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Ebola still of 'great concern' in west Africa epicentre: WHO

Ebola still of 'great concern' in west Africa epicentre: WHO

23 October 2014   0 comments
Top experts on the Ebola virus raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of people with the disease neared 10,000.The World...

Football: Serbia, Albania poised to learn UEFA punishment 23 October 2014

European football's governing body UEFA was Thursday poised to begin a closed-door disciplinary hearing over the violence which halted last week's Euro 2016 qualifier between...

UN watchdog faults Hong Kong on reforms 23 October 2014

A United Nations rights watchdog on Thursday pressed Hong Kong to enact democratic reforms, saying moves so far fell short of what was needed.Amid weeks of mass pro-democracy...

Number of Ebola cases nears 10,000 23 October 2014

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.The UN's public health...

Ebola death toll rises to almost 4,900 23 October 2014

The number of people with Ebola is set to hit 10,000 in West Africa, the World Health Organization said, as the scramble to find a cure gathered pace.The UN's public health...

Switzerland to nix 'stripper' visas

22 October 2014
Switzerland announced Wednesday that it would stop issuing special work permits for foreign strippers, who hail from countries such as Russia, the Dominican Republic and...

Ebola death toll edging to 4,900 mark: WHO

22 October 2014
The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has edged closer to 4,900, while almost 10,000 people have now been infected, new figures from the World Health Organization...

'Hitler' cream strikes sour note for Swiss 22 October 2014

Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday for putting cream capsules with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini on them in cafes in the Alpine country.Migros said it...

Switzerland wants yodelling, watchmaking on UNESCO heritage... 22 October 2014

Switzerland announced Wednesday it would like the Alpine country's deep-seated traditions such as yodelling and precision watchmaking to be inscribed on a United Nations global...

'Hitler' cream leaves Swiss retailer red-faced 22 October 2014

Swiss retailer Migros apologised on Wednesday for what it said was a string of errors which put coffee cream with the faces of Hitler and Mussolini in cafes in the Alpine...

ABB warns on global growth despite strong orders 22 October 2014

Swiss engineering group ABB on Wednesday reported a surge in orders from the energy industry in the third quarter, but warned of headwinds from the slowing global economy.The...
Eyes on the ties: from power symbol to fashion statement

Eyes on the ties: from power symbol to fashion statement 22 October 2014

From a symbol of power to a fashion statement, ties in all their guises are on show at a new exhibition dedicated to the neckwear at the Swiss National Museum.

Switzerland top destination for expats: poll 22 October 2014

Switzerland is the world's favourite destination among expats, followed by Singapore and China, a poll on quality of life for bank HSBC found on Wednesday."Many...

World fears mount that Ebola battle being lost 21 October 2014

The World Bank warned Friday the fight to stop Ebola was being lost, as the UN pleaded for more money to combat the escalating epidemic and global travel fears mounted.As the...

WHO pools experimental Ebola vaccines as experts scramble to... 21 October 2014

A batch of experimental Ebola vaccine was Tuesday set to arrive in Switzerland from Canada, as researchers scramble to beat the deadly disease which has west Africa in its...

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