Indonesians looking to buy a cold beer from one of the country's minimarts may soon have to look elsewhere. -TNP
In the face of dwindling incomes, air stewardesses in Japan are turning to other means to make more money. -TNP
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual winter festival that takes place in Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. -ST
Both leaders announced break to deadlock that has been stalling a civilian nuclear power agreement. -AFP
Indonesian salvage teams failed again to retrieve the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the seabed after a sling snapped. -AFP
The mother-in-law of the woman initially notified police in central Henan province that she suspected the child had been sold, a report by state news agency Xinhua said. -AFP
US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked on a series of bilateral agreements at a summit that both sides hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership. -Reuters
The weavers have spent months painstakingly making the garments, hoping these will promote their centuries-old industry, as they face threats from mass-produced competition. -AFP
North Korea described US President Barack Obama as a "loser" over his criticism on its regime, accusing him of being obsessed with hostility towards Pyongyang. -AFP
A growing number of Japanese companies are joining forces with local businesses in other parts of Asia in moves to cash in on the increased number of foreign visitors to Japan. -Nikkei Asian Review

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