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Philippines president Duterte steps up name-and-shame anti-drugs campaign

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday identified about 160 serving and former town mayors and executives, judges, and policemen allegedly linked to the illegal drugs trade, stepping up a name-and-shame campaign in his five week war on drugs.

Philippine leader names, threatens officials over drugs

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (pic), who is waging a bloody war on drug suspects, on Sunday publicly named over 160 judges, mayors, legislators, police and military men allegedly involved in narcotics and warned them to surrender.

Philippine leader pushes on with Marcos ‘hero’ burial

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday vowed to push through with the burial of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the national “Heroes’ Cemetery” despite threats of protests.

Indonesian kidnapped in Sulu sea off Borneo

JAKARTA: Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped another Indonesian sailor in the Sulu Sea where numerous seafarers have been abducted by Islamist extremists in recent months, officials said Sunday.

IS threat: Experts warn of self-radicalised lone wolves

KUALA LUMPUR: With IS (Islamic State) finding new ways of reaching out through the Internet, experts are warning Malaysians of the threat of "self radicalised" lone wolves.

M’sian cops puzzled over ‘kidnapping’

KOTA KINABALU: The latest “kidnapping” of the skipper of a fishing trawler in Sabah – the third in a month – is puzzling police as it does not fit the modus operandi of cross-border kidnap-for-ransom groups.

Deadly hazing cases around the world

HERE is a look at some of the worst, recent cases of hazing around the world.

Japan protests after China coastguard, fishing vessels sail near disputed islets

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan issued a new protest to Beijing on Saturday after Chinese coastguard ships and about 230 fishing vessels sailed close to what Tokyo considers its territorial waters around disputed islets in the East China Sea, Japan's foreign ministry said.

China conducts 'combat patrols' over contested islands

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force sent bombers and fighter jets on "combat patrols" near contested islands in the South China Sea, in a move a senior colonel said was part of an effort to normalise such drills and respond to security threats.

Philippines' embassy urges support for president Duterte among Muslim Filipinos

KUALA LUMPUR: The Philippine embassy has urged Muslim Filipinos in Malaysia to support and rally behind the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, notably the peace process and socio-economic development initiatives for Mindanao.