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UN rights chief blasts Kinshasa for expelling top envoy

UN rights chief blasts Kinshasa for expelling top envoy

 

Geneva AFP - The UN rights chief on Sunday condemned Kinshasa for expelling his top envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and accused the authorities of intimidating other members of his staff.


October 19, 2014 - 20:02 GMT
Death penalty fuels violence in Iraq, says U.N. report

Death penalty fuels violence in Iraq, says U.N. report

 

Iraq should stop its widespread use of the death penalty, which is unjust, flawed and only fuels the violence it purports to deter, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.


October 19, 2014 - 18:30 GMT
Experimental Ebola vaccine expected in Geneva Tuesday: hospital

Experimental Ebola vaccine expected in Geneva Tuesday: hospital

 

Geneva AFP - Canada will start sending more than 1,000 doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine to Switzerland this week as part of the global fight against the deadly virus, a Geneva hospital said Sunday.


October 19, 2014 - 17:37 GMT
WHO promises thorough self-appraisal of Ebola response

WHO promises thorough self-appraisal of Ebola response

 

GENEVA Reuters - The World Health Organization promised on Saturday that it would publish a full review of its handling of the Ebola crisis once the outbreak was under control, in response to a leaked document that appeared to acknowledge the WHO had failed to do enough.


October 18, 2014 - 12:55 GMT
Red Sea drownings of Yemen-bound migrants hit new high: UNHCR

Red Sea drownings of Yemen-bound migrants hit new high: UNHCR

 

Geneva AFP - Scores have drowned in the Red Sea in recent weeks trying to cross to Yemen making this year's death toll the highest in years, the UN's refugee agency said Friday.


October 17, 2014 - 20:26 GMT
Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216 cases: WHO

Ebola death toll soars to 4,555 out of 9,216 cases: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - More than 4,500 people have died in the deadly Ebola outbreak that began in west Africa at the beginning of the year, fresh World Health Organization figures showed Friday.


October 17, 2014 - 19:33 GMT
Senegal declared Ebola-free, UN appeals for cash to boost battle

Senegal declared Ebola-free, UN appeals for cash to boost battle

 

Geneva AFP - Western countries scrambled Friday to ward off a feared global spread of Ebola amid fresh UN appeals for funds to fight the raging epidemic.


October 17, 2014 - 18:29 GMT
Ebola death toll rises to 4,546 in hardest-hit countries: WHO

Ebola death toll rises to 4,546 in hardest-hit countries: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 4,546 out of 9,191 known cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization WHO said on Friday.


October 17, 2014 - 17:27 GMT
Food prices up 24 percent in Ebola-hit countries: WFP

Food prices up 24 percent in Ebola-hit countries: WFP

 

GENEVA Reuters - Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, forcing some families to reduce their intake to one meal a day, a World Food Program WFP spokeswoman said on Friday.


October 17, 2014 - 15:26 GMT

UN health agency: Ebola outbreak over in Senegal

 

GENEVA - The U.N. health agency has officially declared an end to the Ebola outbreak in Senegal.


October 17, 2014 - 14:06 GMT
Food prices up 24 percent in Ebola-hit countries - WFP

Food prices up 24 percent in Ebola-hit countries - WFP

 

GENEVA Reuters - Food prices have risen by an average of 24 percent across the three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak, forcing some families to reduce their intake to one meal a day, a World Food Programme WFP spokeswoman said on Friday.


October 17, 2014 - 13:37 GMT
World steps up Ebola action as infections soar

World steps up Ebola action as infections soar

 

Geneva AFP - Europe said Thursday it will review how passengers leaving Ebola-hit African countries are screened for infection, as it seeks to contain the escalating spread of a virus recognised as the worst global health emergency in years.


October 16, 2014 - 19:55 GMT

Red Cross delivers first medical aid in a year to Palestinians in Syria

 

GENEVA Reuters - The International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC said on Thursday it had delivered its first medical supplies in a year to Palestinian refugees living in a camp in the Damascus suburb of Yarmouk in Syria.


October 16, 2014 - 18:51 GMT
WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali

WHO to test Ebola preparedness in Ivory Coast and Mali

 

GENEVA Reuters - The World Health Organization will send teams of experts to test the Ebola-preparedness measures at Ivory Coast and Mali's borders with countries affected by the epidemic, WHO's health security response chief Isabelle Nuttall said on Thursday.


October 16, 2014 - 14:27 GMT
UN says Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

UN says Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

 

GENEVA - A top official with the U.N. health agency says the death toll from the Ebola crisis will rise to more than 4,500 lives this week from among 9,000 people infected by the deadly disease.


October 16, 2014 - 14:09 GMT
World pledges Ebola action as infections soar

World pledges Ebola action as infections soar

 

Geneva AFP - Ebola's escalating spread constitutes the worst global health emergency in years, world leaders warned, vowing to dramatically step up the response to the virus that has already killed nearly 4,500 people.


October 16, 2014 - 11:36 GMT

UN rights chief: Ebola, extremists 'twin plagues'

 

GENEVA - The U.N.'s top human rights official says the Ebola outbreak and the Islamic State group represent twin plagues upon the world.


October 16, 2014 - 10:08 GMT

FIBA: No positive doping tests at World Cup

 

GENEVA - Basketball's international governing body says no positive doping tests were recorded at the World Cup or its other major championships this year.


October 16, 2014 - 09:48 GMT

Nestle says 3 percent sales drop amid strong franc

 

GENEVA - Nestle, the world's biggest food and drink company, has reported a 3 percent drop in group sales for the first nine months of the year, impacted by weakness in currencies against the Swiss franc and other costs.


October 16, 2014 - 06:03 GMT

Swiss drug maker Roche posts flat 3Q sales

 

GENEVA - Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG has reported stable or flat sales for the first nine months of 2013 but says the results show strong demand for its cancer drugs and emerging new products.


October 16, 2014 - 05:45 GMT
Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013, Red Cross says

Natural disasters killed over 22,000 in 2013, Red Cross says

 

Geneva AFP - Natural disasters claimed over 22,000 lives last year, with Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines the deadliest of all, the Red Cross said Thursday.


October 16, 2014 - 00:49 GMT

Canada takes China to WTO over duties on pulp used in textiles

 

GENEVA Reuters - Canada filed a complaint at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to challenge Chinese anti-dumping duties on dissolving pulp, a cellulosic material used to produce rayon, a cotton substitute.


October 15, 2014 - 16:36 GMT

Iran calls for 'confidence' over nukes, extremists

 

GENEVA - Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani says its necessary to build more confidence with the West, something that would help both nuclear talks and efforts to fight the extremist Islamic State group.


October 15, 2014 - 11:06 GMT

Iran official says centrifuges are 'trivial' in nuclear talks

 

GENEVA Reuters - U.S nuclear negotiators should stop focusing on Iran's number of centrifuges and should push for a deal, which could help build confidence between Iran and the coalition of countries fighting against Islamic State militants, a senior Iranian politician said on Wednesday.


October 15, 2014 - 10:11 GMT
Sierra Leone Ebola survivors to hold landmark meet: UN

Sierra Leone Ebola survivors to hold landmark meet: UN

 

Geneva AFP - Dozens of Ebola survivors, now immune to the deadly disease, will meet in Sierra Leone this week to see how they can help tackle the epidemic, the UN said Tuesday.


October 15, 2014 - 03:29 GMT
Ebola infection rate could reach 10,000 a week, WHO says

Ebola infection rate could reach 10,000 a week, WHO says

 

Geneva AFP - The World Health Organization said Tuesday the Ebola infection rate could soon reach 10,000 a week as world leaders prepared to hold talks on the crisis at the United Nations.


October 14, 2014 - 18:27 GMT

WTO ruling backs U.S. complaint against Indian poultry rules

 

GENEVA Reuters - India broke World Trade Organization rules by blocking U.S poultry imports because of unsubstantiated bird flu fears, a World Trade Organization dispute panel said in a ruling on Tuesday.


October 14, 2014 - 15:09 GMT
WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

 

GENEVA - A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.


October 14, 2014 - 12:59 GMT
UN envoy warns of Kobane 'massacre', urges Turkey to let Kurds fight

UN envoy warns of Kobane 'massacre', urges Turkey to let Kurds fight

 

Geneva AFP - Kurdish residents in Kobane will be most likely massacred by advancing Islamic State jihadists, a UN envoy warned Friday, urging Turkey to stop blocking Kurds from crossing into Syria to defend the besieged town.


October 10, 2014 - 18:29 GMT
Ebola death toll hits 4,033: WHO

Ebola death toll hits 4,033: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - More than 4,000 people have died in the Ebola epidemic that broke out in west Africa at the start of the year, according to the latest figures released by the World Health Organization on Friday.


October 10, 2014 - 17:59 GMT

WHO: Ebola death toll above 4,000

 

GENEVA - The total number of deaths attributed to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen above 4,000, the World Health Organization said Friday.


October 10, 2014 - 17:49 GMT
Libya clashes drive 287,000 from homes: UN

Libya clashes drive 287,000 from homes: UN

 

Geneva AFP - A spike in clashes between rival militias in Libya has pushed the number of people driven from their homes to an estimated 287,000, the United Nations' refugee agency said Friday.


October 10, 2014 - 14:44 GMT

100,000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli, UNHCR says

 

GENEVA Reuters - About 100,000 people have fled fighting near the Libyan capital Tripoli in the past three weeks, adding to a growing problem of internal displacement, the U.N.


October 10, 2014 - 11:13 GMT
Red Cross mulls Ukraine operations after worker killed

Red Cross mulls Ukraine operations after worker killed

 

Geneva AFP - The Red Cross said Thursday it was analysing how to resume its Ukraine operations a week after halting work in the conflict-torn country following the death of a Swiss staffer.


October 09, 2014 - 18:48 GMT
Fresh C.Africa violence hits Red Cross aid operations

Fresh C.Africa violence hits Red Cross aid operations

 

Geneva AFP - The Red Cross said Thursday fresh violence in the Central African Republic was preventing its work to help civilians, especially with its aid workers threatened by gunmen.


October 09, 2014 - 17:39 GMT
WHO revises Ebola death toll down by 14 to 3,865

WHO revises Ebola death toll down by 14 to 3,865

 

GENEVA Reuters - The World Health Organization adjusted its number on Thursday for the total death toll in the West African Ebola outbreak, revising down its previous total by 14 after an adding error.


October 09, 2014 - 15:23 GMT
Ebola still rampant in three African countries as deaths near 4,000: WHO

Ebola still rampant in three African countries as deaths near 4,000: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed 3,879 people out of 8,033 cases by the end of Oct.


October 09, 2014 - 07:33 GMT
Ebola 'unavoidable' in Europe, but spread risk low: WHO

Ebola 'unavoidable' in Europe, but spread risk low: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - Cases of Ebola in Europe are unavoidable, but the risk of the disease spreading is extremely low, a top UN health official said Wednesday, amid growing fears over infections in Spain.


October 08, 2014 - 14:42 GMT
World Bank sees financial impact of Ebola at as much as $32.6 bln in Africa

World Bank sees financial impact of Ebola at as much as $32.6 bln in Africa

 

GENEVA Reuters - The regional impact of West Africa's Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of 2015 if it spreads significantly beyond the worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank said on Wednesday.


October 08, 2014 - 12:17 GMT

U.N. says 3,660 killed in Ukraine violence since April

 

GENEVA Reuters - At least 3,660 people were killed and 8,756 wounded in violence in Eastern Ukraine between mid-April and Oct 6, the U.N.


October 08, 2014 - 11:05 GMT
'You can't overprotect' against Ebola: virus pioneer

'You can't overprotect' against Ebola: virus pioneer

 

Geneva AFP - One of the scientists who discovered Ebola said Tuesday he was not surprised a Spanish nurse contracted the deadly virus, stressing it was impossible to be too careful when dealing with the disease.


October 07, 2014 - 21:36 GMT
UN Syria envoy calls for international action to defend Kobane

UN Syria envoy calls for international action to defend Kobane

 

Geneva AFP - The international community should immediately act to defend the key Syrian border town of Kobane, on the verge of falling to the jihadist Islamic State group, the UN's peace envoy to Syria said on Tuesday.


October 07, 2014 - 18:44 GMT
Ebola death toll rises to 3,439 - WHO

Ebola death toll rises to 3,439 - WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The world's worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed 3,439 people, the World Health Organization WHO said on Friday.


October 04, 2014 - 11:38 GMT

Battle against Ebola hampered by gaps in data, hidden cases

 

Ebola's rapid spread through West Africa has been quickened by the difficulty of keeping track of the deadly disease, and filling in the huge gaps in knowledge about the epidemic is key to eventually containing it, health experts say.


October 03, 2014 - 15:17 GMT

International Red Cross confirms Swiss killed in Donetsk

 

GENEVA Reuters - The International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC confirmed that a Swiss staff member was killed on Thursday by a shell that landed close to its office in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.


October 02, 2014 - 18:50 GMT
Islamic State committing 'staggering' violations in Iraq: U.N. report

Islamic State committing 'staggering' violations in Iraq: U.N. report

 

GENEVA Reuters - Islamic State militants in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used children as fighters, in systematic violations that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on Thursday.


October 02, 2014 - 09:26 GMT
Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says

Ebola deaths reach 3,338, but widely undercounted, WHO says

 

GENEVA Reuters - The death toll from the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak reached 3,338 people out of 7,178 cases in West Africa as of Sept.


October 01, 2014 - 18:26 GMT
Reeling from Ebola, WHO warns of MERS risk to Africa

Reeling from Ebola, WHO warns of MERS risk to Africa

 

Vulnerable countries, especially in Africa, need to defend themselves against the possible seasonal spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome MERS in the first half of 2015, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.


October 01, 2014 - 18:07 GMT
GSK, NewLink working to bring Ebola vaccines online - WHO

GSK, NewLink working to bring Ebola vaccines online - WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - Both GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink are working to boost their capacity to make Ebola vaccines, with a goal of a very significant increase in scale during the first half of 2015, the World Health Organization WHO said on Wednesday.


October 01, 2014 - 16:38 GMT
Ebola epidemic battering Liberian economy: minister

Ebola epidemic battering Liberian economy: minister

 

Geneva AFP - Liberia's Ebola crisis is battering the economy of a nation that has spent the past decade recovering from 14 years of civil war, its minister of commerce said Tuesday.


September 30, 2014 - 14:39 GMT

Group: Wildlife populations down drastically

 

GENEVA - Populations of about 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have plummeted far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world's biggest environmental groups.


September 29, 2014 - 22:54 GMT
Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF

Global wildlife populations down by half since 1970: WWF

 

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.


September 29, 2014 - 22:44 GMT
Record 3,072 migrants 'killed crossing Mediterranean in 2014'

Record 3,072 migrants 'killed crossing Mediterranean in 2014'

 

Geneva AFP - More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the International Organisation for Migration said Monday.


September 29, 2014 - 13:42 GMT
Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer'

Roche breast cancer drug 'helps patients live longer'

 

Geneva AFP - A drug developed by Swiss giant Roche to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer has been shown to extend patients' lives by almost 16 months, researchers said Sunday.


September 28, 2014 - 23:06 GMT
Public versus private? Swiss mull health system shift

Public versus private? Swiss mull health system shift

 

Geneva AFP - Swiss voters were deciding Sunday whether to ditch the country's all-private health insurance system and create a state-run scheme, with polls indicating that they will reject the plan.


September 28, 2014 - 07:49 GMT
UN rights body urges new push to stem migrant sea deaths

UN rights body urges new push to stem migrant sea deaths

 

Geneva AFP - The UN Human Rights Council on Friday urged countries to step up efforts to stem the string of sea tragedies that claim the lives of thousands of desperate migrants.


September 26, 2014 - 21:07 GMT

Latins, Europe unite at U.N. to back persecuted gays

 

Latin American and European countries united on Friday to push a resolution on ending violence against homosexuals through the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite strong opposition from Islamic and African states.


September 26, 2014 - 19:21 GMT
Experimental Ebola vaccines ready for Africa by 2015: WHO

Experimental Ebola vaccines ready for Africa by 2015: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - Experimental vaccines to treat Ebola could be ready for use in African countries badly hit by the deadly virus early next year, the World Health Organization said Friday.


September 26, 2014 - 12:10 GMT

FIFA chief Blatter to confirm run for 5th term

 

GENEVA - FIFA President Sepp Blatter will announce on Friday his candidacy for re-election in a 2015 campaign he is overwhelmingly favored to win.


September 25, 2014 - 23:22 GMT
Hungry South Sudanese 'under the radar': Red Cross

Hungry South Sudanese 'under the radar': Red Cross

 

Geneva AFP - The scale of South Sudan's food crisis remains a massive unknown, with aid workers fearing the worst in isolated parts of the conflict-ravaged country, the international Red Cross said Thursday.


September 25, 2014 - 14:46 GMT
Ebola toll nears 3,000, but spread in Guinea stabilizes

Ebola toll nears 3,000, but spread in Guinea stabilizes

 

The exponential spread of the Ebola outbreak that has now killed almost 3,000 people in West Africa may have been checked in Guinea, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.


September 25, 2014 - 10:36 GMT
Ebola toll nears 3,000, but spread in Guinea stabilises

Ebola toll nears 3,000, but spread in Guinea stabilises

 

The exponential spread of the Ebola outbreak that has now killed almost 3,000 people in West Africa may have been checked in Guinea, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.


September 25, 2014 - 10:27 GMT
Medical 'wasteland' in Iraqi warzones: MSF

Medical 'wasteland' in Iraqi warzones: MSF

 

Geneva AFP - Medical services in Iraq's conflict zones have collapsed, leaving millions of people in a health wasteland, as the spectre of epidemics stalks the country, aid charity MSF warned on Wednesday.


September 24, 2014 - 21:38 GMT
Iraqi trio detained by Swiss over alleged IS plot

Iraqi trio detained by Swiss over alleged IS plot

 

Geneva AFP - Three Iraqis arrested in Switzerland in March are suspected of having planned an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, Swiss media reported Wednesday.


September 24, 2014 - 09:27 GMT
Ebola's murderous path from a toddler to global mayhem

Ebola's murderous path from a toddler to global mayhem

 

Geneva AFP - When a toddler in a remote Guinean village suddenly died from a mysterious fever last December, no one could have imagined it signalled the start of the worst-ever Ebola epidemic.


September 23, 2014 - 23:24 GMT
Guinean suspected Ebola case admitted to Swiss hospital

Guinean suspected Ebola case admitted to Swiss hospital

 

Geneva AFP - A Guinean asylum seeker has been hospitalised in Switzerland with suspected Ebola, health authorities announced Tuesday.


September 23, 2014 - 22:17 GMT
Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

Ebola cases to explode without drastic action: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - The Ebola epidemic is set to explode unless the response is radically intensified, the WHO said Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands could be infected by the end of the year.


September 23, 2014 - 20:09 GMT
Ukraine conflict death toll soars past 3,000: UN

Ukraine conflict death toll soars past 3,000: UN

 

Geneva AFP - The death toll in Ukraine's conflict has soared past 3,000, likely by a significant margin, top UN human rights official Ivan Simonovic said Tuesday.


September 23, 2014 - 18:36 GMT
WHO revises up number of health workers killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone

WHO revises up number of health workers killed by Ebola in Sierra Leone

 

GENEVA Reuters - Thirty more health care workers have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone than previously thought, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, suggesting the risk to medical staff may have been understated.


September 23, 2014 - 14:28 GMT
UNHCR warns 400,000 Syrian Kurds could flee IS onslaught

UNHCR warns 400,000 Syrian Kurds could flee IS onslaught

 

Geneva AFP - The UN refugee agency warned Tuesday that as many as 400,000 people may flee to Turkey from Syria's Kurdish region to escape attacks by the Islamic State group.


September 23, 2014 - 11:53 GMT

UNHCR bracing for possible exodus of 400,000 from Syrian town into Turkey

 

GENEVA Reuters - The United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday that it was making contingency plans for all 400,000 inhabitants of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani to flee into Turkey to escape an advance of Islamist militants.


September 23, 2014 - 10:08 GMT
Ebola cases to triple to 20,000 by November unless efforts raised: WHO

Ebola cases to triple to 20,000 by November unless efforts raised: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO warned Tuesday.


September 23, 2014 - 04:55 GMT
Ebola outbreak 'pretty much contained' in Senegal and Nigeria

Ebola outbreak 'pretty much contained' in Senegal and Nigeria

 

GENEVA Reuters - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll rose to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases.


September 22, 2014 - 12:18 GMT
Ebola outbreak pretty much contained in Senegal and Nigeria

Ebola outbreak pretty much contained in Senegal and Nigeria

 

GENEVA Reuters - Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization said on Monday, although the overall death toll rose to 2,793 out of 5,762 cases.


September 22, 2014 - 12:08 GMT
WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola-hit Africa

WHO experts advise against travel or trade bans on Ebola-hit Africa

 

GENEVA Reuters - Independent health advisers to the World Health Organization WHO have assessed that there should be no general ban on travel or trade with countries reeling from an Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.N.


September 22, 2014 - 12:08 GMT
More than 100,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey

More than 100,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey

 

Geneva AFP - More than 100,000 Syrian Kurds have fled into Turkey over the past few days, escaping advancing Islamic State jihadists who seized dozens of villages near a strategic border town, officials said on Monday.


September 22, 2014 - 07:54 GMT

Switzerland prepares to tighten screws on whistleblowers

 

Switzerland's parliament will consider a bill on Monday that critics say will tighten the rules on whistleblowers, shutting the door to what is often a last resort for people trying to stop wrongdoing and corruption.


September 19, 2014 - 18:27 GMT
Platini slams FIFA over luxury watches row

Platini slams FIFA over luxury watches row

 

GENEVA - UEFA President Michel Platini has criticized FIFA for publicly rebuking football executives who accepted luxury gifts at the World Cup, saying he will donate around $27,000 to charity rather than return a watch.


September 19, 2014 - 14:30 GMT
London to host Euro 2020 final

London to host Euro 2020 final

 

Geneva AFP - London will host the final and semi-finals of the 2020 European football championship, which will exceptionally be held in 13 different countries, UEFA boss Michel Platini announced Friday.


September 19, 2014 - 11:43 GMT

UEFA picks Wembley for Euro 2020 semifinals, final

 

GENEVA - UEFA has selected Wembley Stadium in London to host the semifinals and final of the first continent-wide European Championship in 2020, ending a run of bidding failures by England.


September 19, 2014 - 11:33 GMT
UN rights chief: Migrant deaths may be mass murder

UN rights chief: Migrant deaths may be mass murder

 

GENEVA - The deaths of up to 500 migrants and refugees in an intentional boat-ramming in the Mediterranean Sea last week could be an act of mass murder, the U.N.


September 19, 2014 - 10:51 GMT
Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland

Two Ebola vaccines to be tested in Switzerland

 

Geneva AFP - Clinical trials of two experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus are due to begin soon in Switzerland, the country's Tropical and Public Health Institute said on Thursday.


September 18, 2014 - 23:34 GMT
Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO

Ebola death toll climbs to 2,630 out of 5,357 cases: WHO

 

Geneva AFP - The deadliest Ebola epidemic on record has now infected more than 5,000 people in west Africa and killed around half of them, the World Health Organization said Thursday.


September 18, 2014 - 16:32 GMT
Bayern beats Man City 1-0 in Champions League

Bayern beats Man City 1-0 in Champions League

 

GENEVA - Bayern Munich scored a 90th-minute goal to beat Manchester City 1-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, while Barcelona had an easier time edging OEL 1-0.


September 17, 2014 - 21:26 GMT
Damascus, opposition must 'compromise' to beat jihadists: UN

Damascus, opposition must 'compromise' to beat jihadists: UN

 

Geneva AFP - The Syrian government and mainstream opposition must seek a compromise to end three and half years of bloody civil war and block the rise of murderous jihadists, UN investigators said Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 18:55 GMT
UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola

UN says $1.0 billion needed to fight Ebola

 

Geneva AFP - Nearly $1.0 billion is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, more than doubling the estimate it made less than a month ago.


September 16, 2014 - 13:46 GMT

Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centers: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The Ebola response in Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak, will focus on community-level care units since new treatment centers are unlikely to be ready for weeks or months, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 13:07 GMT

Ebola cases may be kept within tens of thousands, WHO says

 

GENEVA Reuters - The unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires a $1 billion response to keep its spread within the tens of thousands of cases, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 12:58 GMT
Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centres: WHO

Liberia must wait weeks or months for new Ebola centres: WHO

 

GENEVA Reuters - The Ebola response in Liberia, the country worst hit by the outbreak, will focus on community-level care units since new bed spaces are unlikely to be ready for weeks or months, World Health Organization Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 12:30 GMT
UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

 

GENEVA - The U.N.


September 16, 2014 - 10:13 GMT
China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

China ups its medics in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to 174

 

Geneva AFP - China will send more medics to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone to help boost laboratory testing for the virus, raising the total number of Chinese medical experts there to 174, the UN said Tuesday.


September 16, 2014 - 09:56 GMT

U.N. experts call for sparing civilians in fight against Islamic State

 

GENEVA Reuters - United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria said on Tuesday that world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters must respect the rules of war requiring them to protect civilians and be proportionate in their strikes.


September 16, 2014 - 09:55 GMT

Business leaders propose Ukraine steer course between West, Moscow

 

GENEVA Reuters - Ukraine should seek special trade deals with Russia as well as the European Union and consider military non-alignment to help stabilize its economy and secure peace, top business leaders convened by the World Economic Forum said on Monday.


September 15, 2014 - 18:27 GMT

500 migrants feared drowned off Malta coast, IOM says

 

GENEVA Reuters - Some 500 migrants are believed to have died in the Mediterranean after traffickers rammed their boat off Malta's coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said on Monday.


September 15, 2014 - 15:22 GMT

Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed

 

GENEVA - The International Organization for Migration says about 500 migrants are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week.


September 15, 2014 - 14:19 GMT

Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week

 

GENEVA - Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week.


September 15, 2014 - 13:59 GMT
Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

Switzerland beats Italy 3-1 in Davis Cup semifinal

 

GENEVA - Roger Federer has taken Switzerland to its first Davis Cup final in 22 years, beating Fabio Fognini of Italy in the opening reverse singles Sunday for a winning 3-1 lead in their semifinal.


September 14, 2014 - 12:35 GMT
Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal

Federer skips doubles in Davis Cup semifinal

 

GENEVA - Roger Federer has been given the day off as Switzerland seeks to seal its place in the Davis Cup final by winning Saturday's doubles.


September 13, 2014 - 10:49 GMT
Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: U.N.

Fragile ozone layer shows first sign of recovery: U.N.

 

The ozone layer that shields life from the sun's cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is showing its first sign of thickening after years of dangerous depletion, a U.N.


September 12, 2014 - 14:29 GMT
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2014/10/19
Japan PM may replace justice minister as well as METI minister: Kyodo


2014/10/18
LeBron James' Return To Cleveland May Inadvertently Kick In A $9.5 Million Bonus For Kyrie Irving


2014/10/17
Ex-Los Angeles schools chief says resignation came in polarized atmosphere


2014/10/16
Party of the rich: In Congress, it's the Democrats


2014/10/15
Mozambique polls close with opposition crying foul


2014/10/14
Serbia-Albania match abandoned after drone flies banner over the pitch





Fri, 17 Oct 2014
Percy Harvin, Percy Harvin trade

Wed, 15 Oct 2014
Amber Vinson, Amber Joy Vinson

Sun, 12 Oct 2014
Green Bay Packers, Packers, Miami Dolphins

Fri, 10 Oct 2014
Amanda Bynes, Amanda Bynes Twitter

Thu, 09 Oct 2014
Red Bull, Red Bull Lawsuit, Red Bull Settlement

Mon, 06 Oct 2014
Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, Redskins, Russell Wilson, Washington Redskins

Sun, 05 Oct 2014
Patriots, Tom Brady, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Bengals

Tue, 30 Sep 2014
Ebola, What Is Ebola, Ebola Outbreak

Sat, 27 Sep 2014
Texas A m, Texas A m Football, Arkansas Razorbacks

Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Oklahoma beheading, Colleen Hufford, Beheading in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, beheading