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Swiss woman starved doing 'sunlight' fast: Report

Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.

The Zurich newspaper

FIFA appoints 84 officials for London Olympic football

The FIFA Referees Committee has confirmed the appointment of 84 officials from 36 countries to officiate at the 2012 London Olympic football tournaments.

For the men's competition, 16 referees and 32

India launches WTO case against U.S. steel duties


India has launched a trade dispute to challenge U.S. duties on certain steel products, the World Trade Organisation said on Thursday.

The WTO gave no details but said India had 'requested consultatio

Annan says surge in Syria violence 'unacceptable'


The international mediator for Syria, Kofi Annan, said on Sunday he was shocked by the "unacceptable" surge in bloodshed there despite a UN deadline for a halt to all violence next week.

"I am shocke

N.Korea's young leader fared poorly in Swiss school: Report

North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-Un, who was schooled in Switzerland, obtained poor grades in school and was often absent, according to a Swiss newspaper report.

Kim, who is 29, was absent for 75

UN rights chief warns against Sri Lankan activist attacks


The UN rights chief warned on Friday against reprisals on Sri Lankan activists, noting ‘threats and intimidation’ carried out by Colombo in the run-up to a contested war crimes probe vote.

The UN Hum

UN adopts contested resolution for Sri Lanka conflict probe

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday passed a contested resolution urging Sri Lanka to 'credibly investigate' allegations of violations committed during Colombo's battle against Tamil Tiger separat

High fuel prices threaten airline sector, IATA warns


The airline industry group IATA cut its 2012 profit forecast for the airline sector to $3.0 billion ($2.3 billion) from $3.5 billion on Tuesday as tensions in the Gulf push fuel prices up.

If fuel pr

28 people, including 22 children, die in Swiss bus accident

Twenty-eight people, including 22 children, returning from a skiing holiday died in a bus accident in Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais, the Swiss news agency SDA-ATS reported on Wednesday.

The ch

JLR mulls crossover under Jaguar brand


Tatas-owned JLR is exploring to push its Jaguar brand beyond the realms of luxury cars and is actively considering to introduce a crossover vehicle under the marque in future.

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