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MANILA (WASHINGTON POST) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made a solemn promise: no more swearing.
Mr Duterte, who famously cursed the Pope and used a slang term that translates as “son of a whore” in reference to President Barack Obama, was flying back from Japan late on Thursday (Oct 27), looking at a vast expanse of sky, listening to his colleagues snore, when he heard a voice say, “If you don’t stop epithets, I will bring this plane down now.” 303 more words
By Simon Lewis
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar is investigating the death in custody of a 60-year-old Rohingya Muslim, the office of President Htin Kyaw said, as a security sweep in the country’s northwest is increasingly beset by allegations of human rights abuses. 446 more words
YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar has halted an investigation into unconfirmed reports of an aircraft crashing into the sea off the country’s west coast on Friday, a senior official with the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) said. 183 more words