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George W. Bush (photo, from aljazeera.net) has cancelled a visit to Switzerland planned for this weekend. (more…)

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A referendum proposal to ban the building of minarets has been supported by Swiss voters, official results show. (photo, from bbc.co.uk)

More than 57% of voters and 22 out of 26 cantons (or provinces) voted in favour of the ban. (more…)

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Delegates have walked out of a speech by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (photo, from bbc.co.uk), Iran’s president, after he described Israel as a “racist government”, during a United Nations conference on racism. (more…)

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International human rights law have been seriously undermined by anti-terror measures worldwide, said a report by legal experts. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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A change in health policy that would provide prescription heroin to addicts has been backed by Swiss voters. 68% of voters supported the plan, show final results from the national referendum. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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Albert Hofmann has died of a heart attack, at the age of 102, at his home in Basel. The Swiss chemist discovered the hallucinogenic drug LSD.

He first produced LSD in 1938, while researching the medicinal uses of a crop fungus. Before it became a popular street drug in the 1960’s, his hope was to use LSD to treat mental illness. (more…)

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