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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

Russia and Qatar will host World Cups

Russia and Qatar were cleared on Thursday by a Fifa judge of corruption in their winning bids for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

‘Holy Grail’ of watches sells for record $21.3 million


A Patek Philippe gold watch billed as the most expensive and most complicated in the world fetched a record $21.3 million on Wednesday when it went under the hammer in Switzerland.

UN: 13.6 million displaced by war in Iraq, Syria

About 13.6 million people, equivalent to the population of London, have been displaced by conflicts in Syria and Iraq, many without food or shelter as winter starts, the UN refugee agency UNHCR said o

Vanessa-Mae banned for 4 years over fixed races


Pop violinist Vanessa-Mae was banned from competitive skiing for four years on Tuesday for taking part in races that were fixed to allow her to qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Sri Lanka sabotaging war crimes inquiry: UN

The UN rights chief accused Sri Lanka Friday of sabotaging a UN-mandated war crimes probe into the country’s brutal separatist war by creating a climate of fear and repression.

UN aims to eliminate statelessness within 10 years

Antonio Guterres

Ten million people worldwide have no nationality, leaving them in a devastating legal limbo, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday, launching a campaign to eradicate statelessness within a decade.

Three killed in Swiss Alps shooting

Police and investigators stand near site where officers found three bodies in Wilderswil, central Switzerland, on Monday.— AP

The bodies of three people were discovered near a train station in the Swiss Alps town of Wilderswill on Monday, the police said, amid reports of a murder-suicide.

Gender equality at work 80 years away


If you’re waiting for gender equality in the workplace, be prepared to wait a long time.

Viswanathan Anand has for the second year running been outclassed in the World Chess Championship by a player nearly 20 years his younger.

Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2014, and has clearly won the sprint when his government completes six months in office on November 26.