Duterte’s war on drugs has become, like in every other nation where a drugs war is waged, an onslaught against the poor.
Good morning, early birds. The US President has prematurely abandoned the East Asia Summit, and questions abound over who exactly will replace dual citizen Jacqui Lambie in the Senate. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
The head of Australia's foreign intelligence service has alarmed intelligence circles with an error of judgment in his meeting with strongman Rodrigo Duterte.
We are a month into the siege of the country’s biggest Muslim city, Marawi, by groups who have aligned themselves with the so-called Islamic State.
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Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte came to office explicitly promising to ramp up the body count, writes Michael Bradley.