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With Trump, fight to end U.S. abortion rights gathers steam

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The battle to restrict abortion in the United States, heating up with the election of Donald Trump as president and a conservative Congress, will be waged from the nation's highest court down to state legislatures, activists say.

Mass killer Breivik makes Nazi salute at rights appeal case

SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) - Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute on Tuesday to a court where Norway appealed against a ruling that it has violated his human rights by keeping him in virtual isolation since he massacred 77 people in 2011.

Beat it if you don’t want to eat it

Why Selangor’s plastic bag levy is another small but important step to saving our planet.

Sharapova to make comeback after doping ban in Stuttgart

BERLIN (Reuters) - Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova will return to competitive action following a 15-month doping ban at the Stuttgart Grand Prix in April, the Russian said on Tuesday.

Raised for meat in South Korea, dogs head for new homes in U.S.

WONJU, South Korea (Reuters) - "You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages.

TIU bans Australian Lindahl for 2013 match-fixing scandal

(Reuters) - Australian former tennis player Nick Lindahl has been banned for seven years and fined $35,000 for match-fixing in a 2013 tournament, the Tennis Integrity United (TIU) has said.

China's ZTE to slash about 3,000 jobs: sources

Chinese telecom equipment maker ZTE is slashing about 3,000 jobs, including a fifth of positions in its struggling handset business in China.

Norway seeks to overturn ruling it violated killer Breivik's rights

SKIEN, Norway (Reuters) - Norway will appeal on Tuesday against a court ruling that it violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik by keeping him too isolated in jail after he massacred 77 people in 2011.

Australian player hit with seven-year corruption ban

Sydney (AFP) - Australia's Nick Lindahl was Tuesday banned for seven years and fined US$35,000 for corruption with two others also sanctioned as tennis authorities step up their fight against match-fixing ahead of the first Grand Slam of the year.

Bosnian Serbs celebrate divisive national holiday, defying top court

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb leaders commemorated their autonomous republic's national holiday in freezing cold on Monday, defying a Constitutional Court ban and stoking the ethnic tensions that drove Bosnia's 1992-95 war.