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German football boss rejects Özil racism charge, but admits mistake

Reinhard Grindel has admitted he should have done more to protect the midfielder against discriminatory abuse

Germany in political turmoil as coalition talks fail

With no other viable coalition in sight, Germany may be forced to hold new elections that risk being as inconclusive as September's polls.

Davos calls for clear laws against cybercrime

Davos has called for global action against cybercrime, saying countries should have clear laws against it.

Doha talks deadlocked despite world trade meeting

The WTO has wrapped up a ministerial meeting on the Doha Round of negotiations for a global free trade pact with some minister calling for a new path.

Emerging giants dangle aid carrot at G20 summit

Emerging giants are pressuring EU countries at the G20 to solve their debt crisis, with Beijing dangling $100-billion in rescue funds.

$2-bn UBS fraud scandal could see forced resignations

Pressure is mounting on bosses of Swiss bank giant UBS to quit for failing to prevent a $2-billion trading loss.

Lesson learned: What apartheid taught the UN’s Navi Pillay

Navi Pillay, the United Nations human rights chief, remembers a time when only white men could be judges in South Africa.

UN passes ‘historic’ gay rights resolution

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday passed an historic resolution that seeks equal rights for everyone regardless of their sexual orientation.

UN: DRC mass rapes ‘defy belief’

Three groups of armed militia raped at least 303 civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over four days, said a UN report.

US vows to pursue Polanski

The US expressed disappointment at Switzerland's refusal to extradite Roman Polanski and vowed to pursue the three decade hunt for the director.

Aids death toll passes 25-million

HIV/Aids has now killed 25-million people around the world but the number of new infections is slowing sharply, the UN said in its annual report.

World powers seek to pressure Iran over nuclear drive

Six world powers on Thursday started crunch talks with Iran seeking to pressure Tehran to prove that its nuclear programme is peaceful.

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