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Filipinos give thumbs up to Duterte's ‘excellent' drugs war -poll

Posted On: Sep 23, 2019   |   Posted By: National Post

MANILA - Philippine citizens are overwhelmingly satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs, a survey showed, giving a boost to a government outraged by an international push to investigate allegations of systematic murders by police.

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Minneapolis to ban police chokeholds in wake of George Floyd's death

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