CHATEAU D’OEX, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 27, 2018) (REUTERS) – The annual Chateau d’Oex hot air balloon festival kicked off on Saturday (January 27) in the Swiss city for its 40th edition, bringing together more than 70 pilots from 15 different countries. Continue reading
Apple Inc investors are shrugging off concerns raised by two shareholders about kids getting hooked on iPhones, saying that for now a little addiction might not be a bad thing for profits. Ivor Bennett reports. Continue reading
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (JANUARY 7, 2013) (REUTERS) – Former U.S. women’s soccer team goalkeeper Hope Solo has alleged in a Portuguese newspaper article that former FIFA president Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her. Continue reading
ROME, ITALY (INTERSOS) – The doors open every evening at the Italian charity Intersos in Rome to feed at least a few of the nearly 65,000 immigrant minors who have arrived in the city after making a perilous sea crossing from North Africa. Continue reading
The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities. Continue reading
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Researchers in Switzerland have developed a 4-foot-long pollution-tracking robotic water snake. Continue reading
Swiss-based scientists are developing computer vision algorithms to help drones ‘see’ and understand their environment. Matthew Stock reports. Continue reading
HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Charity Oxfam on Thursday (July 6) denounced unfair wealth distribution in the world ahead of the start of the G20 summit, demanding from leaders they put “reducing inequality number one on their agenda.” Continue reading
ABUJA, NIGERIA (MAY 7, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of girls released by Boko Haram jihadists after kidnapping them in 2014 in the north Nigerian town of Chibok arrived on Sunday (May 7) in the capital Abuja, a Reuters witness said.
BORNO, NIGERIA (REUTERS) – Boko Haram militants released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 who they kidnapped from the northern town of Chibok in April 2014, officials said on Saturday (May 6), the largest group yet to be freed after years of tense negotiations.
The girls were released through negotiations with the government, one official said, asking not to be named.
The girls were among about 220 students abducted from a secondary school in the northeastern town of Chibok in 2014, sparking a global campaign dubbed #bringbackourgirls supported by then U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama and a list of celebrities.
About 21 Chibok schoolgirls were released in October last year in a deal brokered by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, while a handful of others have escaped or been rescued. But about 195 were still missing.
The girls were taken from a school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state where Boko Haram has waged an insurgency aimed at creating an Islamic state that has killed thousands and displaced more than 2 million people.