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By Karen Lema and Clare Baldwin MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three months. Pacquiao, now a senator and a close ally of the president, also said Duterte was anointed by God to discipline the Filipino people and his authority must be respected. "The president, he doesn't know my experience with drugs," said Pacquiao, 37, adding he was confident it wouldn't damage their close relationship.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton joined thousands of Israeli mourners Thursday who paid their respects to the late Shimon Peres outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, as the country somberly remembered ...
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has rejected rumours on social media that the nation's cabinet has been reshuffled, his office said on Thursday. "President Zuma strongly condemns this malicious dissemination of untruthful information by people who do not have the interests of the country at heart," his office said in a statement. (Reporting by TJ Strydom; Editing by Tiisetso Motsoeneng)