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Obama to strengthen 'indestructible' ties with Japan

US President Barack Obama has hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House to showcase a deeper defence partnership between the two countries and advance a Pacific trade pact.<p>Washington and Tokyo are working toward a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement that would further …


Indonesia: Family say last farewells to Australian drug smugglers before executions

Amid chaotic scenes, relatives have paid a last visit to a top security jail in Indonesia to say their final farewells to two Australian drug smugglers due to be executed within hours.<p>One family member collapsed amid the scrum, with no doubt now that death row inmates Andrew Chan and Myuran …