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Peter Capella

Peter Capella

    WHO declares swine flu pandemic is over
    WHO declares swine flu pandemic is over
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday announced the end of the swine flu pandemic, more than a year after the disease began spreading...
    Atom smasher opens 'new era' for science
    Atom smasher opens 'new era' for science
    Scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher near Geneva on Tuesday started colliding particles at record energy levels, opening a new era in the...
    Switzerland faces backlash over minaret ban
    Switzerland faces backlash over minaret ban
    Switzerland confronted an international backlash on Monday over a shock vote to ban new minarets, while the government struggled to reassure...
    Two-month ban for Maradona
    Two-month ban for Maradona
    Diego Maradona was banned from all football for two months by Fifa on Sunday over his sexually-explicit rant last month.
    WHO warns over possibility of new health threats
    WHO warns over possibility of new health threats
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday warned that a new deadly infectious disease like Aids or Ebola is bound to appear in the 21st...
    UN faces renewed test over Sudan
    UN faces renewed test over Sudan
    The United Nations Human Rights Council will open a three-week session on Monday with member states and top officials smarting from Sudan's...
    Which green fuel to choose?
    Which green fuel to choose?
    A motorist's trip to the filling station is likely to be a complex business soon if the green marketing promises at the Geneva Motor Show, which...
    Global warming melting magic of Swiss Alps
    Global warming melting magic of Swiss Alps
    Television images beamed around the globe from the World Economic Forum in late January showed Davos covered by a blanket of snow that also...
    Tutu hits out at Israel over blocked mission
    Tutu hits out at Israel over blocked mission
    South African Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Monday sharply criticised Israel's failure to cooperate with a United Nations human rights...
    WHO: Africa's hopes hinge on health care
    WHO: Africa's hopes hinge on health care
    Africa will never climb out of poverty unless devastating health challenges such as a "silent epidemic" of maternal and child death are tackled,...
    Dissent grows over Opec's aim of unchanged output
    Dissent grows over Opec's aim of unchanged output
    Opec ministers headed into their Monday meeting in Vienna signalling that they would maintain the cartel's official output ceiling against the...
    Argentina see off gallant Elephants
    Argentina see off gallant Elephants
    Argentina took a huge step towards securing a berth in the second round of the World Cup finals by beating an unlucky Côte d'Ivoire 2-1,...