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Malacañang on Friday defended the President's joke, saying the people of Visayas and Mindanao are "more liberal" in their standard for what is offensive. I was mad she was raped but she was so lovely. This was not the first time Duterte has appeared to demean women. "This is politics", he wrote. In another comment on sexual assault a year ago, Duterte reportedly said that raping a Miss Universe was okay.
  • President Responds to Trump Bashing at McCain Funeral

    President Responds to Trump Bashing at McCain Funeral

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    In his remarks, Mr Obama echoed the sentiment of Ms McCain, noting that he had frequently sparred with the late senator during his presidency, but praising him as a patriot devoted to the USA and belief in the country as an unwavering symbol of good in the world.
  • Brazil court deciding on fate of da Silva's presidential bid

    Brazil court deciding on fate of da Silva's presidential bid

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    Judge Admar Gonzaga, who as a lawyer worked for Lula's handpicked successor Dilma Rousseff's 2010 election , cast the decisive vote in the 6-1 decision that sealed the leftist icon's ejection from the presidential election. "This is a week that will shame the judiciary forever", the party said in a statement to The Guardian , arguing that the clean slate law only banned candidates after all appeals processes were exhausted.
  • Trump Shocks Khan, Stops 300 Million USD Fund

    Trump Shocks Khan, Stops 300 Million USD Fund

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    But US officials accuse Islamabad of ignoring or even collaborating with groups, which attack Afghanistan from safe havens along the border between the two countries. Another official said: "We have not contacted the USA on the aid and will not do so". He stated stalemate persisted in Pak-US ties during tenure of Nawaz-led Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz's government.
  • Nigeria, China to sign $328 million agreement on ICT

    Nigeria, China to sign $328 million agreement on ICT

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    The vision of the China-Africa relations is anchored on a desire for a shared future where all nations can prosper through cooperation and mutually beneficial partnerships. Rwanda is also angling to start financing discussions for the Isaka to Kigali stretch of the line from Tanzania. Some Chinese manufacturers are expanding to Africa, but the bulk of Chinese investment goes into mining or construction of roads and other infrastructure.
  • Pentagon moves to scrap US$300 million in aid to Pakistan

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    The United States' South Asia strategy encompasses Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, the Central Asian nations and parts of Southeast Asia, and is aimed at strengthening American security. Mattis chose not to, a USA official told Reuters . This is in addition to another $500 million in aid that was withdrawn earlier this year at the behest of the US Congress .
  • Suu Kyi should have resigned: UN rights chief

    Suu Kyi should have resigned: UN rights chief

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    Aung San Suu Kyi won her prize in 1991 for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. "She could have stayed quiet - or even better, she could have resigned."There was no need for her to be the spokesperson of the Burmese military", he said, suggesting: "She could have said look, you know, I am prepared to be the nominal leader of the country but not under these conditions".
  • Bobi Wine blocked from leaving Uganda to seek treatment

    Bobi Wine blocked from leaving Uganda to seek treatment

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    We understand Bobi Wine is now at Entebbe airport on his way out of the country. I will soon tell you what exactly happened to me since 13th August and what is next. "Given the fact that he is on bail, the police is concerned and await for guidance from the relevant government department", the police said in a statement.
  • Global shares extend fall on Trump trade threats

    Global shares extend fall on Trump trade threats

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    A report that Trump is planning to impose tariffs on a further $200 billion of Chinese imports as soon as next week jolted trading floors in Europe and Asia. Oil prices fell. Brent crude oil traded over half a percent lower at $77.33 a barrel while US crude fell 0.3 percent at $70.01 a barrel, little changed from previous close.
  • Barack Obama Eulogy at John McCain Funeral

    Barack Obama Eulogy at John McCain Funeral

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    Hailing his friend as "an extraordinary man", warrior and patriot who embodied what is best in America, Democrat Obama said McCain "made us better presidents - just as he made the Senate better, just as he made the country better". President Trump was not invited , but Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were in attendance. Bush said that McCain was "honest, no matter whom it offended", adding that " presidents were not spared ".
  • Biden laments Senate's division in eulogy for McCain

    Biden laments Senate's division in eulogy for McCain

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    When offered a chance at early release, McCain refused to be repatriated before other American detainees who had been held longer than he, out of respect for the POW code of conduct. But it was his military service, punctuated by years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, that molded McCain's political life. Trump obtained deferments for his college education and a foot ailment.
  • Blast kills pro-Moscow rebel leader in east Ukraine

    Blast kills pro-Moscow rebel leader in east Ukraine

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    The death of Alexander Zakharchenko , prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, underlined the dismal prospects for resolving the conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people. But most of the agreement's provisions remain unfulfilled and clashes break out sporadically. The separatists have been dogged by infighting that has sometimes turned violent.
  • Iranian minister visits Pakistan but support from Islamabad likely to be limited

    Iranian minister visits Pakistan but support from Islamabad likely to be limited

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    In their talks with Pakistani officials, the delegation will "make very clear what we have to do, all of our nations, in meeting our common foe - the terrorists", Mr. The visiting minister also highlighted the new opportunities in Pakistan for trade and investment. Earlier, the Japanese minister also held talks with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and expressed his desire to further strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Japan.
  • Iran dismisses French restriction on its diplomats to travel to Iran

    Iran dismisses French restriction on its diplomats to travel to Iran

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    Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei clearly stated that the nuclear deal was just a different means of trying to resolve the countries economy but not the goal of achieving this stability. Separately, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said special prosecutors would swiftly deal with economic crime, including profiteering from foreign exchange and gold dealings, illegal imports of luxury cars and price gouging on imported goods such as mobile phones, state media said.
  • Pakistan Islamists protest over Geert Wilders contest to draw Prophet Muhammad

    Pakistan Islamists protest over Geert Wilders contest to draw Prophet Muhammad

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    Images of the Prophet Muhammad are traditionally forbidden in Islam, and caricatures are regarded by most Muslims as deeply offensive. In Pakistan, such blasphemy is punishable by death and the mere accusation of it can cause lynchings. In Afghanistan, the Taliban urged Afghan soldiers on Thursday to attack Dutch troops serving in the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in retaliation for what it called a blasphemous action and a hostile act by the Netherlands against all Muslims.
  • Kenyatta calls for establishment of framework for better cooperation with Britain

    Kenyatta calls for establishment of framework for better cooperation with Britain

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    The Visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May has assured Kenya of continued access to the UK's markets under the current duty free arrangement, even after Brexit which takes effect on March 29 2019. Uhuru Kenyatta told Mrs May he was pleased she had "found time" for his country during her fast-paced trip aimed at boosting Britain's post-Brexit trade prospects.
  • Man suing couple who raised $400,000 for him

    Man suing couple who raised $400,000 for him

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    A USA couple who raised more than US$400,000 (NZ$605,000) for a homeless man after he used his last US$20 to fill up the petrol tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia must now turn over what's left of the cash. It was featured in national newspapers, including The Post. They later appeared on shows like " Good Morning America " and were interviewed by the BBC .
  • British mother has apprehension attacks in Iran jail

    British mother has apprehension attacks in Iran jail

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    Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe was taken ill a week after she was reunited with her daughter Gabriella during a three-day release that was not granted the requested extension. "I think it feels like the physical symptoms of crushing disappointment since she went back into prison". During the panic attacks she experienced low blood pressure, strong headaches, a rash affecting her entire body, and numbness in her legs and her right arm.
  • NY Times: Trump sought to buy dirt held by National Enquirer

    NY Times: Trump sought to buy dirt held by National Enquirer

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    All of his criminal counts were related to his work with and for Trump, and that included payments made by Cohen to silence the woman who allegedly had affairs with the president. Per the Times , Cohen discussed buying all the publication's dirt with Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg . Trump, Cohen and American Media Inc (AMI), the parent company of the Enquirer , stayed mum on the report.
  • EU President announces plans to end Daylight Savings Time

    EU President announces plans to end Daylight Savings Time

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    More than 80% of European Union citizens wanted to abolish the EU's switch and favoured keeping the time used in summer for the whole year, Jean-Claude Juncker said on German television, adding he would put the plan to a debate among European Union commissioners.