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By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - British interior minister Theresa May, the bookmakers' favourite to replace David Cameron as prime minister, said on Thursday there was no going back on Britain leaving the EU but that divorce talks would not start until the end of the year. "There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it through the back door and no second referendum." As Britain reels from the decision to leave the EU, speculation has grown that whoever takes over from Cameron might try to find a way to keep the country in the bloc which buys nearly half the country's exports. Bookmakers make May, the favourite to succeed Cameron followed by Leave campaign leader and ex-London mayor Boris Johnson, with polls suggesting she is also the choice of Conservative Party members who will make the final decision once lawmakers have narrowed the field to two candidates.
By Neil Jerome Morales and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) - Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president on Thursday, capping the unlikely journey of a provincial city mayor whose brash man-of-the-people style and pledges to crush crime swamped establishment rivals in last month's election. After making his pledge at the presidential palace in Manila, with one hand on the Bible, Duterte delivered a speech in which he promised a "relentless" and "sustained" fight against corruption, criminality and illegal drugs. Duterte tapped into voters' disgust with the Philippines' political elite and the failure of successive governments to tackle poverty and inequality, drawing comparisons with Donald Trump and the rise of assertive populists across the globe.