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Mediterranean migrant deaths in 2016 hit record 3,800: UN

Geneva - At least 3,800 migrants and refugees have perished this year while trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, the highest ever toll ever on the perilous route, the UN said Wednesday.

Economic gender gap could take 170 years to close: WEF

Geneva - The economic gender gap could take 170 years to close after progress towards parity between the sexes suffered "a dramatic slowdown", the World Economic Forum (WEF) said in a report on Wednesday.

Swiss billionaire fined $4 mn over undeclared artwork: reports

Geneva - Swiss customs authorities have slapped a billionaire with a $4 million fine for failing to properly declare some 200 artworks imported into Switzerland, according to media reports confirmed by officials Sunday.

IS may use civilians as human shields in Mosul battle: UN

Geneva - Islamic State group fighters may be preparing to use civilians as human shields, or simply kill them, rather than let them be liberated in an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the UN said Friday.

Syria's Aleppo scene of 'historic' crimes: UN rights chief

Geneva - The UN human rights council opened a special session on Syria's devastated city Aleppo on Friday, with right s chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein demanding action against "crimes of historic proportions.

Haiti sees 800 new cholera cases after hurricane

Geneva - Haiti recorded nearly 800 cases of cholera the week after it was ravaged by Hurricane Matthew, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Wednesday, as health officials grapple to contain the disease.

Red Cross, IOM brace for chemical weapons use in Mosul

Geneva - International aid groups including the Red Cross said Tuesday they were preparing for the possible use of chemical weapons in the battle for the Iraq city of Mosul.

US seeks momentum for new Syria peace push

Lausanne - US Secretary of State John Kerry was trying to build momentum behind a new drive to end the Syrian civil war Sunday after high-level talks with Russia and the country's neighbours.

Fresh Syria talks end with no breakthroughs

Lausanne - Talks in Switzerland between Washington, Moscow and Syria's neighbours ended within hours of starting on Saturday with no breakthrough on halting the violence ravaging the war-torn country.

Syria peace negotiators agree to 'prolong contacts': Lavrov

Lausanne - Washington, Moscow and key regional players who met in Switzerland for Syria peace talks have decided to "prolong contacts", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

Syria peace talks in Lausanne end: US official

Lausanne - International peace talks on Syria involving the United States, Russia and regional players have ended in the Swiss city of Lausanne, a US official said Saturday.

US bid to revive Syria peace plan with fresh talks

Lausanne - Pessimistic envoys from the United States, Russia and Syria's neighbours met Saturday in Switzerland as Secretary of State John Kerry tried to revive hopes of a ceasefire for the war-torn country.

Big debut: Auston Matthews scores four goals — Leafs still lose

Are you kidding? Auston Matthews did what? Four goals? In his NHL debut? Wow! Un-be-Leaf-able!!! On the opening night of the NHL's 100th season in Ottawa the Maple Leafs shiny new toy scored four times in his first game.

The long, winding road to anti-doping reform

Lausanne - The International Olympic Committee has acted to curb the power of sports federations and overhaul doping controls in a revamped fight against drugs cheating, but the road to reform promises to be long and complex.What has the IOC decided and why?

Haiti tops list of disaster deaths: UN

Geneva - Hurricane-ravaged Haiti, still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake, has suffered the highest number of disaster deaths of any country in the past two decades, the UN said.

Jailed Chinese activist wins top rights prize for Uighur work

Geneva - A jailed Chinese scholar defending the country's mostly-Muslim Uighur minority won a leading human rights honour on Tuesday, a move swiftly condemned by Beijing.

Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity, says WHO

Geneva - The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary drinks as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption.

UN watchdog demands Saudis stop child executions

Geneva - UN rights experts demanded Friday that Saudi Arabia immediately overturn laws allowing for the execution of children, and for punishments of minors including stonings, amputations and flogging.

Malaysia's 1MDB scandal involved 'Ponzi scheme': Swiss prosecutor

Geneva - Switzerland said Wednesday it had widened its probe into Malaysia's scandal-tainted state investment fund, 1MDB, with transactions worth $800 million under scrutiny and evidence pointing to fraud through "a Ponzi scheme".

UN vows to push for political solution in Syria

Geneva - The UN Syria envoy voiced deep disappointment Monday at the collapse of US-Russian talks to revive a Syria ceasefire, but vowed to keep working for a political solution.
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