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'I was being sarcastic': Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton over 'rape joke' criticism - Newsline;

'I was being sarcastic': Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton over 'rape joke' criticism - Newsline

Newsline'I was being sarcastic': Duterte hits back at Chelsea Clinton over 'rape joke' criticismNewslinePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, for her criticism of comments the Filipino leader made about rape. In an expletive-filled attack, Duterte asked if Clinton was ...and more »

Philippine president attacks Chelsea Clinton over rape comment criticism in obscene rant - AOL;

Philippine president attacks Chelsea Clinton over rape comment criticism in obscene rant - AOL

AOLPhilippine president attacks Chelsea Clinton over rape comment criticism in obscene rantAOLPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte attacked the daughter of former President Bill Clinton after he was criticized over a joke he made about his troops raping women, and he questioned whether she was just as incensed with her father after news ...and more »

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues - SFGate;

Civilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continues - SFGate

SFGateCivilians seek food, water as Philippines siege continuesSFGateMARAWI, Philippines — There was food and water — welcome commodities amid the frequent tears. There was, finally, safety, at least for the moment. And there were stories — stories of things that mothers and fathers hope never happen to their families.and more »

Philippine President Says Rape Comment Was 'Sarcasm' - benarnews;

Philippine President Says Rape Comment Was 'Sarcasm' - benarnews

benarnewsPhilippine President Says Rape Comment Was 'Sarcasm'benarnewsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte (second from left) attends the 119th anniversary of the Philippine Navy in the southern city of Davao, May 31, 2017. AFP. Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he was “being sarcastic” when he told ...and more »

Rebels resisting troops with stolen weapons in Marawi - The Straits Times;

Rebels resisting troops with stolen weapons in Marawi - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesRebels resisting troops with stolen weapons in MarawiThe Straits TimesPhilippine troops escorting rescued civilians at a village on the outskirts of Marawi City in Mindanao yesterday. Soldiers have killed 89 militants during more than a week of urban battles.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE. Soldiers helping children down ...and more »

Marawi issue a cause for worry - The Straits Times

Marawi issue a cause for worryThe Straits TimesFor more than a week now, some 100 Muslim militants have managed to hold off government forces many times their size in Marawi City, in the southern Philippines. They seized large parts of the city, regarded as the heartland of the Islamic faith in the ...and more »

'Foreign jihadis fighting with Maute in Marawi' - ABS-CBN News;

'Foreign jihadis fighting with Maute in Marawi' - ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN News'Foreign jihadis fighting with Maute in Marawi'ABS-CBN NewsMARAWI CITY - Dozens of foreign jihadis have fought side-by-side with Islamic State sympathizers against security forces in the southern Philippines over the past week, evidence that the restive region is fast becoming an Asian hub for the ultra ...and more »

Philippines army battles IS-linked group in southern city - The Financial Express;

Philippines army battles IS-linked group in southern city - The Financial Express

The Financial ExpressPhilippines army battles IS-linked group in southern cityThe Financial ExpressThe latest deaths raise the overall death toll to more than 40 from the urban fighting, which has sparked an exodus of Marawi residents and prompted President Duterte to declare martial rule in the south. De Guia added that the country has legislation ...and more »

Christians Caught in Crossfire in Philippine Army's Operation Against Jihadis - Christian Post;

Christians Caught in Crossfire in Philippine Army's Operation Against Jihadis - Christian Post

Christian PostChristians Caught in Crossfire in Philippine Army's Operation Against JihadisChristian PostThe ongoing clashes between the army and Islamic rebels in the southern Philippines have raised concerns whether the dreaded Islamic State (ISIS) has found its way to the Southeast Asian nation and if the island of Mindanao will become a regional ...and more »

Philippine Military Urges Militants to Surrender - Financial Tribune;

Philippine Military Urges Militants to Surrender - Financial Tribune

Financial TribunePhilippine Military Urges Militants to SurrenderFinancial TribuneThe Philippine military is urging militants occupying a southern city to turn themselves in, as the brutal conflict that has left over 100 people dead enters its eighth day. The government says it is close to retaking Marawi City from the Maute group ...and more »

Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants - The Spokesman-Review;

Philippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militants - The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-ReviewPhilippines vows to save hostages as fight corners militantsThe Spokesman-ReviewDisplaced residents of Marawi city rest at an evacuation center in Balo-i township, Lanao del Norte province in southern Philippines Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Tens of thousands of residents are now housed in different evacuation centers as government ...and more »

Duterte Responds To Chelsea Clinton With Dad's Scandal - Opposing Views;

Duterte Responds To Chelsea Clinton With Dad's Scandal - Opposing Views

Opposing ViewsDuterte Responds To Chelsea Clinton With Dad's ScandalOpposing ViewsPhilippines President Rodrigo Duterte used former U.S. President Bill Clinton's impeachment scandal to respond to criticism from former first daughter Chelsea Clinton. During an address to the Philippines Navy May 31, Duterte brought up Mr. Clinton's ...and more »

Priest says he and 200 others held hostage in Philippines - New Jersey Herald;

Priest says he and 200 others held hostage in Philippines - New Jersey Herald

New Jersey HeraldPriest says he and 200 others held hostage in PhilippinesNew Jersey HeraldThis image made from undated militant video which could not be independently verified shows Father Teresito Suganob. In a video apparently taken under duress, Father Teresito Suganob, a Catholic priest in Marawi, Philippines, who was taken hostage by ...and more »

Philippine troops kill 89 Islamist militants - Kuwait Times;

Philippine troops kill 89 Islamist militants - Kuwait Times

Kuwait TimesPhilippine troops kill 89 Islamist militantsKuwait TimesAbout Us · Contact Us · Rate Card · Job Vacancies. Philippine troops kill 89 Islamist militants. Philippine Marines smile at the media near the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City in southern Philippines May 30, 2017. — Reuters pic – See more at: ...and more »

Philippines says militants keep up week-long fight with prisoners, looted guns - Arab News;

Philippines says militants keep up week-long fight with prisoners, looted guns - Arab News

Arab NewsPhilippines says militants keep up week-long fight with prisoners, looted gunsArab NewsPhilippine troops escort rescued civilians at a village on the outskirts of Marawi City on Wednesday. (AFP). MARAWI, Philippines: A week-long assault by extremists in a southern Philippine city is being fueled with stolen weapons and ammunition and ...and more »

Martial law alone cannot solve problems in southern Philippines - South China Morning Post;

Martial law alone cannot solve problems in southern Philippines - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostMartial law alone cannot solve problems in southern PhilippinesSouth China Morning PostThe Philippines' constitution allows the country's leader to declare martial law in only two circumstances: invasion and rebellion. President Rodrigo Duterte pointed to the latter when putting all of the southern island of Mindanao under military rule ...and more »

Duterte threatens to arest Reds anew - The Manila Times;

Duterte threatens to arest Reds anew - The Manila Times

The Manila TimesDuterte threatens to arest Reds anewThe Manila TimesPRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday warned that he might be forced to order the arrest of communist leaders if their recent move to intensify offensives against the government amid martial law in Mindanao leads to a “breakdown” in security ...and more »

Foreign fighters killed in battle for Philippine city - MWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)

Foreign fighters killed in battle for Philippine cityMWC News (satire) (registration) (blog)Malaysians, Indonesian, and possibly Arabs killed after fierce fight for the southern city of Marawi. The Philippine military chief says three Malaysians, an Indonesian, and possibly Arab fighters have been killed in a southern city that armed groups ...and more »

Philippine President Roderigo Duerte tells Maoist rebels stop f****** with the government - Daily Star;

Philippine President Roderigo Duerte tells Maoist rebels stop f****** with the government - Daily Star

Daily StarPhilippine President Roderigo Duerte tells Maoist rebels stop f****** with the governmentDaily StarPresident Duerte said of ISIS: "They are trying to correct the way of living for everybody. They do it by killing people, invoking the name of God and that is a very terrible ideology.” Government troops FIGHT BACK to drive ISIS-linked Jihadis out of ...and more »

Manila axes communist talks - ASEAN Economist;

Manila axes communist talks - ASEAN Economist

ASEAN EconomistManila axes communist talksASEAN EconomistThe Philippines has formally called off peace talks with communist insurgents, after the parties failed to end a dispute over a rebel order to step up attacks. “We are maintaining the decision made not to participate in the fifth round of talks ...and more »