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Abused in childhood, Swiss victims seek compensation

Bern - Beaten, forced to work, even sterilised -- victims of a brutal policy that saw thousands of Swiss children taken from their families and mistreated completed Friday the process to have their demand for compensation put to a popular vote.

Australian PM: We must examine why Sydney gunman was out on bail

Sydney - The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has questioned why the Sydney gunman was not on the country's watch list of terror suspects. Man Haron Monis should have been flashing red flags all over the place.

'Bomb threat' causes delays at Zurich airport

Geneva - A bomb threat caused flight delays and the partial shut-down of Switzerland's main airport in Zurich before security forces gave the all-clear, reports and officials said.

Radicals rampage through normally tranquil Zurich centre

Geneva - Police fired tear gas and a water cannon in central Zurich late Friday to disperse some 200 masked demonstrators who attacked officers and torched cars, trees and garbage bins during an anti-capitalism protest.

Swiss ex-banker faints as trial over WikiLeaks leak opens

Geneva - A former Swiss banker fainted Wednesday at the opening of his trial for breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks and German authorities, media reported.

Global homicide rates drop, but nearly 500,000 murdered in 2012

Geneva - Global homicide rates have plunged 16 percent since the beginning of the century, but nearly half a million people were still murdered worldwide in 2012, a UN report said Wednesday.

UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea

Geneva - More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.

Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

Geneva - More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: UN

Geneva - Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the UN refugee agency said.

Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Geneva - The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Malaria deaths halved since 2000, Ebola risks gains: WHO

Geneva - The number of people dying from malaria has almost halved since 2000, although progress in west Africa risks being reversed by the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

UN appeals for record $16.4bn for aid work in 2015

Geneva - The UN appealed Monday for a record $16.4 billion (13.4 billion euros) to provide aid to nearly 60 million people worldwide next year, with almost half the amount aimed at helping victims of Syria's drawn-out conflict.

Public steps up to fund UN food programme for Syrians

Geneva - The United Nations said Friday it would continue providing food assistance for millions of Syrian refugees after a campaign to raise funds on social media secured $21.5 million (17.5 million euros) in the first 24 hours.But a further $42.

Lavrov says France 'must fulfil obligations' on warship delivery

Basel - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday warned France its reputation was on the line over the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia, which has been delayed due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

U.S. tells Russia not to 'isolate' itself as Putin hits out at sanctions

Basel - Washington insisted Thursday it was not seeking confrontation with Russia over the Ukraine crisis as Moscow lashed out over biting sanctions which have pushed its economy to the brink of recession.

Targets being met against 'stupid' Ebola, claims WHO

Geneva - Key targets to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating patients and burying bodies safely have been reached in Liberia and Guinea but have been missed in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said Monday.

Man forgets scroll worth $1.25 million on train

We've all had the experience of forgetting something, be it a hat or a wallet, but one art collector has one-upped all those experiences by forgetting an art piece worth $1.25 million.

More allegations emerge of FIFA corruption during World Cup bids

Just when football's world governing body Fifa was trying to sweep the corruption scandal under the carpet, new allegations have emerged of nefarious activity during the bidding process for 2018 and 2022.

Swiss widely reject eco-linked immigration-cap: initial results

Geneva - The Swiss on Sunday flatly rejected a call for dramatic immigration cuts in the name of saving the environment, along with bids to scrap tax breaks for rich foreigners and hike the country's gold reserves.

Ebola toll nears 7,000: WHO

Geneva - Nearly 7,000 people have died from Ebola in west Africa, the World Health Organization said late Friday, adding some 1,200 more deaths to a toll from two days earlier.
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