Asia and the Pacific News

1. In his sights: Covert Kevin's mission to get Julia, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

An extract from the latest book The Stalking of Julia Gillard, by Kerry-Anne Walsh.

2. Fiji, Russia ink deals, The Fiji Times, Fiji

Fiji has signed a series of bilateral agreements with the Russian Federation and one of them includes a mutual visa exemption scheme for easy travel between the two countries.

3.China should accept McMahon Line as border with India, Times of India, India

Ed-op: "Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy has asked China to accept the McMahon Line as the border with India just as it did in the case of Myanmar to resolve the vexed dispute. China should accept McMahon Line since it had accepted the same line drawn at the same time in 1912 with Myanmar."

4. African nations need vision to propel development: Najib, The Malay Mail, Malaysia

African nations need a clear vision with political leadership in propelling their development to the next level, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

5. Rajapaksa looks to win over Tanzania and Seychelles, Tamil Guardian, Sri Lanka

Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Tanzania to commence a 5 day visit to Tanzania and Seychelles. Rajapaksa’s arrival in Tanzania marks the first ever visit by a Sri Lankan president to the two nations.