South Asia Newsline - Dec 15, 2014

Imran Khan will not end protest until judicial committee is formed. President Ashraf Ghani reveals security situation as taliban continues strikes on Kabul. Tourits enjoy as Shimla gets first snowfall. Dec 16, 2014

Christmas cake show delights visitors in Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Dec 16 (ANI): People of Coimbatore city in Tamil Nadu were delighted to see different varieties of cakes during a 15-day Christmas cake show. The show, which began on Sunday, attracted people, especially children, to buy cakes in shapes of Barbie Dolls, Santa Claus, Baby Jesus, cartoon characters, animals in the jungle, etc. He added that it took them 15 days to design the cakes and the show will continue till New Year. A visitor Balaji, who came with his child to buy a cake, said he felt excited to see unique cakes. Christmas is celebrated all over the world on December 25 and as part of the festival celebrations people buy cakes and share it with friends and family. Dec 16, 2014

War in South Sudan enters second year: Red Cross

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died. Dec 16, 2014

Three dead, four wounded in Sydney cafe siege

Australian police say three people were killed and four wounded as heavily armed officers dramatically stormed a central Sydney cafe to end a day-long siege sparked when an Iranian-born Islamist took more than a dozen people hostage. Dec 16, 2014

Erdogan answers to EU criticism over Turkey arrests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday launched a stinging attack on the European Union over its criticism of police raids on opposition media, bluntly telling Brussels to "mind its own business." Dec 16, 2014