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Duterte jokes he will 'go down' for rapes committed by soldiers under martial law on Mindanao island - ABC Online

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to reassure soldiers who might be accused of committing abuses under martial law and jokingly said that if any of them were to rape three women, he would personally claim responsibility for it.and more »

Trump Praises Duterte for Philippine Drug Crackdown in Call Transcript - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump praised President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem” in the island nation where the government has sanctioned gunning down suspects in the ...and more »

Duterte Declares Martial Law Over Chaos in Marawi, Philippines -

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines — ISIS-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshipers and raising the black flag of the group, authorities said Wednesday ...and more »

Philippines violence: IS-linked fighters 'among militants in Marawi' - BBC News

Foreign fighters believed to be linked to so-called Islamic State are among militants killed in a southern Philippine city, officials say. The military has been conducting air strikes in Marawi, on Mindanao island, after it was overrun by jihadists ...and more »

Trump praises Duterte's deadly drug war in leaked transcript - CNN

(CNN) US President Donald Trump told his Philippines' counterpart that he was doing a good job fighting an illegal drug epidemic in his country, an effort that has led to thousands of deaths and drawn international condemnation from human rights groups.and more »

Martial law declared in Philippines' south after IS-linked militant siege - ABC Online

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in the country's south for 60 days after an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State (IS) group. Key Points: Mr Duterte's martial law will last 60 days; Fighting broke out ...and more »

Trump praises Duterte for anti-drug campaign in call transcript - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a phone call last month for doing an “unbelievable job on the drug problem,” according to a leaked Philippine transcript, despite human rights ...and more »

Trump praised Duterte for "great job" on drugs, per transcript - Axios

A transcript of a phone call between President Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines made by the Philippines government, obtained by the Washington Post and published in full by the Intercept includes praise from Trump for Duterte's ...and more »

Trump Praised Duterte for “Unbelievable Job” on Drug Crackdown that Has Killed Thousands - Vanity Fair

Stunned White House officials raced to reassure Americans that the United States still cares about human rights after Donald Trump invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte—who has overseen thousands of extrajudicial killings in his brutal war on ...and more »

Thousands of residents flee Marawi as insurgents battle Philippines troops, raise Islamic State flag - ABC Online

The Philippines has mobilised attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance.and more »