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Anti-immigration party wins Swiss elections

Swiss voters have swung to the right in parliamentary elections dominated by concerns over Europe's refugee crisis, with the country's largest party winning a record number of seats.<p>On Sunday, the populist Swiss People's Party (SVP), known for its virulent campaigns against immigration, the EU and …

Obama: Russia's strategy in Syria 'doomed to fail

US President Barack Obama has warned that Russia's decision to send military staff and equipment to Syria reflected a strategy that was "doomed to fail".<p>"The strategy that they are pursuing right now, doubling down on (Bashar al) Assad, I think is a big mistake," he said on Friday, warning Moscow …

UN to Europe: Guarantee to relocate 200,000 refugees

The United Nations has called on European states to guarantee relocation for 200,000 refugees, as record numbers flee to the continent from war-torn nations.<p>UNHCR spokeswoman Melissa Fleming told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that Europe is a "wealthy" continent that could manage the numbers of people …

Shoreham Air Show crash: Police officers investigated over claims they sent a Snapchat 'selfie' from the scene

Sussex Police launch inquiry into claims that two officers sent an online picture message<p>Two police officers could lose their jobs after sending an offensive Snapchat from the scene of the Shoreham Air Show crash.<p>The officers stationed at a police cordon by the crash site are being investigated for …