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Philippines' Duterte reignites martial law fears

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Thursday he may impose martial law and suspend elections for tens of thousands of local posts, fuelling concerns about democracy under his rule.

Philippines complains drug war reports hurting tourism

Bangkok - The Philippines's tourism secretary urged the media Wednesday to "tone down" coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly drug war, complaining that reports on extrajudicial killings were scaring away foreigners.

Chinese police 'admit torture' of dead suspect

Bejing - Police in central China's Henan province have issued a rare statement admitting that some officers may have tortured a suspect who died under detention, local media reported Tuesday.

Chinese police 'admit torture' of dead suspect

Bejing - Police in central China's Henan province have issued a rare statement admitting that some officers may have tortured a suspect who died under detention, local media reported Tuesday.

Chinese police 'admit torture' of dead suspect

Bejing - Police in central China's Henan province have issued a rare statement admitting that some officers may have tortured a suspect who died under detention, local media reported Tuesday.

Sri Lanka ex-leader's brother 'led death squad': court

Colombo - Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother Gotabhaya directed a top-secret death squad which targeted journalists and dissidents, a court was told Monday.

Sri Lanka ex-leader's brother 'led death squad': court

Colombo - Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother Gotabhaya directed a top-secret death squad which targeted journalists and dissidents, a court was told Monday.

Sri Lanka ex-leader's brother 'led death squad': court

Colombo - Former Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapakse's brother Gotabhaya directed a top-secret death squad which targeted journalists and dissidents, a court was told Monday.

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Nay Pyi Taw - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Nay Pyi Taw - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Philippines' Duterte calls European critics 'crazies'

Nay Pyi Taw - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has described European lawmakers as "crazies" in a salty-tongued rebuttal of criticism of his deadly drug war, while vowing again that all traffickers will be killed.

Guatemala asks Interpol to watch out for war crimes suspect

Guatemala City - Guatemala on Saturday asked Interpol to be on the lookout for a lawmaker accused of war crimes dating back to its 1960-1996 civil war.

Do US self-defense laws trigger more crime?

Washington - When Curtis Reeves shot to death a fellow movie spectator who threw popcorn at him, the police veteran reignited a heated debate in the United States over when self-protection is a legitimate defense.

Activist defiant in her quest for 'free, just' Zimbabwe

Harare - She bears scars from police beatings, has been arrested many times, detained for months, and become the first person to be convicted over mass anti-government protests last year.

Mexico authorities complicit in mass grave: prosecutor

Coatzacoalcos - The top prosecutor for the blood-stained Mexican state of Veracruz accused authorities here Thursday of being complicit in recently discovered mass graves containing at least 242 bodies.

US ready to quit UN rights council if no reform

New York - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told rights groups that the United States will quit the UN Human Rights Council unless it undergoes "considerable reform," according to a letter obtained by AFP on Wednesday.

Taiwan lesbian ordered to pay back groom

Taipei - A judgement against a gay woman who married a man because of pressure from her family has sparked criticism in Taiwan as the island moves closer to legalising same-sex marriage.

Aussie beer boycott over Christian gay marriage video

Sydney - Leading Australian brewery Coopers apologised Wednesday after pubs vowed a boycott over its links to a Christian organisation that featured its beer in a same-sex marriage debate.

Philippine vice president slams nation's drug war

Manila - Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday the nation's drug war had left Filipinos feeling "hopeless and helpless", with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions.

Philippine vice president slams nation's drug war

Manila - Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday the nation's drug war had left Filipinos feeling "hopeless and helpless", with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions.

Philippine vice president slams nation's drug war

Manila - Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday the nation's drug war had left Filipinos feeling "hopeless and helpless", with trust in the police eroded by thousands of summary executions.

Temer's government accused of shielding 'slavery'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Michel Temer's center-right government is facing accusations of trying to cover up exploitation of workers in conditions likened to modern-day slavery.

European media back plan for search engine payouts

Paris - European media groups voiced concern Tuesday that the European Union could ditch plans to force search engines like Google to pay them when their content is used.

Turkish court maintains top novelist's travel ban

Istanbul - A Turkish court on Tuesday kept a foreign travel ban in place against a top novelist charged with "terror propaganda" in a controversial case that has intensified concerns over freedom of speech.

Syria regime bombed Damascus water source: UN

Geneva - The Syrian government intentionally bombed the Ain al-Fijeh spring in December, leaving more than five million people in Damascus without access to water, a UN probe said Tuesday, as it branded the strike a "war crime".

Syria regime bombed Damascus water source: UN

Geneva - The Syrian government intentionally bombed the Ain al-Fijeh spring in December, leaving more than five million people in Damascus without access to water, a UN probe said Tuesday, as it branded the strike a "war crime".

Syria regime bombed Damascus water source: UN

Geneva - The Syrian government intentionally bombed the Ain al-Fijeh spring in December, leaving more than five million people in Damascus without access to water, a UN probe said Tuesday, as it branded the strike a "war crime".

Enduring pain for Philippine drug war widows

Manila - Sally Antonio is exhausted from working three jobs since police killed her husband and son, a typical Philippine drug war widow enduring a life sentence of impoverished misery.

Patricia Arquette at UN to push for ending gender pay gap

New York - Oscar winner Patricia Arquette on Monday helped launch a campaign at the United Nations to address the gender pay gap as Iceland said it would become the first country in the world to enforce wage equity.

Russian blogger goes on trial for hunting Pokemon in church

Moscow - Russia put a blogger on trial Monday on charges of offending religious believers and fomenting hatred by posting a video online that showed him hunting Pokemon in a church.
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