Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte
04 Oct 2018
Thailand: Maya Bay, made famous in 'The Beach', shut indefinitely
The glittering Thai bay immortalized in the movie 'The Beach' will be closed indefinitely to allow it to recover from the impact of hordes of tourists, an official said yesterday, as a temporary ban on visitors expired.
17 Apr 2018
2018 Pulitzer Prizes: #MeToo coverage, Kendrick Lamar and more
Kendrick Lamar created history by becoming the first rap artist to receive the Pulitzer Award for Music on Monday, generally accorded to jazz and classical artists, for his album 'DAMN'.
04 Apr 2018
Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN Human Rights Chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of Philippines leader's deadly drug-war.
11 Mar 2018
Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers
During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania for a struggling Republican candidate, US President Donald Trump publicly praised countries that execute drug dealers.
12 Nov 2017
PM Modi meets Trump upon arriving in the Philippines
Upon arriving in the Philippines as part of a tour which will see him attend the 15th ASEAN-India Summit and the 12th East Asia Summit, PM Narendra Modi met several foreign leaders informally.
29 Sep 2017
Rahul likens Modi to Duterte: 'Both thrive on hatred'
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi has hit out at PM Narendra Modi by comparing him to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that they both "thrive on hatred and disrespect institutions."
24 Apr 2017
'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists
In some bizarre comments, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced he can be "50 times" more brutal than terrorists, and he could even "eat his liver".
13 Feb 2017
100 Philippines police officers dismissed over drug charges
Data revealed that at least 100 police officers in the Philippines were discharged from duty since the beginning of last year for drug abuse.
06 Feb 2017
Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at a news conference warned rebels that the military is ready to respond with airstrikes and and new offensives if Maoist rebels launch attacks.
01 Feb 2017
Police out, anti-narcotics agency takes over Philippines drug war
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman said the Philippines Drugs Enforcement Agency would run anti-drug operations in the country and the national police have been temporarily withdrawn from anti-drug operations.
31 Jan 2017
Philippines temporarily halts war on drugs
Philippines police chief Ronald dela Rosa put a temporary halt to the country's war on drugs, in an attempt to weed out corrupt police officers from the force.
30 Dec 2016
President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stoked controversy by accusing US envoys of the country of being spies for allegedly plotting his ouster; the US denied the allegations.
23 Dec 2016
Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank
On Thursday, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said to the governor of the central bank, "I will give you a whack."
21 Dec 2016
UN rights chief: President Duterte must be probed for murder
After President Duterte's confession of having killed criminals in the past, UN rights chief urged the Philippines to investigate him for murder.
15 Dec 2016
Philippines President Duterte hints at quitting
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte hinted at possibly quitting as President, saying "I don't need it at my age".
09 Dec 2016
Duterte: Trump makes me feel like a saint
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he felt like a saint after his congratulatory phone conversation with Donald Trump; Trump heaped praises on Duterte for his deadly war on drugs in the Philippines.
30 Sep 2016
US Def Sec: US-Philippines military ties are intact
Against the backdrop of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's unsavoury language toward US President Obama and Philippines' recent announcement of ending joint military drills with the US, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter clarified that US-Philippine military ties were "iron-clad."
06 Sep 2016
Obama cancels meet with Philippines President
Barack Obama was scheduled to meet the Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte; this would've been their first meeting.
03 Sep 2016
Massive explosion at a night market in southern Philippines
An explosion at a night market in Davao killed at least 14 people and injured 70, according to local news agencies.