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Syria unrest death toll soars past 3,000: UN rights chief


More than 3,000 people have been killed in Syria since popular protests broke out in mid-March, the UN human rights chief said Friday, urging international action to prevent civil war in the country.

Dr Rajendra Prasad’s gold Rolex to be sold

A historic wristwatch once owned by India’s first President Dr Rajendra Prasad, possibly gifted to him on the first Republic Day in 1950, will be put on auction in November as part of a collection of

French, Swiss men top smelly socks ranking: survey

When it comes to socks, one is more likely to find a French or Swiss man wearing a smelly pair than a German or a Brit.

A study by Swiss firm Blacksocks found that only 66 per cent of Frenchmen chang

Syria says 1,100 killed by 'terrorists'


Syria will shortly present the United Nations with a list of more than 1,100 people it says have been killed by 'terrorists' in ongoing unrest in the country, its deputy foreign minister said on Frida

Rich run for cover as turmoil hits wealth


The world's wealthiest families have embarked on damage limitation rather than seeking to boost their fortunes as financial turmoil erodes their riches, with some so worried they are putting their mon

Challenging Einstein is a losing venture

Betting against Einstein and his theory of relativity is a way to go broke.

UBS ‘rogue trader’ arrested in London

Police in London’s financial district have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with a massive loss reported by Swiss bank UBS.

City of London police said the man was arrested at 3.30 a.m. on Thu

Six cities bid for 2020 Olympics

Six cities have officially lodged bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said late on Friday.

The cities that have shown interest are Baku, Doha, Istanbul, Mad

Nestle offers ice-cream treat for lactose-intolerant dogs

Swiss food giant Nestle said on Friday that it has a treat in store for dogs keen for an ice-cream to cool down in the summer heat.

Its so-called Frosty Paws ice-cream, are "specially formulated for

Art & sub-atomic particles on collision course at Cern


CERN, FOCUS of research into the Big Bang and what makes the universe tick, on Thursday announced a new programme — fusing science with art to encourage painting and music inspired by the wonders of t

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