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Libya unity government plans move forward

Libya’s warring factions have agreed on a roadmap to form a unity government after two days of UN-brokered talks in Geneva, touted as the last chance to avert total anarchy in the country.

Boko Haram sends 11,000 fleeing to Chad

The United Nations on Tuesday said that the latest wave of Boko Haram’s “vicious, ruthless attacks” in northeastern Nigeria had sent 11,320 people fleeing into Chad in a matter of days.

Geneva floats dream of legal Swiss marijuana

Growing and selling marijuana may soon become legal in once staid Geneva, a year after Switzerland decriminalised possessing the drug.

‘ISIS school closures in Syria affect 670,000’

An estimated 670,000 children in Syria are being deprived of education after ISIS jihadis ordered schools closed to change the curriculum, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) said on Tuesday.

WTO talks on duty-free trade in IT goods collapse


Participants are expected to reconvene in 2015 to see if they can overcome the blockage

Community service for ISIS-returned rebel

Switzerland has ordered a returned recruit of the ISIS group to do 600 hours of community service and will not send him to prison, in the country’s first sentencing of a foreign jihadist fighter.

Women still underpaid than men: ILO

Women in work in large parts of the world are better educated, more experienced and more productive than their male counterparts on average, but are still paid less, the Internat-ional Labor Organizat

WHO warns of rise in Ebola related deaths

Ebola-related deaths in west Africa will be higher than the number of people directly infected because of its disruption to already weak healthcare services, the World Health Organisation warned on Tu

Napoleon’s DNA to be put in Swiss watches


Napoleon’s admirers will be able to carry his DNA on their wrists after a Swiss company announced on Wednesday its plans to sell watches containing a fragment of the emperor’s hair.

Swiss vote to curb immigration ‘to save environment’

The Swiss will once again head to the polls this weekend to decide whether to dramatically slash immigration numbers, this time in the name of saving the environment in a proposal opponents have label

The expected electoral victory in Greece of Syrizia, an acronym meaning “radical coalition of the Left”, had made waves across financial markets.

US President Barack Obama, during his visit to India this week, intends to highlight the strategically essential US-India relationship and shore up support for a wide variety of shared policy interest