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Swiss flock to watch giant stinking flower bloom


Thousands of plant lovers have flocked to the northern Swiss city of Basel to see a giant, stinky flower bloom for the first time.

The Basel Botanical Gardens expects 10,000 people to see its amorpho

Measles outbreak in Europe


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has observed measles outbreaks in many European countries and has asked health authorities to scale up immunisation measures.

According to the WHO, 33 European cou

Some 10,000 Libyans flee to Tunisia: UNHCR

Some 10,000 Libyans have fled in the last 10 days from the besieged Western Mountains region to Tunisia, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.

More than 100 bodies found in west Ivory Coast: UN

The U.N. says more than 100 bodies have been found in Ivory Coast in the past 24 hours, some of them burned alive.
About 60 were killed in one incident and about 40 people in another that appears to h

Cern collider restarts search for key cosmic answers

Cern’s large hadron collider (LHC) is gearing up to resume full-speed particle collisions next month aimed at resolving key mysteries of the universe, scientists and engineers at the research centre said on Monday.

Pillay warns Libya of 'crimes against humanity'

The UN’s human rights chief on Tuesday warned Libyan authorities that systematic and widespread attacks against the civilian population could amount to "crimes against humanity".

Swiss will make tracking easier

Switzerland said Tuesday it will make it easier to track down tax cheats by providing assistance to foreign authorities, even if only bank account numbers are provided as a means of identification.

India faces cancer epidemic risk

India faces the risk of growing cancer epidemic as its population experiences rising incomes and changing food habits amid increasing physical inactivity, the WHO warned on Thursday.

Hingis weds French showjumper Hutin


Retired tennis star Martina Hingis has married French showjumper Thibault Hutin in Paris, Swiss celebrity magazine Schweizer Illustrierte said.

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