Rodrigo Duterte vows crackdown against crime; N Koreas Kim presides over mass rally: Top news today

              Catch the latest news from the world in a one-minute read. . Rodrigo Duterte gestures during his second news conference after voting in a polling precinct at Daniel R. Aguinaldo National High School, Matina district, his hometown in Davao city in southern Philippines Monday, May 9, 2016. Duterte was leading by a wide margin in unofficial tallies but still refuses to claim victory. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

From Philippines’ election victor Rodrigo Duterte close to winning the presidential elections to Iran reportedly conducting a ballistic missile test, catch the latest from the world in a one-minute read.

Effort to impeach Brazil’s President Dilma plunges into chaos: The fight over President Dilma Rousseff’s future has taken a strange twist in Congress, with the leader of the lower house saying senators can’t go ahead with an impeachment vote and the Senate leader insisting they will. READ FULL STORY

Philippines’ election victor Duterte plans government overhaul: The victor of the Philippines’ presidential election, tough-talking city mayor Rodrigo Duterte, announced plans on Tuesday for a radical overhaul of the country’s unitary system of government that would empower the provinces. Duterte’s win in Monday’s poll has not been confirmed, but an unofficial count of votes by an election commission-accredited watchdog showed he had a huge lead over his closest rivals, one of whom has already conceded defeat. READ FULL STORY

N Korea’s Kim Jong Un holds colourful mass rally to close rare congress:  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a mass rally and parade on Tuesday in the capital’s main ceremonial square, a day after the ruling party wrapped up its first congress in 36 years by elevating him to party chairman. During the four-day congress, North Korea said it would continue to expand its nuclear arsenal, in defiance of United Nations sanctions, but said it would only use them if it was threatened with nuclear weapons. READ FULL STORY

Iran issues vague denial about reported missile test: Iran’s defense minister issued a vague denial after a media outlet close to the elite Revolutionary Guard said Monday that it had test-fired a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) two weeks ago. Gen. Hossein Dehghan told the official IRNA news agency that the military has not conducted a missile test “with the range that was published in the media,” without elaborating. READ FULL STORY

Alberta PM says Fort McMurray saved from worst of wildfire: At least two neighborhoods in this oil sands city were scenes of utter devastation with incinerated homes leveled to the ground from a wildfire that Fort McMurray’s fire chief called a “beast … a fire like I’ve never seen in my life.” READ FULL STORY

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