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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Supreme Court said on Thursday that conscientious objection is a valid reason to refuse mandatory military service, a landmark change in the court's decades-long stance that is expected to impact about 930 pending cases.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong said on Tuesday it will recognise overseas same-sex partnerships when granting dependent visas, more than two months after the city's top court ruled that a British lesbian should be granted a spousal visa in a landmark judgement.
YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and jailed them for seven years, in a landmark case seen as a test of progress towards democracy in the Southeast Asian country.
THE Indian state of Tamil Nadu has made a landmark appointment by picking a non-Brahmin priest for a Hindu temple, Makkal Osai reported.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas when he makes a landmark trip to the region later this month, his office said on Monday.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court ruled on Friday that the husband of a male civil servant was not entitled to spousal benefits, overturning a landmark lower court ruling in a setback for the city's LGBT community.
(Reuters) - The civil rights activist who as a Kansas schoolgirl was at the heart of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing racial segregation in American public schools, has died at age 76.
YEKATERINBURG/MOSCOW (Reuters) - As Russia hurries to spruce up its venues for this year's soccer World Cup, the Urals city of Yekaterinburg on Saturday blew up its most famous landmark -- a rusty, half-finished Soviet-era television tower.
SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has praised South Korea as very impressive, state media reported, after his sister and other top regime officials returned from their landmark visit to the Winter Olympics.