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Swiss arrest Gambian suspected of killing au pair

2016-02-06 13:55

Swiss authorities say they have arrested a Gambian man suspected of murdering a 25-year-old American woman working as an au pair in Vienna.

World's police pooling knowledge to fight jihadist threat

2016-01-24 07:24

Police forces around the world have taken measures to better share crucial intelligence to thwart jihadist attacks but technology can help them do far more.

Plastic to outweigh fish in oceans by 2050

2016-01-19 22:02

Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material.

US Swiss bank programme reaches $1bn in fines

2015-12-24 10:27

US officials have announced settlements with four more Swiss banks to lift the total fines in the two-year disclosure programme to more than $1bn from 75 banks.

7-day Yemen truce to begin Tuesday with Swiss talks

2015-12-15 10:18

The Saudi-led coalition say a ceasefire in Yemen will begin the following morning instead of at midnight as earlier announced, as warring parties prepared for UN-brokered peace talks in Switzerland.

Blankets cover glacier to halt ice melt

2015-12-12 16:50

From afar, the Rhone glacier looks pristine, but on closer inspection the surface is covered with blankets to slow the melting of the rapidly retreating ice.

Terror alert in Geneva

2015-12-10 21:28

Geneva is on alert after reports that terrorists might be planning attacks in and around the city, Swiss police say.

Swiss police search for Paris terror suspects

2015-12-10 17:16

Swiss police are searching for several people suspected of having links with the terrorist attacks in Paris, police say.

2015 set to be hottest year on record - UN

2015-11-25 13:17

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

Agency warns of rare cyclone heading towards Yemen

2015-10-30 17:34

The UN's world meteorological organisation says a rare and rapidly intensifying cyclone is poised to hit Yemen in the coming days.

 

Scientists urge world to stop killer robots

2016-01-24 10:30

The world must act quickly to avert a future in which autonomous robots with artificial intelligence roam the battlefields killing humans, scientists and arms experts have warned.

Presidency upbeat after Davos outing

2016-01-23 17:41

The South African Presidency welcomed investors after a “successful” World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Geneva reduces threat level

2015-12-28 22:28

Authorities in Geneva have lowered the terror alert level raised earlier following intelligence about a specific threat in the Swiss canton.

Swiss seek claimants for 2 600 dormant bank accounts worth millions

2015-12-16 19:04

For anyone who may have forgotten about their fortune sitting idle in a Swiss bank account, a list just published could be a must read.

Swiss confirm arrest of two suspects

2015-12-12 17:48

Swiss authorities say two people of Syrian origin have been arrested on suspicion of transporting "explosives and toxic gases".

Rossi ends appeal in MotoGP title-deciding case

2015-12-11 07:00

Valentino Rossi has stopped his legal fight against a race penalty which cost him the 2015 MotoGP title in November.

Paris attacks: Search in Geneva intensifies

2015-12-10 19:30

Police in Geneva have raised the alert level and searched the Swiss city for several suspected jihadists believed to have links to ISIS, security sources say.

Switzerland scraps banking secrecy for foreigners

2015-12-02 21:15

Foreigners with Swiss bank accounts will find it more difficult to hide money after the Swiss parliament's upper house approved automatic bank data exchange with other countries.

Thousands to be sterilised in global 'vasectomy-athon'

2015-11-13 09:57

Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilised in what organisers have dubbed a global 'vasectomy-athon', to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning.

Pollution report: Lead poses biggest threat

2015-10-21 20:37

Lead has been named as the world's worst toxin in a report published by NGOs Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland.

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