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Thailand: Maya Bay, made famous in 'The Beach', shut indefinitely
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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.
2018 Pulitzer Prizes: #MeToo coverage, Kendrick Lamar and more
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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'.
Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"
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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.
Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers
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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.
PM Modi meets Trump upon arriving in the Philippines
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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.
Rahul likens Modi to Duterte: 'Both thrive on hatred'
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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."
'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists
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'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".
100 Philippines police officers dismissed over drug charges
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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.
Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire
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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.

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