Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ... Anwar's second sex trial heads to a conclusion Closing arguments begin in Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's (pictured) trial on sodomy charges. Anwar, whose party is presenting a formidable challenge to the ruling National Front, has in previous hearings at the Kuala Lumpur High Court accused the judge and government of conspiring to send him into 'political oblivion'. This is Anwar's second sex trial. He lost his post as deputy prime minister in 1998 after being charged with sodomising his family's ex-driver and abusing his power to cover up his actions - both of which he denied. He was freed in 2004 after six years in prison when a court overturned the sodomy conviction. Americans get a pointer to labour market's health Weekly US jobless claims figures issued tonight will show the number of new unemployment claims for individuals filing for unemployment insurance for the first time. While the number is volatile, it helps provide a rough guide to the strength of the job market. US unemployment remains stubbornly high, hovering near 9 per cent for more than two years. Survey to reveal secrets of the battlefields On the 70th anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Hong Kong during the second world war, architectural researchers from the University of Hong Kong will today present findings of a survey on the military heritage left by the British and the Japanese. A focus will be the battlefields of Shing Mun Redoubt along the 'Gin Drinker's Line' and Wong Nai Chung Gap. Google begins construction of data centre Google will hold a ground-breaking ceremony for a data centre on the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate today in the presence of senior executives and government officials. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen (pictured) proposed in his latest policy address that the government allocate two hectares of land in Tseung Kwan O for auction in 2013 to develop data centres. Tsang also said the government would consider revitalising old industrial buildings to meet demand. Analysts expect further slowing in mainland inflation The National Bureau of Statistics is slated to report November's inflation rate and other economic figures tomorrow. Economists are tipping consumer prices to have risen by 4.5 per cent last month from a year ago, compared with a 5.5 per cent rise in October. The bureau's chief engineer Zheng Jingping estimated China's inflation rate might drop to about 4 per cent next year from an average 5.5 per cent this year and he thought economic growth could be slightly above 9 per cent. Sino-Indian defence talks get under way The fourth round of Sino-Indian defence and security consultations, co-chaired by deputy chief of the general staff of the PLA Ma Xiaotian and Indian Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar is being held in New Delhi tomorrow. Ma (pictured) met US Undersecretary of Defence Michele Flournoy for talks in Beijing yesterday. Recent talk of a possible defence pact between India, Australia and the United States could fuel China's worries. Both Australia and India deny any such pact.