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Golubev blow for Wawrinka

World number three Stanislas Wawrinka suffered a shock defeat on Friday as Switzerland dropped the opening rubber of their Davis Cup quarter-final against Kazakhstan in Geneva.

The mystery behind the disappearance of a $50 million diamond

The mystery behind the disappearance of a $50 million diamond from a Geneva-based storage firm deepened on Wednesday, as the company accused of losing the jewel branded the alleged victim a con-man.

Weather extremes human-induced, says UN

The Philippines’ devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia are among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN’s weather agency said on Monday.

Uefa raps three sides for racist fans

Serbia, Russian club CSKA Moscow and Cypriot side Apollon Limassol have all been sanctioned for racist behaviour by fans, European football’s governing body UEFA announced on Tuesday.

Syria foes in first face-to-face meet at Geneva talks


Syria’s government and opposition finally met face-to-face on Saturday as difficult UN-sponsored peace talks inched forward in Geneva.

Little Laila was taught that God creates everyone and also leads everyone back to Godself after death. So, she prayed: “Dear God, instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t you just keep the ones you got now?” Laila’s prayer may never be answered; but, Easter does assure us that life, not death, is what we’re created for.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.