Rodrigo Duterte

The killing fields of the Philippines: what’s going on?
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In Depth

The killing fields of the Philippines: what’s going on?

Amnesty International calls for UN investigation as thousands are killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs
8 Jul 2019
Duterte: ‘I was gay’ and his other outrageous comments
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In Depth

Duterte: ‘I was gay’ and his other outrageous comments

Philippines strongman claims he ‘cured’ himself of homosexuality
5 Jun 2019
Duterte calls women ‘bitches’ at gender equality event
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In Brief

Duterte calls women ‘bitches’ at gender equality event

Philippines president rebukes audience of female police and military officers for criticising him
13 Mar 2019
Sri Lanka hiring hangmen as drug war escalates
Noose, Hangman
In Brief

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen as drug war escalates

Executioners needed as President Maithripala Sirisena ends moratorium on capital punishment
14 Feb 2019
Philippines president backs plan to change country’s name
Rodrigo Duterte
In Brief

Philippines president backs plan to change country’s name

Rodrigo Duterte says current name is a legacy of Spanish colonisers
12 Feb 2019
Second Philippine mayor gunned down in 24 hours
A mural of Rodrigo Duterte watches over a demonstration against drug war killings
In Brief

Second Philippine mayor gunned down in 24 hours

Opposition blames ‘culture of violence’ created by President Duterte’s brutal war on drugs
4 Jul 2018
Duterte sparks anger by calling God ‘stupid son of a bitch’
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In Depth

Duterte sparks anger by calling God ‘stupid son of a bitch’

Outspoken Philippine president rules a largely Catholic population
26 Jun 2018

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Rodrigo Duterte steps up his bloody drug war
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Rodrigo Duterte steps up his bloody drug war

Police in the Philippines shoot dead 13 people and arrest 100 more in a single day
22 Mar 2018
Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte calls for ICC mass exodus
Rodrigo Duterte
In Brief

Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte calls for ICC mass exodus

‘Trump of the East’ has withdrawn from court after it launched an inquiry into extrajudicial killings
19 Mar 2018
Is Rodrigo Duterte the ‘Trump of the East’?
Rodrigo Duterte
In Depth

Is Rodrigo Duterte the ‘Trump of the East’?

Filipino president is also known for his ‘tough talking’, but human rights abuses separate him from US counterpart
13 Nov 2017
President Duterte: ‘Kill my son if drug rumours are true’
Paolo Duterte has been accused of being involved in organised crime
In Brief

President Duterte: ‘Kill my son if drug rumours are true’

Paolo Duterte, son of the Philippines President, is accused of gang activity and importing drugs
21 Sep 2017
Most controversial world leaders, in their own words
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In Depth

Most controversial world leaders, in their own words

Donald Trump's tweets pale in comparison to some leaders' boasts of murder and corruption
3 Jul 2017
Villains of 2016
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In Depth

Villains of 2016

Some of the faces that have been cropping up this year for all the wrong reasons
27 Dec 2016
Week in pictures: 15-21 October
Arizona Cardinals fans wear masks of presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at an NFL game
In Depth

Week in pictures: 15-21 October

From Rodrigo Duterte's China visit to Tracy Brabin's by-election win, these are the images of the last seven days
23 Oct 2016
Philippines President likens himself to Hitler
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In Brief

Philippines President likens himself to Hitler

Leader says he would be 'happy' if his campaign against drug dealers was as effective as the Holocaust
30 Sep 2016
Man arrested for climbing Trump Tower with suction cups
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In Brief

Man arrested for climbing Trump Tower with suction cups

Twenty-year-old climbed for hours before police hauled him through broken window - and other tall tales
11 Aug 2016
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