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Australia scientist, 104, heads to Switzerland for assisted dying

Australia’s oldest scientist, who caused a stir when his university tried to vacate his office aged 102, will fly to Switzerland in early May to end his life, reigniting a national euthanasia debate. David Goodall, who is now 104, does not have a terminal illness but his quality of life has deteriorated and he has…

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Switzerland at epicentre of cryptocurrency revolution

Zurich, Switzerland: Switzerland has become a global hub for cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology they are built on, with investors flocking to the wealthy Alpine nation to get in on the virtual action. The country’s largest city, Zurich, set up its first bitcoin ATM four years ago, while the Swiss national rail company has since 2016…

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These 10 pictures are proof Wasim and Shaniera had a blast in Switzerland

The recently concluded Ice Cricket tournament in Switzerland brought joy and smiles to a lot of cricket fans. Wasim Akram and his wife Shaniera Akram also had the time of their lives in Switzerland. Here are 10 pictures from Shaniera’s Instagram that tell us exactly that!      

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Ice Cricket: Royals beat Palace Diamonds

ST. MORITZ: Legendary South African cricketer Jacques Kallis struck 37-ball 90 as Royals beat Palace Diamonds in the second and final T20 match at St. Moritz, Switzerland. Grame Smith also hit 58 off 36 balls to chase down the 206-run target with 20 balls to spare. Owais Shah also chipped in with 43 runs from 21…

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Winter Olympics 2018: Banned Russians withdraw last-minute Swiss appeal

LAUSANNE: Dozens of Russian athletes banned from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics withdrew on Friday their last-minute appeal to a Swiss court aimed at allowing them to compete in the Games. Earlier, 47 Russians implicated in doping lost a final appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which sought to overturn the International Olympic Committee’s…

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PM arrives in Switzerland to attend World Economic Forum

ZURICH: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here Tuesday to participate in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from January 24 to 25 on the invitation of the founder and Executive Chairman of WEF, Professor Klaus Schwab. The Prime Minister will participate in a number of important…

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iPhone battery smoke forces evacuation at Apple store

Geneva: An overheated and smoking iPhone battery forced the evacuation of about 50 people from an Apple Store in Zurich on Tuesday and left an employee slightly injured, police said. Staff at the store near Zurich’s central train station called police after noticing the smoke and sprinkled the battery with quartz powder, a statement from…

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Cute little Taimur Ali Khan in snow can’t contain his excitement!

NEWS DESK: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and their one-year-old baby Taimur Ali Khan are currently in Gstaad, Switzerland, as they welcomed 2018 in the snowy location. Earlier, we got our hands on a picture where the trio was seen posing together against the backdrop of the heavy snow. The highlight of the photo…

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Taimur Ali Khan sees his first snowfall in Switzerland

NEWS DESK: After spending Christmas with family, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan along with their equally famous son Taimur Ali Khan have taken off to Switzerland to ring in the New Year, reported Pinkvilla. A picture has surfaced on social media, in which Taimur is seen enjoying his first experience with snow in…

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Mindboggling: Wingsuit maniacs midair landing

The world is not short of risk-takers who risk even their lives. Two such daredevils from France jumped from a snowcapped peak of Switzerland and landed into a flying airplane. Let’s see the breathtaking feat over Swiss Alps.

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Mehran Marri detained at Swiss airport, gets banned from entering country

NEWS DESK: Exiled Baloch leader Mehran Marri, son of late nationalist leader Khair Bakhsh Marri, was detained at the Zurich airport as he, along with his wife and four children, was entering the country. The Swiss government imposed a lifetime ban on his entry into the country on the request of the Pakistani government, which handed over…

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Swiss qualify for World Cup 2018 with goalless draw against Northern Ireland

BASEL: Switzerland scraped into next year’s World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday. The Swiss qualified 1-0 on aggregate, the tie ultimately being decided by the hugely controversial penalty…

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Rabbani seeks official response on anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani on Tuesday sought response by the government on the display of anti-Pakistan posters in Switzerland. “Interior minister should coordinate with the Foreign Office to record its statement on floor of the house regarding anti-Pakistan posters displayed in Switzerland,” he said in his reaction to this incident. Rabbani also took…

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Pakistan protests with Switzerland over ‘Free Balochistan’ posters

ISLAMABAD: Switzerland’s Ambassador-designate, Thomas Kolly was summoned to the Foreign Office by Additional Secretary (Europe) Zaheer A. Janjua on the display of anti-Pakistan posters and an insidious paid campaign against Pakistan. Pakistan’s protest came after “Free Balochistan” posters appeared in Geneva. A strong protest was lodged with the Ambassador on allowing the use of Swiss…

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Insect burgers to be sold in Switzerland as country revises food safety laws

NEWS DESK: Switzerland’s second-largest supermarket chain will begin selling insect burgers for human consumption after the country’s food safety laws were revised, reported The Guardian. Coop said insect-based produce such as the flour burgers and balls of protein-rich mealworm would go on sale next week. The products, made by a Swiss start-up called Essento, will…

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Mastering manners at Switzerland’s last finishing school

GLION: Eight women sit primly around an elaborately set table making pleasant small-talk about the weather, as immaculately starched waiting staff stand at the ready. But as one of the servers steps forward holding a silver soup tureen with white-gloved hands, an instructor helps her adjust the angle of the bowl to make sure the…

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Overseas Pakistani workers remit US $19.3 bln in FY17

KARACHI: The Overseas Pakistani workers remitted US$ 19,303.58 million in the fiscal year 2017 (FY 17) (July to June), compared with US$ 19,916.76 million received during the same period in the preceding year, a State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) statement said here on Monday. It said that during June 2017, the inflow of workers’ remittances…

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Art market eyes rebound as Basel fair kicks off

BASEL: The global art market appeared to collectively sigh with relief as deep-pocketed collectors descended on Art Basel this week after two years of dwindling sales. The world’s biggest contemporary art fair opens to the public on Thursday, but VIPs got an advance peak at the vast array of artworks for sale. They range from…

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Flower power: gardening as therapy in Poland

RUSKIE PIASKI: An elderly woman leans over to smell a lush flowerbed of lavender in sprawling gardens surrounding an imposing early 20th-century palace in a pastoral corner of eastern Poland. Slowly a smile lights up her face, erasing her previous stony expression — she suffers from paranoid schizophrenia which often renders her emotionless. The sudden…

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Syria sees first polio cases in three years: WHO

GENEVA: Three new cases of polio have been recorded in Syria in the first outbreak of the virus in the country since 2014, the World Health Organization and a partner initiative said. The new cases were registered in the oil-rich province Deir Ezzor, the majority of which is controlled by the Islamic State group and…

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PAK-SWISS TREATY: Is black money really coming back? Sadly NO!

 By: Aniqah Sheikh  Our fourth pillar of the state i.e. The Press and our constitutional watch-dog i.e. the Opposition seem to have simultaneously lost both their will and teeth ever since Pakistan and Switzerland entered upon a Bilateral-Treaty-Agreement on 21st March 2017. I say so because the incumbent political administration’s propaganda brigade has been disseminating a massive campaign…

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