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Philippines' Duterte says wants death penalty for revenge

Manila - Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at "stupid" human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and emphasised the death penalty was for retribution.

Philippine Church alarmed by police killings after election

Manila - Catholic Church leaders in the Philippines expressed alarm Monday at a sharp rise in police killings of suspected criminals since the election of a firebrand president who has vowed a bloody war on crime.

China blamed for ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

Manila - Chinese pressure was blamed Thursday for a stunning diplomatic U-turn by Southeast Asian Nations that saw them retract a statement sounding alarm over Beijing's island building in the South China Sea.

Philippines' Aquino says aiming to rescue Abu Sayyaf hostages

Manila - Philippine's outgoing President Benigno Aquino insisted Wednesday a Norwegian man and other hostages being held by Islamic extremists on a remote southern island could be rescued, after the militants beheaded a second Canadian captive.

Facebook 'declares war' in Philippine flag gaffe

Manila - Facebook has apologised for accidentally declaring the Philippines was in a state of war, in what was meant to be an innocuous flag tribute for Independence Day.

Philippines confirms second Canadian hostage beheaded

Manila - Philippine authorities on Tuesday confirmed that Muslim extremist guerrillas had beheaded a second Canadian hostage, as they defended their inability to save him despite months of pursuit.

Canadian hostage likely killed in Philippines: Trudeau

Ottawa - The Canadian government has "every reason to believe" that one of its citizens kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly nine months ago has been killed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.

Philippine protesters say harassed by Chinese during flag stunt

Manila - Filipino protesters said Monday that Chinese coastguard ships blocked and sprayed them with water as they sailed to a disputed South China Sea shoal to plant a Philippine flag for independence day.

Philippine protesters say harassed by Chinese during flag stunt

Manila - Filipino protesters said Monday that Chinese coastguard ships blocked and sprayed them with water as they sailed to a disputed South China Sea shoal to plant a Philippine flag for independence day.

Philippine protesters say harassed by Chinese during flag stunt

Manila - Filipino protesters said Monday that Chinese coastguard ships blocked and sprayed them with water as they sailed to a disputed South China Sea shoal to plant a Philippine flag for independence day.

Philippines' Duterte does not endorse summary killings: Spokesman

Manila - Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte does not endorse extrajudicial killings, his spokesman said Saturday after scathing criticism from the UN chief over his plans for thousands of people to die in an unprecedented war on crime.

Philippine militants release four Malaysian sailors: Military

Manila - Four Malaysian sailors held for more than two months by a notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines were released on Wednesday, the Philippine military said.

Philippines' Duterte extremely 'irresponsible': UN experts

Geneva - UN rights experts on Monday urged the Philippines' president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to stop instigating deadly violence, especially against journalists, slamming his comments as dangerously irresponsible.

Philippines' Duterte urges public to kill criminals

Manila - The Philippines' president elect Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to join his anti-crime crackdown, offering people huge bounties for killing drug dealers.

Philippines' Duterte urges public to kill criminals

Manila - The Philippines' president elect Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to join his anti-crime crackdown, offering people huge bounties for killing drug dealers.

Philippines' Duterte urges public to kill criminals

Manila - The Philippines' president elect Rodrigo Duterte urged the public to join his anti-crime crackdown, offering people huge bounties for killing drug dealers.

Duterte fans party after landslide Philippines election win

Davao - The Philippine city of Davao was in party mode on Saturday to celebrate the election of its most famous son, Rodrigo Duterte, as the country's next president.

Philippine police win first kill bounties for drug traffickers

Manila - A Philippine politician said he had given more than $3,000 to police officers for killing drug traffickers, the first such rewards since president-elect Rodrigo Duterte promoted bounties for slain criminals.

Philippine police win first kill bounties for drug traffickers

Manila - A Philippine politician said he had given more than $3,000 to police officers for killing drug traffickers, the first such rewards since president-elect Rodrigo Duterte promoted bounties for slain criminals.

Philippine police win first kill bounties for drug traffickers

Manila - A Philippine politician said he had given more than $3,000 to police officers for killing drug traffickers, the first such rewards since president-elect Rodrigo Duterte promoted bounties for slain criminals.

Philippines' Duterte vents anger at UN in expletive-laced tirade

Manila - Controversial Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-laced tirade against the United Nations while criticising it for being too weak to fix problems in the Middle East and Africa.

Philippines' Duterte vents anger at UN in expletive-laced tirade

Manila - Controversial Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-laced tirade against the United Nations while criticising it for being too weak to fix problems in the Middle East and Africa.

Philippines' Duterte vents anger at UN in expletive-laced tirade

Manila - Controversial Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte has launched a profanity-laced tirade against the United Nations while criticising it for being too weak to fix problems in the Middle East and Africa.

Philippines' Duterte says unable to protect journalists from killers

Davao - Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned journalists on Thursday he would be unable to guarantee their safety, brushing off criticism over his previous comments that murdered corrupt reporters deserved their fate.

China FM berates Canadian journalist over human rights

Ottawa - China's foreign minister berated a Canadian journalist on Wednesday for questioning Beijing's human rights record, saying she had "no right to speak" about the issue.

Outrage after Duterte justifies Philippine journalists' murders

Manila - Media groups expressed outrage Wednesday at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of killing corrupt journalists, warning his comments could incite more murders in a nation already one of the world's most dangerous for reporters.

Outrage after Duterte justifies Philippine journalists' murders

Manila - Media groups expressed outrage Wednesday at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of killing corrupt journalists, warning his comments could incite more murders in a nation already one of the world's most dangerous for reporters.

Outrage after Duterte justifies Philippine journalists' murders

Manila - Media groups expressed outrage Wednesday at Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte's endorsement of killing corrupt journalists, warning his comments could incite more murders in a nation already one of the world's most dangerous for reporters.

Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

Manila - Rodrigo Duterte snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president on Monday, reinforcing his image as a maverick outsider intent on challenging the nation's political establishment.

Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

Manila - Rodrigo Duterte snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president on Monday, reinforcing his image as a maverick outsider intent on challenging the nation's political establishment.
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