Rodrigo Duterte

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A pedestrian  walks past a wall carrying a message highlighting Malaysia’s mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph:   Tengku Bahar/AFP/Getty Images

The case of Muhammad Lukman Mohamad ignited outrage in August, when he received a death sentence in Malaysia for selling medicinal cannabis oil to ca(...)

Senator Lindsey Graham  speaks to reporters after the final vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court on Saturday. The process brings to completion Graham’s transformation from Trump critic to Trump lackey. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was an especially ugly episode of a reality-show presidency that degrades almost eve(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said he had no intention of ending his war on drugs any time soon. File photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted for the first time to authorising extrajudicial killings as part of his war on drugs in the Philippines. Mr D(...)

Waves crash beside Hung Hom Promenade and Hung Hom Ferry Pier amid Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong. Photograph: Pcmarriotthk/Youtube/Reuters

Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China after lashing the northern Philippines. Strong winds and heavy rain have left at least 64 people(...)

Satellite image shows Typhoon Mangkhut heading towards the Philippines. Photograph: Agustin Paullier/NOAA/RAMMB/AFP/Getty Images

Philippine authorities started to evacuate thousands of people from coastal areas on Thursday as a super typhoon with winds of more than 205km/h bore (...)

The  Philippine  navy  simulating a rescue  during a navy anniversary celebration in Manila. President Rodrigo  Duterte has said he would go to war over his country’s rights to resources in the South China Sea  area. Photograph: EPA

China has urged the US to stop “causing trouble” in disputed territories in the South China Sea after US warships sailed near the Paracel Islands clai(...)

In closing the island to visitors,  Dutertewas responding to numerous government inspections following his criticism in February of sanitary conditions on the island. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A decision by the Philippines to close the holiday hotspot of Boracay, which President Rodrigo Duterte has called a “cesspool”, prompted airlines Thur(...)

A file image from February this year showing Jessica Demafelis, the sister of Joanna Demafelis who was found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, crying  as  her sister’s remains arrive in the Philippines. Photograph: AP

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Lebanese man and his wife to death after they were convicted in absentia of killing a Filipina maid in a case that tri(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said the ICC had shown a “brazen ignorance of the law”.  Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte is to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after it opened a crimes against humanity investigation int(...)

 Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. “He’s sick and tired of being accused,” said Mr Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque. File photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have opened a preliminary examination into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, whic(...)

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