Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

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Thailand: Maya Bay, made famous in 'The Beach', shut indefinitely

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.

2018 Pulitzer Prizes: #MeToo coverage, Kendrick Lamar and more

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'.

Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"

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.

Trump publicly calls for death penalty for drug dealers

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.

PM Modi meets Trump upon arriving in the Philippines

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.

Rahul likens Modi to Duterte: 'Both thrive on hatred'

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."

'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists

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".

100 Philippines police officers dismissed over drug charges

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.

Duterte warns rebels after scrapping ceasefire

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.

Police out, anti-narcotics agency takes over Philippines drug war

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.

Philippines temporarily halts war on drugs

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.

President Duterte at it again, calls US envoys spies

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.

Philippines President Duterte wants to charge staff of central bank

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."

UN rights chief: President Duterte must be probed for murder

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.

Philippines President Duterte hints at quitting

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".

Duterte: Trump makes me feel like a saint

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.

US Def Sec: US-Philippines military ties are intact

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."

Obama cancels meet with Philippines President

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.

Massive explosion at a night market in southern Philippines

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.