Police identified the gunman as Larry McQuilliams, 49, an Austin resident with a criminal history. -Reuters
Zhou Yongkang was being investigated for suspected "serious disciplinary violations", the usual euphemism for corruption. -Reuters
The White House Christmas tree will be on display in the Blue Room throughout the holiday season. -Reuters
After a tense standoff lasting hours, chaos erupted as hundreds of riot police baton-charged demonstrators with shields, pepper spraying and wrestling a string of them to the ground. -Reuters
The measure will end the distinction in Finland between same-sex unions and heterosexual marriages and give such couples equal rights to adopt children and share a surname. -Reuters
They envelopes were sent by mail from Sweden and Slovenia, addressed to Finance Minister Andrej Babis and Interior Minister Milan Chovanec. -Reuters
"Black Friday" shopping frenzy imported from the United States brought surging crowds and fights over sharply discounted goods. -Reuters
Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) said its third-quarter net loss widened to RM576.1 million (S$224.5 million) from RM375.4 million in the same period a year earlier. -Reuters
She added that Pertamina's new management would be responsible for cleaning up the firm's oil trading division, Petral. -Reuters
Number of false contracts has increased in the last year, highlighting murky labour conditions despite pledge to improve the work environment. -Reuters