US, SKorea reaffirm pact on THAAD

The US says its alliance with South Korea is its top priority in the Asia-Pacific region, South Korea's presidential office says.
New Zealand's latest group of troops have completed training with their Australian counterparts and are ready to participate in Task Group Taji in Iraq.
In China, the world's leader in robot production, machines have already begun providing the elderly with care and helping raise children at daycare centres.
The US, France, South Korea and Japan are taking part in naval drills as North Korea continues to test its military capabilities.
Injuries to three key All Blacks has suddenly thrown a spanner into their preparation for the British and Irish Lions series.

Read breaks thumb in Crusaders win

A broken thumb to All Blacks captain Kieran Read breaks has spoiled the Crusaders' 48-21 defeat of the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.
Tensions over North Korea and territorial disputes in the South China Sea have dominated discussions at ASEAN.
Kim Jong Un "simply wants to end the world, that is why he is very happy," says Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
The missile test comes hours after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned of "catastrophic consequences" if the international community failed to pressure the...
After a failed missile launch was detected in North Korea, its state media has repeated Pyongyang's goal of building a nuclear missile that can hit the US.
Authorities in Beijing are bulldozing and bricking up hundreds of small businesses in an effort to clean up the Chinese capital, and the lack of consultation with...
Marines in the Philippines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander who was considered to be the group's most notorious kidnapper.
Pyongyang must "immediately stop reckless, provocative acts", South Korea's leading presidential candidate has said after the North's latest missile test.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for solidarity from the international community after North Korea's latest missile test.
A South Korean news agency is reporting North Korea has tested fire another ballistic missile.
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