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James Taylor cancels Manila show over drug war killings

MANILA: Grammy award-winning singer James Taylor said on Wednesday he has cancelled a February 2017 concert in the Philippines in protest at the alleged extrajudicial killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war. "I don't think of my music as being particularly political but sometimes one is called upon to make a political stand," the US star said in social media posts on Twitter as well as on his Facebook page. "For a sovereign nation to prosecute and punish, under the law, those responsible for the illegal…