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Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort

Geneva - An avalanche left four skiers injured Tuesday at a resort in the Swiss Alps where rescue operations went on after dark with police fearing people could still be trapped under the snow.

Avalanche engulfs around a dozen people at Swiss ski station

Geneva - An avalanche at a ski station in the Swiss Alps engulfed up to a dozen people on Tuesday, a local official and media reports said, with hopes fading of finding survivors in a disaster that hit a resort busy with skiers on school holidays.

Semenya accuses IAAF of breaching regulations at sports court

Lausanne - Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya on Monday accused the International Association of Athletics Federations of breaching confidentiality rules at a hearing that could define the rest of the South African's career.

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler, dies at 77

Geneva - Bruno Ganz, the Swiss actor who gave masterful performances as Adolf Hitler in "Downfall" and an angel seeking mortality in divided Berlin, died Saturday aged 77, his agent said.

Global unemployment down, but too many working poor: UN

Geneva - The global unemployment rate inched down last year, the UN said Wednesday, warning though that jobs often failed to guarantee decent living, with some 700 million workers wallowing in poverty. Unemployment around the world fell last year to 5.

Turn down the volume: WHO takes aim at harmful smartphone use

Geneva - More than one billion young people risk damaging their hearing through excessive use of smartphones and other audio devices, the UN warned Tuesday, proposing new safety standards for safe volume levels.

Switzerland seizes cars owned by E. Guinea president's son

Geneva - Swiss prosecutors said Thursday they were dropping charges of financial wrongdoing against Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the son of Equatorial Guinea's authoritarian leader, but were confiscating luxury cars as part of the case.

Khashoggi murder 'planned and perpetrated' by Saudi officials: UN expert

Geneva - A UN rapporteur probing the murder in Turkey of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said Thursday the killing was planned and carried out by Saudi officials.

UN says ready to send aid if Caracas govt approves

Geneva - UN agencies are ready to send aid to Venezuela as requested by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who more than 40 nations recognise as interim president, but they can only act with authorisation from the Caracas government, a spokesman said on Thursday.

Red Cross expands Venezuela operations as crisis grows

Geneva - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has doubled its resources for Venezuela to help cope with humanitarian needs generated by the country's crisis, its president said on Wednesday.

UN says EU could win big in US-China trade war

Geneva - Neither protagonist in the US-China trade war stands to benefit from their stand-off,the UN said Monday, suggesting others could cash in instead, with the EU possibly winning big.

UN watchdog says Finland violated indigenous Sami rights

Geneva - Finland has breached the political rights of its Sami population, the UN Human Rights Committee ruled Monday, charging that Helsinki had violated the indigenous people's right to "internal self-determination".

Rights groups urge UN to probe China crackdown in Xinjiang

Geneva - Rights groups urged the United Nations Monday to send investigators to China's northwestern Xinjiang province to probe the mass detainment of ethnic Uighur and other Muslim minorities.

UN demands humanitarian access to eastern Syria

Geneva - The United Nations on Friday called for "unhindered humanitarian access" to people fleeing the last pocket of Islamic State jihadists in eastern Syria.

'I want you to panic': Swedish teen raises climate alarm at Davos

Davos - Camera crews push past tycoons and government leaders to get a close shot of the unlikely star at Davos this year: a Swedish teen with long braids and a big message for the world.

WTO talks launch in rare win for global order

Davos - Ministers from 75 countries -- including the US and China -- agreed Friday to launch talks towards establishing global rules on e-commerce at the WTO in a rare victory for international cooperation.

Soros calls China's Xi 'most dangerous' foe of free societies

Davos - Billionaire investor George Soros on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was "the most dangerous enemy" of free societies for presiding over a high-tech surveillance regime.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi tout plastic recycling in rare joint appearance

Davos - The bosses of Coca-Cola and Pepsi promised Thursday that "huge progress" would be made by 2030 to reduce plastic waste, which contaminates humans, wildlife, and oceans.

In Davos, fears of Russian interference in Ukraine election

Davos - Kiev's leadership and Western supporters expressed fears over Russian interference in Ukrainian elections this year, at a conference on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
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