The 60-hour siege on India's economic capital left 166 people dead. -AFP
Christian group scrapped plan to construct a new Christmas tree-shaped tower near the border with N. Korea, citing high military tensions. -AFP
Prosecutors indicted Kwon Yoon Ja, 71, for embezzlement, siphoning off some US$28 million (S$36.5 million). -AFP
Destinations on the rise are dominated by places near to Malaysia. None in Malaysia however made the cut. -The Star/ANN
The struggling Russian unit was at 61.59 to the dollar after plunging to 80 earlier in the week. -AFP
Cells with pluripotency could not be created under the method spelled out in the study," NHK said. -AFP
Li Zhengyuan, was stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence in October 2012 and was found to be drunk at the wheel. -Reuters
The situation has changed since a January 2012 ceasefire with the Karen National Union (KNU). -Reuters
A Japanese fisherman and his Indonesian crewmate died off western Japan after their boat collided with a cargo ship. -AFP
Prosecutors said deadly gas explosions in Taiwan were caused by "multiple human errors" as they charged 12 people over the blasts. -AFP

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