WASHINGTON (AFP) - A powerful tornado with winds of up to 320kmh pulverised an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday, hitting at least two schools and wiping out blocks of homes. At least 51 people were reported killed.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The US Air Force plans to start operational use of Lockheed Martin Corp.-built F-35 fighter jets in mid-2016, a year earlier than planned, using a similar software package as the Marine Corps, two sources familiar with the plans said on Monday.
SYDNEY (AFP) - Foreign Minister Bob Carr has blasted as "indefensible" the length of time the legal process took in the United Arab Emirates after an Australian man was jailed for 10 years for property fraud.
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Barack Obama's administration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorism suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, several US government sources said on Monday.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Barack Obama will hold his first summit with President Xi Jinping in California next month, with Sino-US relations rattled by alleged Chinese cyber spying and tensions in the Pacific.