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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.

Duterte's son denies Philippine drug smuggling claims

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's son and son-in-law denied allegations Thursday that they belonged to a drug trafficking gang, with the explosive claims raising questions about the government's bloody anti-narcotics crackdown.

Philippines' Duterte backs police in 'drug' mayor killings

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday defended a police raid that killed a mayor whom he had linked to narcotics trafficking along with 14 others.

Philippine mayor linked to drugs killed in raid: police

Manila - A Philippine mayor accused of involvement in narcotics trafficking was shot dead along with 11 other people in a police raid Sunday, the latest official to be killed in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

Philippines' Duterte vows unrelenting drug war

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vowed Monday to press on with his drug war that has claimed thousands of lives, as he urged lawmakers to endorse "eye-for-an-eye" death penalties.

Philippines' Duterte makes fresh rape joke

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte made a new joke about rape on Friday, saying he would congratulate a rapist who could carry out the crime even knowing he would die.

Police charged with Philippine mayor's murder back on duty

Manila - Philippine policemen accused of killing a town mayor when he was in jail on drugs charges are back on duty, an official said Thursday, in a case cited as a sign of growing impunity under President Rodrigo Duterte.

Philippines' Duterte rides high after 'rough' first year

Manila - Rodrigo Duterte ends his first year as Philippine president on Friday as a hugely popular leader, after taking Filipinos on a promised "rough ride" of drug war killings and foreign policy U-turns.

Year of fear, but no quick win in Philippine drug war

Manila - Meth addict Reyjin is still able to score on the frontlines of the Philippines' drug war, living proof that a year of fear has failed to kill the illegal narcotics trade as promised.

Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn from public duties this week because he is tired and needs to "rejuvenate", his spokesman said Thursday as government forces battled Islamist militants in the biggest crisis of his rule.

Duterte takes a rest as Philippine city burns

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn from public duties this week because he is tired and needs to "rejuvenate", his spokesman said Thursday as government forces battled Islamist militants in the biggest crisis of his rule.
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