Duterte says female rebels ‘ought to be shot in genitals’

Human rights groups have criticised the President of the Philippines for saying troops should shoot female rebels in the genitals to render them “useless”. Critics say Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks can encourage sexual violence and war crimes. Mr Duterte made his comment last week when addressing a group of former communist …

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US drone destroys Russian-made tank in Syria

An American drone destroyed a Russian-made tank in Syria in self-defence, the US military’s Central Command has said. The three people inside the “pro-regime” tank were killed by an MQ-9 Reaper drone on 10 February – but the incident has only just been confirmed. No US or allied troops were …

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