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  • China says war must not be allowed on Korean peninsula
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:43 am

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The crisis over North Korea's weapons programs must be resolved through talks, not war, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the danger of "sleepwalking" into conflict. […]

  • Australian child abuse report calls for end to sanctity of confession, voluntary celibacy for clergy
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:30 am

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia should introduce a law forcing religious leaders to report child abuse, including Catholic priests who are told of abuse in the confessional, according to a report into institutional child abuse released on Friday. […]

  • U.S. regulators ditch net neutrality rules as legal battles loom
    on December 15, 2017 at 3:22 am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. […]

  • U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar
    on December 15, 2017 at 2:52 am

    TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday. […]

  • Disney buying Fox film, TV units for $52 billion in digital push
    on December 15, 2017 at 12:08 am

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co has struck a deal to buy film, television and international businesses from Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc for $52.4 billion in stock, giving the world's largest entertainment company an arsenal of shows and movies to combat growing digital rivals Netflix Inc and Inc . […]

  • Alphabet's X sells new wireless internet tech to Andhra Pradesh
    on December 14, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's X research division said on Thursday that the Andhra Pradesh state government would buy its newly developed technology that has the potential to provide high-speed wireless internet to millions of people without laying cable. […]

  • While focus is on North Korea, China continues South China Sea buildup: think tank
    on December 14, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - While attention in Asia has been distracted by the North Korean nuclear crisis in the past year, China has continued to install high-frequency radar and other facilities that can be used for military purposes on its man-made islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday. […]

  • Vijay Mallya's extradition hearing told of abuse of UK "Chennai Six"
    on December 14, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    LONDON (Reuters) - One of the "Chennai Six" group of ex-British soldiers jailed in India was dragged to a psychiatric hospital and force-fed anti-psychotic tablets during his time in jail, a London court considering whether to extradite Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya was told on Thursday. […]

  • Modi's BJP seen sweeping Gujarat, Himachal polls in popularity boost
    on December 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will sweep an election in his home state of Gujarat, surveys showed on Thursday, shaking off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition. […]

  • In-flight sexual assaults often unreported; airlines need to step up
    on December 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - When a 17-year-old Bollywood actress took to social media this week alleging she was sexually assaulted on an airplane, she appeared to catch the airline industry off-guard. […]

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