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EasyJet passenger held over hand luggage row
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EasyJet passenger held over hand luggage row

Police in Geneva arrested an Italian woman over a spat about the size of her hand luggage when boarding an easyJet flight from the Swiss city to Venice, according to a media report. READ  

Bird strike aborts Swiss flight from Zurich to US
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Bird strike aborts Swiss flight from Zurich to US

An Airbus 330-300 plane carrying 180 people to New York from Zurich was forced to return to the Swiss city on Tuesday after a bird got sucked into one of the aircraft’s engines. READ  

Transport scofflaws face being listed on registry
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Transport scofflaws face being listed on registry

Bus or train passengers in Switzerland caught without a valid ticket face being listed on a national register of transport fraudsters, under a bill approved by the senate in Bern on Monday. READ  

Switzerland second most expensive for flights
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Switzerland second most expensive for flights

Switzerland is the second most expensive country in the world for air travel, according to a new study, with air fares averaging $125 per 100 kilometres of travel. READ  

Son of Virgin boss rescued from Matterhorn
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Son of Virgin boss rescued from Matterhorn

Sam Branson, the 29-year-old son of British business tycoon Richard Branson, was airlifted from the summit of the Matterhorn on Wednesday after being struck by altitude sickness during a charity challenge. READ  

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva
Uber works by using the GPS on a customer's phone. Photo: Uber

US private cab firm Uber drives into Geneva

Californian company Uber launched its app-based private taxi service in Geneva at a press conference on Thursday, despite questions from the cantonal authorities about its legality. READ  

Glacier 3000 dodges bad weather to build bridge
A mock-up shows the position of the new Peak Walk suspension bridge. Photo: Glacier 3000

Glacier 3000 dodges bad weather to build bridge

The main steel cables for a daring new suspension bridge at Glacier 3000, near Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud, arrived at the summit by helicopter on Wednesday. READ  

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives
Route in the Uyuni region of Bolivia. Photo: Hermes Images/AFP

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives

A bus accident in Bolivia over the weekend claimed the lives of three Swiss citizens and at least six other people, according to press reports. READ  

Mountain bike accidents keep Swiss docs busy
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Mountain bike accidents keep Swiss docs busy

The growing popularity of mountain biking is leading to more injuries among two-wheeling enthusiasts in many tourist regions of Switzerland, according to a survey by the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper. READ  

Rhaetian Railway derailment
Graubünden derailment claims first fatality
Five people were seriously injured in the incident. Photo: Graubünden cantonal police

Graubünden derailment claims first fatality

An 85-year-old man injured in the Rhaetian Railway train derailment in the canton of Graubünden on August 13th has died in hospital. READ  

Lost passenger sparks Geneva airport scare
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Lost passenger sparks Geneva airport scare

A lost passenger sparked a security alert at Geneva airport on Thursday that forced staff to halt boarding and caused disruption to several flights, a spokesman said. READ  

Swiss travel firm Kuoni suffers weak results
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Swiss travel firm Kuoni suffers weak results

Shares in Switzerland-based global travel group Kuoni plunged on Thursday after the company posted weak results for the first half of 2014, blaming unrest in many parts of the world. READ  

Rhaetian Railway derailment
Safety check before train crash found ‘no risks’
Photo: Graubünden cantonal police

Safety check before train crash found ‘no risks’

Despite heavy rain, safety checks found no evidence of risks on the section of a rail line in the canton of Graubünden where a landslide this week derailed a train carrying 200 passengers, Rhaetian Railway officials maintained on Thursday. READ  

Rhaetian Railway derailment
Clear-up operation follows train derailment
An operation is underway to recover one of the carriages. Photo: AFP

Clear-up operation follows train derailment

Efforts remained underway on Thursday to retrieve one of the carriages of a passenger train that derailed in eastern Switzerland following a landslide injuring 11 people, five seriously. READ  

Rhaetian Railway derailment
Landslide derails Swiss passenger train
Trees prevent one carriage from dropping into a river while another one dangles above the ravine. Photo: Graubünden cantonal police

Landslide derails Swiss passenger train

Five passengers were seriously injured when a landslide derailed a train in a mountainous area of the canton of Graubünden in eastern Switzerland on Wednesday, following heavy rain in the region. READ  

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