Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he talks during the 115th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Manila Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Noel Celis/Pool Photo via AP)
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President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Sunday to withdraw the Philippines from the United Nations, as he launched another profanity-laced tirade against the organisation for criticizing his bloody war on crime.Duterte, a lawyer famous for an acid tongue who has repeatedly told the U.N. not to interfere, Sunday stepped up his rhetoric.Duterte said he may even look to set up another international organisation.Last month Duterte said he may not ratify the Philippines' commitments to a historic U.N. climate change pact agreed by his predecessor last year.On Sunday morning Duterte said the U.N. had done nothing for the Philippines -- ignoring its poverty reduction programs and enormous help following typhoons and other natural disasters -- as he continued to curse it.
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