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Large-scale trials for Zika vaccines at least 18 months away: WHO

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Large-scale trials for Zika virus vaccines are at least 18 months away, while establishing a possible link between the virus and two more harmful conditions will likely only take weeks, the World Health...

Geneva meet Friday for Syria humanitarian access: UN

12 February 2016 | 0 comments

Representatives of 17 countries will meet in Geneva Friday afternoon for United Nations-hosted talks on how to ensure humanitarian access in war-ravaged Syria, a UN spokeswoman said."The humanitarian...

51,000 displaced since Russian air strikes on Aleppo began: UN

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Some 51,000 people have been displaced since Damascus, backed by Russian air strikes, launched its latest offensive on the Syrian city of Aleppo last week, the United Nations reported Thursday."Since...

Zurich Insurance posts 'disappointing' 53% net profit plunge

11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Zurich Insurance on Thursday reported "disappointing" 2015 results hit by costs linked to the industrial disaster in Tianjin, China, and said thousands of jobs would be affected as it tries to rein in...

Britain's Duchess of York eyes Swiss residency

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

Sarah, Duchess of York -- the ex-wife of Britain's Prince Andrew -- has begun the process of establishing residency in Switzerland, she told Le Nouvelliste newspaper in an interview published Wednesday....

Widow of famed chef Violier to run restaurant after his suicide

10 February 2016 | 0 comments

The widow of top chef Benoit Violier, whose January 31 suicide shocked the culinary world, said she would take charge of her husband's celebrated restaurant, in an interview published Wednesday. Brigitte...

Swiss prison guard helped Syrian flee cell: police

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Swiss police on Tuesday launched a manhunt for a Syrian man convicted of rape, after he fled his cell along with a female prison guard.The two fugitives may already have left the country, after the guard...

WHO cautions against linking Zika virus with rare nerve disorder

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged caution about linking the Zika virus with a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre which health officials in Colombia have blamed for three deaths."Yes,...

UN urges Turkey to open border to Syrians fleeing Aleppo

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The United Nations on Tuesday urged Turkey to open its borders to the tens of thousands of people fleeing a Syrian regime assault on opposition strongholds in the northern city of Aleppo and surrounding...

Olympics: Rio 2016 cutbacks give cause for concern

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

Rowing and other sports expressed concern on Monday at the consequences of budget cuts at the Rio Olympics.An economic downturn in Brazil has forced 2016 Games organisers to ditch plans for a 4,000 capacity...

Russian air strikes in Syria 'good thing': Del Ponte

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

Former war crimes prosecutor Carla Del Ponte, who is currently probing rights abuses in Syria, on Monday backed Russia's air strikes on "terrorist groups" in the war-torn country."Overall, I think the...

UN probe accuses Syria govt of 'exterminating' detainees

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

UN investigators accused the Syrian government Monday of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners have been executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions...

UN probe accuses Damascus of 'extermination' of detainees

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

UN investigators on Monday accused Damascus of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners were executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions that they perished.Over...

UN probe accuses Damascus of 'extermination' of detainees

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

UN investigators on Monday accused Damascus of "extermination" in its jails and detention centres, saying prisoners were executed, tortured to death or held in such horrific conditions that they perished.Over...

Swiss arrest Gambian suspected of killing American au pair in Vienna

5 February 2016 | 0 comments

Swiss authorities said Friday they have arrested a Gambian man suspected of murdering a 25-year-old American woman working as an au pair in Vienna.The Swiss justice ministry told AFP the Gambian man had...

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