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 from a Geneva-based storage firm deepened on Wednesday, as the company accused of losing the jewel branded the alleged victim a con-man.
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.
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’s government and opposition finally met face-to-face on Saturday as difficult UN-sponsored peace talks inched forward in Geneva.