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Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

Geneva - A Swiss hotel that posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool and restricting their access to the facility's freezer has unleashed outrage and official complaints from Israel.

UN rights experts slam US immigrant detention

Geneva - A group of UN experts voiced alarm Monday at the widespread detention of immigrants and asylum seekers in the United States, and warned of "systemic problems" in the country's criminal justice system.

Yemen cholera cases soar past half-million: WHO

Geneva - Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Enough evidence to convict Syria's Assad of war crimes: prosecutor

Geneva - A UN commission probing Syria rights abuses has gathered enough evidence to convict President Bashar al-Assad of war crimes, an outgoing member of the commission said in interviews published Sunday.

UN slams 'systematic use of excessive force' in Venezuela

Geneva - The UN decried Tuesday "widespread and systematic use of excessive force" against demonstrators in Venezuela, saying security forces and pro-government groups were responsible for at least 73 protester deaths.

Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria probe that 'does nothing'

Geneva - Veteran former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, who is on a UN commission probing rights abuses in Syria, has said she intends to resign because the body "does absolutely nothing".

The quantum computing test revealed

Zurich - There are technological definitions of what a quantum computer is, but how can the power of such a machine be fully tested? The answer lies with unraveling a complex chemical reaction.

Plane crash at Swiss camp kills teens, pilot: police

Geneva - A plane crash at a Swiss summer camp on Friday killed two 14-year-old campers and the pilot, while leaving a third teenager seriously injured, police said.

UN reports 251 killings in DR Congo's Kasai, 62 children among dead

Geneva - The UN on Friday detailed more than 250 "extrajudicial or targeted killings" in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kasai region from mid-March to mid-June, counting dozens of children among the dead.

German hiker found in Alps 30 years after disappearance

Geneva - The remains of a German hiker who disappeared while climbing in the Swiss Alps 30 years ago has been found embedded in a glacier, police said Wednesday.

KPMG reports on developments with digital technologies

Consulting company KPMG has released a report looking at how digital transformation is affecting almost every industrial sector. The report highlights the latest global leaders in innovation, and the technologies they're harnessing.

Artificial intelligence helps stroke patients walk again

Lausanne - Researchers have developed an algorithm designed with a robot-assistive rehabilitation approach, to help people learn to walk again after neurological injuries such as stroke.

Swiss police hunt for chainsaw attacker

Ginebra - Swiss police were searching Monday for a man who went on a rampage while armed with a chainsaw in an attack police said was not "a terrorist act".

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years buried at last

Geneva - The remains of a couple, found on a receding glacier in the Swiss Alps 75 years after they had disappeared, were at long last buried on Saturday near their native village.

UN blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly Yemen strike

Geneva - The United Nations on Friday blamed a Saudi-led coalition for a deadly air strike on civilians in Yemen this week, saying there were no military targets in the area hit.

Swiss police confirm identity of couple found on glacier

Geneva - DNA tests have established that the remains found on a receding glacier last week in the Swiss Alps were of a couple that disappeared 75 years ago, police said Wednesday.

Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after disappearance

Geneva - A Swiss couple that disappeared in the Alps 75 years ago has been found preserved in a receding glacier, ending decades of uncertainty for their family, relatives and media said Tuesday.

More than 800,000 people still displaced from Mosul: UN

Geneva - More than a million people were displaced from Mosul by the battle in the Iraqi city against the Islamic State group, but nearly 200,000 have returned home, the UN said Friday. Out of nearly 1.

Venezuela must respect opposition rights at protest: UN

Geneva - The United Nations on Friday urged Venezuela to not interfere with a major opposition protest planned this weekend against the government's divisive plan to rewrite the constitution.

Mastering manners at Switzerland's last finishing school

Waadt - Eight women sit primly around an elaborately set table making pleasant small-talk about the weather, as immaculately starched waiting staff stand at the ready.
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