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Fly buzzes Duterte as he attacks Philippine priests

Manila - A fly that interrupted his speech was working under the orders of priests, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Tuesday, as he launched a new verbal attack on the country's influential Catholic church.

Philippines' Duterte urges lawmakers to restore death penalty

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte urged lawmakers on Monday to bring back the death penalty as part of his internationally-condemned crackdown on narcotics in which police have already killed thousands.

'Misogynist' Duterte slammed over Philippines anti-harassment law

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose rape jokes have sparked outrage in the past, drew fresh flak Tuesday after signing a law against sexual harassment, with campaigners saying his role as the "misogynist-in-chief" would make implementation chal...

'Just a collision': Philippines' Duterte downplays sinking

Manila - The sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese vessel in the disputed South China Sea was "just a collision", the Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday as he moved to soothe anger over the crash.

McKenna — Canada hires company to ship back its garbage

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte ordered tons of garbage sent back to Canada today, threatening to dump it back on Canadian soil. But Ottawa came through and has hired a company to bring dozens of containers of rotting garbage back home.

Filipina Olympic star fears for life over Duterte foe list

Manila - The Philippines' first female Olympic medallist says she fears for her safety after President Rodrigo Duterte's government named her in a chart claiming to show a plot to undermine his rule.

Philippines president prepared to go to war over Canada's trash

Manila - On Tuesday, the president of the Philippines said if Canada doesn’t take back tons of trash within the next week he will “declare war” and ship the containers back himself.

Philippines' Duterte under fire for saying he 'touched' maid

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew outrage Sunday after saying he "touched" his maid when he was a teenager, with women's rights groups accusing him of attempted rape and encouraging sexual abuse.

Filipinos deeply conflicted on Duterte's drug war

Manila - Jailed drug user Bitoy Paras perks up when describing his support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on narcotics, an unlikely fan of a campaign that has left Filipinos deeply conflicted.

Philippine anti-graft chief and Duterte critic retires

Manila - The Philippines' top anti-corruption prosecutor, one of the few remaining critics of President Rodrigo Duterte in government, retired on Thursday, replaced by a loyalist of the leader.

Outrage after Philippines' Duterte calls God 'stupid'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced growing outrage on Tuesday in his largely Catholic nation after calling God "stupid", the latest furore he has sparked with an unfiltered broadside.

Philippines' Duterte defends kiss: 'We enjoyed it'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte brushed off claims of misogyny Wednesday after he kissed a Filipina woman on the lips onstage in Seoul -- saying they had both "enjoyed it".

Furore over 'disgusting' kiss by Philippines' Duterte

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew condemnation Monday after kissing a Filipino woman onstage during his visit to South Korea, prompting outraged activists to call it "disgusting".

Philippines' Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words

Seoul - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his "harsh" words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers.

Philippines' Duterte says Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Duterte sorry for Hong Kong deaths in 2010 hostage crisis

Fpo - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday formally apologised over the deaths of eight Hong Kong tourists in a 2010 Manila hostage crisis that soured ties with the Chinese territory.

Philippines' Duterte urges other nations to quit ICC

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday urged other nations to follow his move to quit the International Criminal Court, which is examining his deadly drug war.

Drugs, vigilantes and assassins: things to know about Duterte's 'war'

Manila - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has announced a "preliminary examination" into Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged crimes against humanity committed as part of his deadly war on drugs.

Duterte spokesman reveals, rejects ICC probe linked to drug war

Manila - The International Criminal Court is opening an initial probe into allegations of crimes against humanity by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, his spokesman said Thursday, insisting the Philippine leader rejected any accusations of mass murder arisi...

Supporters, critics of Philippines' Duterte protest

Manila - Thousands of supporters and critics of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte staged rallies on Thursday for and against his threat to declare a "revolutionary government", which has fuelled fears of a looming dictatorship.

Canada's Trudeau airs concern on Philippine killings

Manila - Justin Trudeau tackled Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over allegations of extrajudicial killings in Manila's deadly drug war, he said on Tuesday.

Shooting from the hip: Trump and Duterte's fiery quotes

Manila - Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte meet Monday in Manila for their first official talks, an occasion that brings together two of the most outspoken statesmen of recent years.

Philippines' Duterte says he once stabbed someone to death

Danang - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila.

Philippines' Duterte says he once stabbed a person to death

Danang - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila.

Philippines' Duterte warns of 'revolutionary government'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a "revolutionary government" to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship.

Philippines' Duterte warns of 'revolutionary government'

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned he is prepared to establish a "revolutionary government" to fend off alleged efforts to oust him, fuelling fears of a looming dictatorship.

Thousands rally for and against Philippines' Duterte

Manila - Thousands of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's critics and supporters held rival rallies Thursday, taking emotional national debates over his deadly drug war and martial-law threats to the streets.

Philippines' Duterte says son will be killed if involved in drugs

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution.

Philippines' Duterte likens rights chief to paedophile

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has likened the nation's human rights commissioner to a "paedophile" for expressing concern over the police killing teenagers in the leader's ongoing war on drugs.
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