President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in May 2016, riding on the wave of a harsh anti-drug rhetoric.
"Lol. Suck it, Mike Pence," one Twitter user wrote tauntingly.
The alleged incident that happened just five days after the couple got married also killed the groom's grandmother.
A teacher who witnessed the alleged crime said the victim, Pooja Panika, was on her way to the school when someone attacked her from behind.
Tamil Nadu's health minister announced that breast surgeries would be publicly funded, saying that the poor should not be denied the benefits.
Bulldozers sent in to destroy homes of Muslims who were ethnically cleansed.
The daughter of President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. delegation at this weekend's closing ceremony for the Pyeongchang Games.
Fresh sanctions are due to be announced against North Korea just as Ivanka Trump arrives in the peninsula.
Nicole Schott was attacked on social media for her music choice during the women's free skating final.
"Is it just me or is this choreographed cuteness all just a bit much now?" an Indian politician wrote on social media.
The 16-year-old told police that first one of the men raped her some six months ago but she kept mum due to social stigma and later others joined him in assaulting her.
The victim identified as A Madhu died after a mob beat him severely, accusing him of stealing valuables from the house of a local person.
A global manhunt is underway for billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi over links to a scam with the Punjab National Bank.
North Korean delegation for Winter Olympics closing ceremony includes Kim Yong Chol of Workers' Party Central Committee who has been blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean ship.
The government says some 1,000 Pakistani soldiers are in the kingdom on a training and advisory mission, but the opposition wants to know what exactly they are doing.