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Two men die in Swiss small plane crash
Photo: Vaud cantonal police

Two men die in Swiss small plane crash

Two men died when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an airfield in Yverdon-les-Bains in the canton of Vaud on Monday, police said. READ  

Fire destroys Valais discotheque and bar
Photo: Valais cantonal police

Fire destroys Valais discotheque and bar

An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire on Sunday night that destroyed a discotheque, bar and woodworking shop in Collombey-Muraz, a municipality of around 8,000 people in the canton of Valais. READ  

Same-sex marriage 'backed by most Swiss'
Photo: AFP

Same-sex marriage 'backed by most Swiss'

A majority of Swiss back gay and lesbian marriage, according to the results of surveys published on Sunday by two weeklies. READ  

Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport
Photo: Geneva airport

Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport

The Geneva airport struggled to return to normal operations on Sunday, a day after equipment failures, two fires and snow forced the cancellation of 35 flights and the rerouting of 22 others. READ  

Avalanche kills four skiers in Valais Alps
The avalanche buried five people. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Avalanche kills four skiers in Valais Alps

The death toll from an avalanche that swept away a group of Italian skiers in the Swiss Alps has risen to four after a man died from his injuries, police said on Sunday. READ  

Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a 'priority'
Burkhalter and John Kerry at a meeting last year. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Burkhalter: anti-terror measures a 'priority'

Combating violent extremism is a “priority” in Switzerland, Swiss foreign minister and former president Didier Burkhalter has said, telling a counter-terrorism summit in Washington this week that Switzerland has measures in place to prevent the radicalization of youth and the financing of terrorism. READ  

Lausanne man gets 14 years for strangling wife
The trial took place in Yverdon. Photo: Sjaak Kempe

Lausanne man gets 14 years for strangling wife

A Swiss court on Friday sentenced a civil servant from Assens near Lausanne in the canton of Vaud to 14 years in prison for strangling his wife to death at their home and burying her body in a nearby forest. READ  

Updated: several injured in train collision
The accident happened at 6.45am on Friday. Photo: Michael Buholzer/AFP

Updated: several injured in train collision

Two trains slammed into each other in the Swiss town of Rafz north of Zurich early on Friday, leaving passengers injured and train carriages upturned, police and media said. READ  

Rise in mobile phone offences on Swiss roads
The number of licences lost for gadget-use rose by 3.7 percent. Photo: Paul Hamilton

Rise in mobile phone offences on Swiss roads

More Swiss drivers are losing their licences for illicit use of mobile phones, satnavs or other electronic devices while driving, according to figures released by the Federal Roads Office (ASTRA) on Thursday. READ  

Jura residents demand action over zoophilia
Photo: Bruce Guenter

Jura residents demand action over zoophilia

Authorities in the canton of Jura have called for calm after a series of acts of zoophilia against horses sparked outrage among the local community. READ  

Swiss group Nestlé posts huge profits for 2014
Nestlé's headquarters, pictured above, are located in Vevey in the canton of Vaud. Photo: Nestlé

Swiss group Nestlé posts huge profits for 2014

The world's leading food industry group, Switzerland-based Nestlé, on Thursday posted a soaring net profit for 2014, boosted by the sell-off of its stake in French cosmetics group L'Oréal, even as sales slipped. READ  

Swiss carnivals play out to large crowds
Around 150,000 turned out for Lucerne's carnival. Photo: Lars M

Swiss carnivals play out to large crowds

With carnival season in full swing, numerous cities in Switzerland have been celebrating with colourful floats, costumes, children’s parades and traditional gugge music bands, as dry conditions boost attendance figures. READ  

Basel draw first blood in Porto clash at home
Basel and Porto's clash ended in a draw. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Basel draw first blood in Porto clash at home

FC Porto were unfortunate not to come away from Switzerland with more than a 1-1 draw in Basel in their Champions League last 16, first leg tie on Wednesday after failing to convert their superiority into goals. READ  

Gangs at war over Swiss cannabis plantations
Photo: Marcel Van Hoorn/AFP

Gangs at war over Swiss cannabis plantations

The public prosecutor of St Gallen ordered the detention in custody of two suspects on Wednesday following a shooting at an industrial building in Altstätten earlier this week which led to the discovery of a large cannabis plantation. READ  

Study: Swiss enjoy world’s best retirement
Switzerland topped the Global Retirement Index. Photo: Lending Memo

Study: Swiss enjoy world’s best retirement

Switzerland is the best place in the world to spend your retirement, according to a global study. READ  

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