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North Korea leader Kim guides test of new anti-aircraft weapon

SEOUL North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has supervised the test of a new anti-aircraft weapon system and ordered its mass production and deployment throughout the country, the state news agency reported on Sunday, after weeks of defiant ballistic missile tests.

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Canada opposition picks young social conservative to take on Trudeau

OTTAWA Canada's official opposition Conservatives on Saturday chose a little-known, 38-year-old leader to fight a 2019 election against Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau but only after a fierce contest that revealed internal divisions.

May 27 2017

Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Australian drug convict Schapelle Corby returns home from Bali

SYDNEY Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby arrived in Australia on Sunday after completing a twelve-and-a-half-year sentence for smuggling marijuana to Indonesia, a case which received huge media attention and soured ties between the two countries.

Australia, Indonesia May 27 2017

Philippines' Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses

MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law, and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it.

May 27 2017

Iraqi forces launch operation to seize last Islamic State enclave in Mosul

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi armed forces launched an operation on Saturday to capture the last Islamic State-held enclave in Mosul, according to a military statement.

United Nations, Iraq May 27 2017

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