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World 07 Nov 2013 | 8:35 PM

Jailed Pussy Riot protester appeals to Russia's high court

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pussy Riot punk band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has asked Russia's Supreme Court to throw out her conviction and two-year prison sentence, her lawyer said on Thursday.

AseanPlus News 27 Nov 2013 | 3:52 PM

China court upholds general's son rape conviction

BEIJING (AFP) - An appeal against a rape conviction by the teenage son of a Chinese general has been rejected, court authorities said Wednesday, after a case that highlighted the extravagant lifestyles of China's elite.

World 28 Nov 2013 | 4:00 AM

Berlusconi expelled from Italian parliament over tax fraud

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian Senate expelled former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi over his tax fraud conviction on Wednesday, humiliating the veteran centre-right leader who vowed to continue leading his party from outside parliament.

World 28 Nov 2013 | 6:26 AM

Construction accident at Brazil World Cup stadium kills two

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Two workers were killed on Wednesday when a crane collapsed at the stadium hosting the opening match of next year's World Cup of soccer, causing damage to the exterior and renewing questions about whether Brazil will be ready to host the event on time.

Community 27 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM

All fired up to care

Friends of Hydrants participants are more than happy to take on the civic duty but they are uncertain as to the working condition of their units.

World 08 Nov 2013 | 12:05 AM

Anti-gay discrimination could be grounds for asylum -EU court

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Laws discriminating against gays can constitute grounds for granting asylum, the European Union's highest court said on Thursday in response to a request by Dutch judges for guidance.

World 27 Nov 2013 | 8:50 AM

Italy PM Letta wins confidence vote as Berlusconi moves to opposition

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote on the 2014 budget, reinforcing his coalition government a day before the Senate is expected to ban centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.

World 27 Nov 2013 | 9:30 AM

Berlusconi faces expulsion from parliament over tax fraud sentence

ROME (Reuters) - Italian centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi faces one of the heaviest blows of his 20-year political career on Wednesday when the Senate votes on stripping him of his seat in parliament over a conviction for tax fraud.

World 07 Nov 2013 | 4:35 PM

Maldives to hold fresh presidential poll, uncertainty lingers

MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives is set to hold a presidential election on Saturday after two recent polls were abruptly aborted, blocking the country's first democratically elected leader from returning to power.

World 12 Nov 2013 | 1:30 PM

'Lack of U.S. cooperation' halts Afghan probe into civilian killings

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's intelligence service has abandoned its investigation into the murder of a group of civilians after being refused access to U.S. special forces soldiers suspected of involvement, according to a document obtained by Reuters.