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Tuesday, 6 September 2016

President Barack Obama has cancelled his scheduled visit with Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte who was quoted in a press conference yesterday calling Obama the "son of a whore."

Rodrigo who was scheduled to meet Obama at Laos during the Association of South-east Asian Nations summit on 8 September told a journalist that he wasn't going to entertain any questions from the US president over the extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.

He said:
"You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum.

"We will be wallowing in the mud like pigs if you do that to me."
US aides later confirmed Mr Obama has cancelled his meeting with president Rodrigo Duterte and would meet South Korea's president instead. 
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