PM Modi, Australia PM Turnbull hold bilateral meeting — ASEAN Summit

U.S. President Donald Trump left talks with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila Philippines

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at the ASEAN Summit in Manila.

Human Rights Watch said that even children are being targeted and described the issue as a "new level of depravity".

Ms Ardern will meet Rodrigo Duterte later this evening after the East Asia Summit finishes in Manila.

Duterte, 72, emerged from one of the bilateral meetings late Monday and told reporters he was "a bit" exhausted from day-long engagements.

Trump also said his trip had resulted in at least US$300 billion, possibly triple that figure, of deals being agreed.

North Korean soldier defects to the South at Joint Security Area: JCS
About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War, but most travel through China. Command soldiers traded gunfire after a Soviet citizen defected by sprinting to the South Korean sector of the truce village.

Earlier in the day, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at the summit, sensitive human rights issues skirted by nearly all the others.

American president Donald Trump met with Mr Duterte yesterday, and his office reported they briefly discussed human rights and the Philippines' war on drugs. But Trump's rapport with Duterte comes during a time when Duterte is being criticized around the world for approving extrajudicial killings in his war on drugs.

Trump also vowed the the USA will continue to provide assistance in rehabilitating and reconstructing the city ravaged by 5 months of war.

"Both sides committed to enhance their counterterrorism cooperation through conducting additional exercises, increasing information sharing, and addressing the drivers of conflict and extremism", the joint statement said.

However, in keeping with ASEAN's principle of non-interference in each others' internal affairs, it appeared to have been put aside at the summit, which brought Southeast Asian nations together with the United States, Japan, China, India, Australia and Canada.

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