World neglects displaced as 30 000 a day forced to flee

2015-05-06 23:19

The number of people displaced within their own countries was the worst in a generation last year, but there is little sign of governments taking action to deal with the problem.

$450m boost for Ebola-hit countries

2014-11-06 10:17

A new private sector initiative will provide at least $450m in financing to the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment and employment.


The world's largest blue diamond will go under the hammer in Geneva and is expected to fetch up to $25m, auctioneers say. View this rare gem.

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An Ethiopian airlines flight en route to Rome has been forced to land in Geneva after reports of a hijacking. See all the latest pictures here.

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UN wants better disaster plans

2011-04-11 20:40

The United Nations will press political and business leaders to bolster preparations for major disasters during a conference in Geneva, says a senior official.

Lover gets 8 years for murder

2009-06-18 20:14

Cecile Brossard, who killed Edouard Stern after a sado-masochistic sex game, has been sentenced to 8 years for his murder.

Study: climate to cause exodus

2009-06-10 18:02

Tens of millions of people will be displaced by climate change in coming years, posing social, political and security problems of an unprecedented dimension.


Ebola-infected Cuban doctor arrives in Geneva

2014-11-21 09:11

A Cuban doctor infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Geneva, where he will be treated for the deadly virus.

World's largest blue diamond sells for $24m

2014-05-15 08:31

A spectacular blue diamond, the largest in its category, has fetched a total of $23.79m at a Christie's auction in Geneva.

Fight over 'missing' R500m pink diamond gets rough

2014-04-01 22:32

A South African-Guinean diamond trader has been implicated in the disappearance of a R500m diamond from a Geneva-based storage firm.

'Younger' Mona Lisa to be displayed

2012-09-27 13:35

An earlier version of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa will be displayed in Geneva, even despite critics still questioning if it is really a Da Vinci masterpiece.

America's Cup heading to Oz?

2009-11-06 13:49

America's Cup holders Alinghi have offered to race rivals BMW Oracle Racing off Australia next February.

Lover guilty of sex slaying

2009-06-17 21:07

A woman has been convicted of murdering one of France's richest men by shooting him during a sex game while he was dressed in a latex suit.

UN: Upsurge in yellow fever

2009-05-26 15:16

There has been a "dramatic upsurge" in yellow fever in the Central African Republic and has affected more than 30 countries where the disease was previously not a threat, UN agencies said.

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