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‘Follow the Women - Women for peace’ cycle ride gets underway

Source: AME Info, Mon April 23, 2007
Aleppo, Syria - 'Follow the Women - Women for Peace' cycle ride started from Aleppo University in northern Syria on Saturday, with 249 female riders from 30 countries crossing the start line and heading straight into the first 30km road section from Aleppo to the site of the historic Saint Simeon Citadel.

Chopin’s last piano found after 150 years

Source: MSNBC, Mon March 26, 2007
London, England, UK - The grand piano Frederic Chopin took on his last concert tour has been found in an English country house thanks to detective work by a Swiss musical scholar.

Swiss museum sends Afghan artifacts back

Source: Alarab Online, Tue March 20, 2007
Kabul, Afghanistan - A Swiss museum is returning nearly 1,500 artifacts to Afghanistan after they were sent into exile to save them from destruction during the country's conflicts.

Swiss town considers mirror to brighten winter months

Source: WTOL, Sat February 17, 2007
Bondo, Switzerland - Imagine living in a village where there's no sunlight for three months out of the year.

Bono wants aids cheques cashed

Source: News 24, Sat January 27, 2007
Davos, Switzerland - Governments in rich countries that promised to help Africa fight poverty and disease should come good on their offers of cash, said rock star and activist Bono on Friday.

Measles deaths tumble by 60% worldwide

Source: NewScientist.com, Wed January 24, 2007
Geneva, Switzerland - An international vaccination programme to combat measles has exceeded targets, reducing child deaths from the disease by 60% between 1999 and 2005.

Prince Charles Cancels Ski Trip to Help Save Planet

Source: ENN, Mon January 22, 2007
London, England, UK - Britain's Prince Charles, criticised for booking a transatlantic flight to collect an environmental award, has cancelled a ski trip to Switzerland to reduce greenhouse gases, a palace source said on Saturday.

Folic acid boosts older brains

Source: CBC, Fri January 19, 2007
Wageningen, The Netherlands - Folic acid supplements may help improve the memory and brain power of people over 50, a new study suggests.

One vaccine for every strain of flu, including bird flu

Source: Daily Mail, Sat December 30, 2006
Cambridge, U.K. - British scientists are on the verge of producing a revolutionary flu vaccine that works against all major types of the disease. Described as the 'holy grail' of flu vaccines, it would protect against all strains of influenza A - the virus behind both bird flu and the nastiest outbreaks of winter flu.

Meeting Tries To Bring Poor Nations Onboard Climate Change Pact

Source: Terra Daily, Thu September 14, 2006
Zurich - About 40 countries began a meeting in Switzerland on Thursday to discuss bringing developing nations on board emissions curbs and international measures to control climate change.

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