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Man who swallowed more than 1kg of cocaine arrested at Athens airport

A 25-year-old man from Brazil has been arrested at Athens International Airport after an airport X-ray found more than 1kg of cocaine in his stomach wrapped in scores of small packets.

The man was stopped by officials on Sunday evening after landing on a flight from Rio de Janeiro via Zurich.

Robbie Williams was in Intensive Care for a Week

British pop star Robbie Williams explained in an interview with London's Sun that his Heavy Entertainment Show tour was interrupted in September because doctors have found "anomalous formations" in his brain. The singer spent seven days in an intensive ward, after doctors discover anomalies that resemble clots.

US consulate in Zurich evacuated due to suspect package

The US consulate in Switzerland’s financial capital, Zurich, was evacuated due to a suspicious object, according to news website Blick. The American consulate in Zurich was evacuated after workers found a suspicious package in the entryway on Monday morning. Police have since declared the area safe and allowed workers back inside.

Greece to face Croatia in World Cup play-offs

Greece will have to overcome the obstacle of Croatia if it is to qualify to its third consecutive World Cup, as the draw that took place on Tuesday afternoon in Zurich saw the Greek national team avoid Italy, that will face Sweden.

The first game between Greece and Croatia will take place in Croatia on November 9-11, and the return in Piraeus three days later.

Global chaos at international airports

Air passengers are suffering major disruption at airports around the world after computer check-in systems crashed.
Problems have been reported at airports including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, Charles de Gaulle in Paris,  Zurich, Melbourne, Johannesburg, Changi in Singapore and Washington DC’s Reagan Airport.

Roman sarcophagus of Hercules returns home to Turkey

The Roman sarcophagus of Hercules, which was smuggled abroad some 50 years ago, has finally been returned to Turkey from Switzerland. 

The sarcophagus, which was found during illegal excavations in the ancient city of Perge in the southern province of Antalya, was delivered to Culture and Tourism Ministry officials in Geneva on Sept. 13.