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World 01 Nov 2018 | 11:08 AM

South Korea Supreme Court allows conscientious objection to military service in landmark ruling

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.

World 18 Sep 2018 | 4:50 PM

Hong Kong to allow dependent visa for same-sex couples after landmark ruling

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.

World 03 Sep 2018 | 9:02 PM

Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for seven years in landmark secrets case

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.

Nation 03 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

Tamil Nadu names non-Brahmin as priest in landmark move

THE Indian state of Tamil Nadu has made a landmark appointment by picking a non-Brahmin priest for a Hindu temple, Makkal Osai reported.

AseanPlus News 05 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

British lesbian wins landmark case

Hong Kong: A British lesbian has won the right to live and work in Hong Kong with her partner in a landmark decision by the top court in the city, where same-sex unions are not recognised.

World 12 Jun 2018 | 12:37 AM

Prince William to meet Netanyahu, Abbas on landmark Middle East trip

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.

World 01 Jun 2018 | 8:02 PM

Hong Kong court overturns landmark LGBT spousal benefits ruling

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.

World 27 Mar 2018 | 8:17 AM

Kansas schoolgirl at heart of landmark desegregation ruling dead at 76

(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.

World 24 Mar 2018 | 9:58 PM

Russian World Cup city razes 'love it or hate it' Soviet-era landmark

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.

AseanPlus News 14 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM

Kim praises South Korea following North’s landmark visit

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.