Philippines Duterte tells U.N. human rights expert: 'Go to hell'

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www.reuters.com—MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has told a U.N human rights expert who said the country's judicial independence was under threat to 'go to hell', warning against interference in domestic affairs.

U.S. likely to pull out of U.N.'s Human Rights Council. The United States is expected to pull out of the United Nations Human Rights Council in the coming weeks after U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley threatened to do so last year, accusing the council of a “chronic anti-Israel bias.” There’s still no official word, but unnamed sources tell Reuters the move is “imminent.” In addition to objecting to the council’s criticism of Israel’s human right record, the Trump administration wants nations including Venezuela, China and Saudi Arabia removed from the...