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Last three years hottest on record: UN

2018-01-20 21:30

The last three years have been the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency says, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Mladic verdict a 'momentous victory for justice': UN

2017-11-22 17:04

The genocide conviction of Ratko Mladic is a "momentous victory for justice", the United Nations says, calling the former Bosnian Serbian commander "the epitome of evil".

BMW loses appeal of $158-million fine by Swiss competition watchdog

2017-11-12 11:37

BMW will have to pay a $158-million fine that Swiss competition authorities imposed on the German automaker five years ago after Switzerland's top court said that it had rejected its appeal.

6 people injured on rides at Swiss fair

2017-10-29 16:19

Swiss media have reported that six people have been injured in a roller coaster crash and a merry-go-round mishap at a fair in the city of Basel.

Teenager's axe rampage wounds several in Switzerland: police

2017-10-23 07:38

A teenager armed with an axe has injured several people in a rampage in Switzerland before being shot and arrested, police say, describing the incident as unrelated to terrorism.

Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur

2017-10-08 21:39

A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in the conflict-torn Darfur region of Sudan, Switzerland's foreign ministry says.

Swiss politician convicted of helping migrants enter illegally

2017-09-29 07:55

A Swiss regional politician has been convicted for helping 24 migrants to illegally cross from Italy into Switzerland and for repeatedly inciting others to do the same.

Swiss vote against plan to save pensions

2017-09-24 16:15

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a divisive pension reform plan that the government said was vital to safeguard benefits.

Fresh landslides in Swiss Alps

2017-09-01 17:23

New landslides have forced more evacuations from a valley in the Swiss Alps where eight hikers were buried in a barrage of boulders and mud a week ago.

Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps

2017-08-24 22:46

As many as 14 people are feared missing after a massive landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, ripping apart buildings and forcing the evacuation of a village.

 

Storm Eleanor batters Europe, bringing chaos and destruction

2018-01-04 11:25

Winter storm Eleanor is sweeping across Europe, bringing death, damage and disruption, snarling transport networks and cutting power to tens of thousands of people.

Calls mount for action on 'killer robots'

2017-11-18 09:00

The diplomat leading the first official talks on autonomous weapons has issued the assurance that "robots are not taking over the world".

Whisky sold for $10 000 a shot at Swiss bar 'was fake'

2017-11-02 22:18

A shot of Macallan whisky purportedly made in 1878 that a Chinese man paid $10 000 for at a Swiss hotel was actually distilled between 1970 and 1972, local media reported.

UN expert says most of world lacks real religious freedom

2017-10-25 15:22

The UN special investigator on freedom of religion says three-quarters of the world's people live in countries that either restrict the right to religion or belief or have "a high level of social hostility involving religion or belief".

Rare pink diamond to be auctioned

2017-10-19 05:22

Christie's says it will put under the hammer a legendary 19-carat pink diamond that once belonged to French rulers, including King Louis XIV.

Toddler rescued after 12 hours in Swiss Alps crevice

2017-10-06 22:00

Swiss police say rescue workers have pulled a two-year-old girl unharmed out of a deep crevice she tumbled into in the Swiss Alps.

Moving abroad? Try these countries for biggest expat pay hikes

2017-09-27 20:56

Expatriates moving to Switzerland earn an average of more than $193 000. That’s the highest in the world and 54% more than if they’d stayed at home

Prestigious Swiss hotel school exploring SA potential

2017-09-05 19:50

Representatives of one of the best hotel management schools in the world have been in South Africa recently to look at the potential of expanding its reach in the country.

New mudslide hits villages in Switzerland, crushing homes

2017-09-01 13:07

Authorities say a new mudslide preceded by thunderstorms swept through villages in Switzerland, along the same path where a powerful, rocky mudslide left eight people missing and feared dead.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - nuclear bunkers and swiss bankers

2017-08-23 06:39

Open Secrets, in this instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, takes a closer look at the role played by the Swiss banks in propping up the apartheid regime.

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