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09 Dec 2013 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday defended as "necessary" an unpopular secrets law that he rushed through parliament, as a new poll showed his support rating had plunged 10 percent in a month.
09 Dec 2013 : Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Monday that US drone strikes were "counter-productive" as Washington pushed for supply routes to Afghanistan to be kept open.
11 Oct 2013 : US President Barack Obama called New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key on Thursday to thank him for efforts to push a pan-Pacific trade deal at the APEC summit in Bali.
11 Oct 2013 : Holger Osieck may have guided Australia to the World Cup finals in Brazil next year but the German manager comes into Friday's friendly against France under intense pressure.
11 Oct 2013 : Banking giant Westpac on Friday said it is buying Lloyds Banking Group's Australian businesses for Aus$1.45 billion (US$1.37 billion), the Australian lender's largest acquisition in five years.
11 Oct 2013 : A fire broke out at a Japanese hospital early Friday, killing 10 people, the police said.
11 Oct 2013 : Mexico leader Enrique Pena Nieto has no plans to meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader begins a tour of the country on Friday.
11 Oct 2013 : A US government commission said Thursday that China's human rights record has not improved under the country's new leadership and raised concerns on issues from minority rights to forced abortion.
11 Oct 2013 : Malaysian opposition and rights groups on Thursday demanded the sacking of the home minister as outrage mounts over his remark calling for police to "shoot first" when confronting criminal suspects.
11 Oct 2013 : Pakistani police said Thursday they had arrested former military ruler Pervez Musharraf over the 2007 raid of the Red Mosque in Islamabad, a day after a court granted him bail in a separate case.
11 Oct 2013 : Furious Australia manager Holger Osieck blasted his detractors ahead of the Socceroos friendly clash with France at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Friday.
11 Oct 2013 : Southeast Asian leaders have made a pledge with China to avoid escalating tensions in the South China Sea as they work toward a code of conduct over the disputed waters rich in oil, gas and fish.