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Swiss lawmakers say yes to banning burqa

Switzerland’s lower House on Tuesday narrowly approved a draft Bill on a nationwide burqa ban, the ATS news agency reported, but the measure remains far from coming into force.

Baloch leader Bugti applies for India asylum

Exiled Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti, heading the movement in Balochistan, today approached the Indian Embassy here seeking asylum in India and exuded confidence of a positive response from New Delhi

India loses solar power appeal in WTO against US

India lost its appeal at the World Trade Organization in a dispute over solar power on Friday, failing to overturn a U.S.

US, Russia tussle over Syria deal

US secretary of state John Kerry reacts as he arrives in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo: AP)

The United States and Russia on Friday grappled over plans to halt the fighting in Syria, as resurgent Moscow-backed regime forces tightened the noose around the beleaguered city of Aleppo.

Russia behind cluster bomb use in Syria?

Evidence is growing that Russia is behind a significant increase in the use of cluster bombs in Syria, campaigners said Thursday.

Swiss open probe into Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer (Photo: AP)

Swiss federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that they had opened criminal proceedings against German football legend Franz Beckenbauer over allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2006 Wo

Sepp Blatter’s desperate final stand

Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter will mount his final challenge against his six-year Fifa ban on Thursday, following more than a year of scandal that saw him thrown out of football in disgrace.

Russia loses ban appeal for Rio Paralympics

Russian competitors remained banned from the Rio Paralympics after the country lost an appeal on Tuesday against a suspension issued over evidence of state-run doping.

Cult spoof at top lab being probed

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) has launched an investigation into a video filmed at night on its Geneva campus depicting a mock ritual human sacrifice, a spokeswoman said Wednes

60 per cent of Maldives’ coral reefs bleached


Coral reefs in the Maldives are under severe stress after suffering mass bleaching this year as sea temperatures soared, a top conservationist body warned on Monday.

Walking in Lodi Gardens, I am reminded every morning of P.V. Narasimha Rao telling a Singapore audience that India internalised every foreign conqueror except the last.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh paid a belated two-day visit to Ladakh after last month’s much-publicised all-party delegation’s trip to Jammu and Kashmir.