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Rodrigo Duterte, a former smoker himself, defies countrys powerful tobacco lobby to sign order that also outlaws vaping Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order banning smoking in public across the second-most populous country in south-east Asia, creating one of the regions strictest anti-tobacco laws. The ban, which carries a maximum penalty of […]

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US president enjoyed phone call with Philippines president, who is accused of overseeing the deaths of 7,000 people as part of his war on drugs US president Donald Trump has invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House during a phone call that also addressed concerns over North Korea, the White House said in […]

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Filipino lawyer Jude Sabio launches action over terrifying, gruesome and disastrous drug war that has left more than 7,000 people dead A Filipino lawyer has filed a complaint at the international criminal court (ICC) accusing president Rodrigo Duterte and 11 other Philippine officials of mass murder and crimes against humanity. In the first publicly known […]

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Booker prize winner says presidents rise is not a shock and race relations have improved very little, even under Obama When Donald Trump was being inaugurated, Paul Beatty was lying in bed with his wife, groggy with medication halfway around the world, in Jaipur, India. His book, The Sellout, Narendra] Modi here, [ Paul Beatty […]

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Philippine president repeats claims of killing suspected criminals when he was mayor of Davao City The Philippine president,repeated claims that he killed suspected criminals as he vowed no let-up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives. In an hour-long speech on Friday to Filipinos in Singapore, Duterte referred to international […]

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I want them out, says Rodrigo Duterte on visit to Japan, saying there will be an end to war games with US military The Philippine president, Japan, Duterte acknowledged that his recent remarks about Manilas military separation from the US had angered Washington, but said he was determined to pursue an independent foreign policy. I […]

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President-elect accuses bishops who criticised him for calling the pope a son of a whore of hypocrisy, saying they have asked him for favours The Philippines president-elect accused the Catholic church on Sunday of hypocrisy, saying the bishops who had condemned him during his campaign had been asking favours from the government. previously boasted of […]

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