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Revealing Duterte's war with data, cameras and shoe leather

I met her with Reuters colleague Manny Mogato in May 2016 in a slum in Davao City, just after its long-time mayor, Rodrigo Duterte - also known as "The Punisher" - was elected president of the Philippines. Four of Alia's sons were killed in Davao in a brutal anti-drug campaign that Duterte had vowed to take nationwide.

Backstory: Putting a spotlight on Facebook

Reuters covers dozens of high-profile Congressional hearings each year, but few draw the intensity and urgency of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s visit to Capitol Hill this week.

How Reuters breaks news by mobile alerts

"EMERGENCY ALERT BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL," read the alert from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency shortly after 8 a.m. on Jan. 14.

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Trump to ask Justice Department to look into campaign surveillance claims

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump demanded on Twitter on Sunday that the Justice Department look into whether his 2016 presidential campaign was infiltrated or surveilled by the agency or the FBI under the Obama administration. | Video