Rodrigo Duterte

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Arrested and killed over Bangladesh's war on drugs: Crackdown reflects Sheikh Hasina's growing authoritarian rule, say critics
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Arrested and killed over Bangladesh's war on drugs: Crackdown reflects Sheikh Hasina's growing authoritarian rule, say critics

Bangladesh police arrested Riazul Islam as he was walking home from his in-laws’ house. At 3:15 am, he was shot dead in a sandy field beside a set of railroad tracks north of Dhaka.

Rodrigo Duterte threatens to kill 100 Philippines police officers accused of corruption, abuse of power
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Rodrigo Duterte threatens to kill 100 Philippines police officers accused of corruption, abuse of power

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte threatened to kill 100 police officers accused of corruption and abuse of power

Prove God's existence with picture or selfie, and I will immediately resign, says Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte
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Prove God's existence with picture or selfie, and I will immediately resign, says Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.

John Oliver vs world leaders: From Rodrigo Duterte to Xi Jinping, heads of state who got the Last Week Tonight treatment
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John Oliver vs world leaders: From Rodrigo Duterte to Xi Jinping, heads of state who got the Last Week Tonight treatment

John Oliver's latest story on Xi Jinping led to his ban in China. But this is not the first time a government or a foreign leader has reacted in this manner.

Rodrigo Duterte calls God 'stupid', faces backlash from Catholic Church for 'completely inappropriate' remarks
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Rodrigo Duterte calls God 'stupid', faces backlash from Catholic Church for 'completely inappropriate' remarks

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 president Rodrigo Duterte faces growing outrage after calling God 'stupid' in Catholic nation
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Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte faces growing outrage after calling God 'stupid' in Catholic nation

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.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words over treatment of domestic workers
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte apologises to Kuwait for 'harsh' words over treatment of domestic workers

The spat began when a murdered maid was found in her employer's freezer, prompting Duterte to lash out at the "inhuman" treatment of migrant workers

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says Kuwait work ban is 'permanent' as diplomatic standoff intensifies
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte says Kuwait work ban is 'permanent' as diplomatic standoff intensifies

Duterte said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers

Rodrigo Duterte praises Kim Jong-un for pledging to work with Moon Jae-in, says he is now 'hero of everybody'
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Rodrigo Duterte praises Kim Jong-un for pledging to work with Moon Jae-in, says he is now 'hero of everybody'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whom he had previously called a “fool”, is now the “hero of everybody”, after Kim pledged to work with Seoul for “complete denuclearisation” of the peninsula

Philippines demands explanation after Kuwait expels Manila envoy, terms move as 'deeply disturbing'
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Philippines demands explanation after Kuwait expels Manila envoy, terms move as 'deeply disturbing'

The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer in Kuwait earlier this year.

Kuwait expels Philippines envoy, recalls own diplomat from Manila amid rising tensions over treatment of domestic workers
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Kuwait expels Philippines envoy, recalls own diplomat from Manila amid rising tensions over treatment of domestic workers

Kuwait said on Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its own envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sets 60-day timeframe for peace talks with communist rebels
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sets 60-day timeframe for peace talks with communist rebels

Duterte said he had set a window for peace talks he is seeking to revive with communist guerrillas, urging the rebels’ exiled leader to hammer out a deal

Philippines criticises Facebook's choice of independent fact-checkers meant to prevent the spread of fake news
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Philippines criticises Facebook's choice of independent fact-checkers meant to prevent the spread of fake news

Research has shown Filipinos to be among the most active social media users in the world, spending an average of 4 hours a day on platforms like Facebook.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte urges lawmakers to fast-track impeachment of top judge Maria Lourdes Sereno
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte urges lawmakers to fast-track impeachment of top judge Maria Lourdes Sereno

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday lawmakers must "fast-track" the impeachment of the nations top judge, further stacking the odds against her staying in office.

Philippines drug war: President Rodrigo Duterte calls UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein 'empty-headed'
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Philippines drug war: President Rodrigo Duterte calls UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein 'empty-headed'

Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN human rights chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of the drug war

Senior UN official slams Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for mistreating envoys, says he needs 'psychiatric evaluation'
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Senior UN official slams Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte for mistreating envoys, says he needs 'psychiatric evaluation'

The UN human rights chief said that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who has launched profanity-laced diatribes against United Nations rapporteurs, needs "psychiatric evaluation"

As US, Vietnam bolster military ties, USS Carl Vinson's arrival in Danang represents show of strength amid South China Sea tensions
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As US, Vietnam bolster military ties, USS Carl Vinson's arrival in Danang represents show of strength amid South China Sea tensions

A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea

Rodrigo Duterte says Philippines in talks with Chinese state firm on joint exploration of South China Sea
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Rodrigo Duterte says Philippines in talks with Chinese state firm on joint exploration of South China Sea

The Philippines said on Thursday it is in talks with a Chinese state firm for a joint South China Sea energy resource exploration and extraction.

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte orders soldiers to shoot women rebels in vagina, draws ire of human rights groups
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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte orders soldiers to shoot women rebels in vagina, draws ire of human rights groups

Human Rights Watch said Duterte's remark, uttered last week before supposedly surrendered communist rebels, is the latest of Duterte's "series of misogynist, derogatory and demeaning statement

Rodrigo Duterte calls human rights activists a 'noisy bunch', says he 'pities' Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya criticism
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Rodrigo Duterte calls human rights activists a 'noisy bunch', says he 'pities' Aung San Suu Kyi for Rohingya criticism

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said he pities Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for being in the storm of international criticism over her handling of the Rohingya refugee crisis