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Brazil must let Lula run in October vote: UN panel

Geneva - The UN Human Rights Committee ruled Friday that Brazil's imprisoned leftist leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva cannot be disqualified from upcoming presidential elections because his legal appeals are ongoing.

Japan must do more for WWII 'comfort women': UN experts

Geneva - Japan should do more for victims of wartime sexual slavery, UN rights experts said at a hearing on Friday, insisting Tokyo had yet to provide full redress and reparations.

UN invites Yemen government and Huthis to peace talks

Geneva - The United Nations has invited Yemen's government and Iran-backed Huthi rebels to Geneva next month for talks on resolving the country's civil war, a spokeswoman said Friday.

Sports photographer talks European Championships, technology Special

Acclaimed sports photographer Daniel Mitchell chatted about his experience at the 2018 European Championships, and the latest photographic equipment and new technologies, which include mirrorless cameras.

Yemen says waiting for peace talks invite, expectations low

Geneva - Yemen's ambassador to the UN said Tuesday that his government had not yet been invited to peace talks planned for next month, but that it was open to attending despite low prospects for success.

China denies internment of 1 mn Uighurs

Geneva - China vehemently denied Monday allegations that one million of its mostly Muslim Uighur minority are being held in internment camps, insisting all ethnic groups in the country are treated equally.

WWII vintage plane crashes into Swiss mountainside, 20 dead

Geneve - Twenty people died when a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountain at the weekend, police said Sunday, as an investigation was launched into why the plane plummeted straight down at high speed.

Twenty dead in WWII vintage plane crash in Switzerland

Geneva - Twenty people died after a vintage World War II aircraft crashed into a Swiss mountainside at the weekend, police said Sunday."The police have the sad certainty that the 20 people aboard perished," police spokeswoman Anita Senti told a news conference....

Fatalities in two light aircraft crashes: Swiss police

Geneva - Two light aircraft crashed in separate accidents in Switzerland on Saturday, police said, killing an unknown number of people.

New 'wave' of cholera cases likely to hit Yemen: UN

Geneva - Yemen is likely to be struck by another "major wave" of cholera cases, the World Health Organization said Friday, as it called for a three-day truce to allow vaccinations.

95% of lemur population facing extinction: conservationists

Geneva - Ninety-five percent of the world's lemur population is "on the brink of extinction," making them the most endangered primates on Earth, a leading conservation group said Wednesday.

Should the next UN rights chief treat leaders more gently?

Geneva - He called Hungary's prime minister a racist, suggested the Philippine president needed a "psychiatric evaluation," and accused US President Donald Trump of driving humanity off a mountain.

UN envoy plans September talks on new Syria constitution

Geneva - The UN peace envoy for Syria said Tuesday that he plans to host Iran, Russia and Turkey for talks in September on finalising a committee to write a new Syrian constitution.

Mobile phone radiation and memory performance concerns

A new study has found that mobile phone radiation could affect memory performance in adolescents, as evidenced through new tests. This adds weight to other research concerned with radiation emissions from connected technology.

Damage from tariffs not felt yet but 'will come': WTO chief

Geneva - Major consequences of the tit-for-tat tariffs being levied by top economies are not evident yet "but they will come" and will wreak havoc across the global economy, the World Trade Organization chief warned Wednesday.

Wealthy Qatar clubs fined for not paying players

Lausanne - Two clubs from gas-rich Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts, were amongst six fined by FIFA on Thursday for non-payment of salaries to players and were warned they face a transfer ban as a consequence.

Europe urged to tackle airspace bottlenecks as delays soar

Geneva - The world airline body on Wednesday urged European governments to urgently fix the region's airspace bottlenecks, saying that delays had more than doubled during the first half of the year.

Legal battle over rights to Olympic founder's name

Lausanne - A Dutch branding company, a global sports organisation and the name of a French aristocrat who has been dead for 80 years might not seem like the ingredients for a high-stakes legal battle.

Bouchard battles past Bacsinszky in Gstaad opener

Gstaad - Eugenie Bouchard quelled a home threat at the Gstaad WTA tournament on Tuesday, fighting back to beat Timea Bacsinszky 4-6, 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 for a second-round place.

AC Milan's Europa League ban appeal set for Thursday

Lausanne - AC Milan's appeal against a European ban for breaking UEFA's financial fair play rules will be heard Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the court announced.
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