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‘Slowest’ Bolt wins gold

Usain Bolt considered it his worst race of the season, yet he still won the 100 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League meeting in 9.90 seconds.

UK watchdog fines UBS over trading scandal

UBS was fined 30 million pounds ($48 million) by Britain’s financial watchdog and put under extra scrutiny by its Swiss counterpart over failings that allowed a rogue trader to lose $2.3 billion.


Life bans for three Guatemalan footballers


FIFA has banned three Guatemalan national team players for life for match fixing.

World football's governing body claimed midfielder Guillermo Ramirez Ortega and defenders Yony Wilson Flores Monroy a

Swiss post office evacuated in mystery powder alert


A post office near the Swiss city of Zurich was evacuated on Tuesday after an unidentified substance was found in the building, with 20 people complaining of becoming ill, police said.

One of the 20

Football chiefs lift ban on women wearing headscarves


Football chiefs agreed on Thursday to lift a ban on women wearing headscarves during games, clearing the way for the participation of many Muslim nations in top-flight competition.

Until the vote by

FIFA approves goal-line technology


Football's world governing body FIFA has agreed to allow the introduction of goal-line technology (GLT) at a meeting of the sport's executives here on Thursday.

The technology will be used at the Clu

Secret of N.Korean leader's school days revealed


North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un spent more of his childhood being educated under a pseudonym in Switzerland than originally thought, Swiss newspapers reported on Sunday.

Jong-un first travelle

Lionel Messi wins third straight Ballon d'Or


Lionel Messi was on Monday awarded the 2011 FIFA Ballon d'Or at a star-studded ceremony in Zurich, the third consecutive year that he has won the prestigious award for the world's outstanding football

Messi among 23 candidates for world player award

Lionel Messi is in the running for a third consecutive FIFA world player of the year award after being selected among the 23 candidates for the 2011 prize.

FIFA released the shortlist early on Tuesda

UBS says CEO Oswald Gruebel resigns


Swiss banking giant UBS announced on Saturday that chief executive Oswald Gruebel has handed in his resignation, which was accepted by the board of directors.

Sergio Ermotti has been named as interim

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.