What's Next: Jun 7, 2018

People hold up placards during a "Stand up for Life" rally in Dublin, on May 12, 2018.
People hold up placards during a "Stand up for Life" rally in Dublin, on May 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

Britain to rule on N. Ireland abortion law

Britain's Supreme Court will today rule on whether Northern Ireland's abortion laws contravene human rights legislation , possibly posing another headache for Prime Minister Theresa May amid Brexit talks.

The court will determine whether the laws, which had been decided by the devolved government in Belfast in 2016, breach rights legislation by banning abortion in cases of rape, incest or serious foetal anomaly.


Chinese students in high-stakes exam

More than nine million Chinese secondary school students will sit for the country's annual university entrance exam, better known as the gaokao, over three days, starting today.

The fiercely competitive test, officially known as the National Higher Education Entrance Examination, is seen as key to landing a lucrative white-collar job.


Workshop on mosquito control

The Asean Dengue Day Workshop on Recent Developments and Impact Assessment of Sterile and Incompatible Insect Techniques for Mosquito Control starts in Singapore today.

The workshop will see scientists and experts coming together to share their knowledge and experience on mosquito control.

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