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Manila ‘concerned’ over US branding Duterte a threat to democracy

Philippines president not an autocrat, spokesman says as he brands intelligence community assessment ‘myopic and speculative at best’ Manila: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the US intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in south-east …

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‘Bombing and shelling never stops in Ghouta’

Amnesty International says “flagrant war crimes” are being committed in eastern Ghouta, despite it being in a “de-escalation zone”. More than 290 people have died over two days of escalating violence in the rebel-held enclave as the country’s devastating seven-year war rages on. Mouayad Mohildeen, a 29-year-old father-of-two, spoke to …

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