALORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - India's urban authorities often demolish slums and evict their residents. But the razing of luxury apartments is almost unheard of.

TOKYO (The Straits Times/ANN) - Vietnam isolates two visitors from Chinese city as WHO warns of wider outbreak