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Novartis profits down in first quarter

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis saw its first quarter net profit fall 4.0 percent to $2.82 billion, the company announced on Tuesday.

Stinking flower to attract hundreds in Basel

Stinking flower to attract hundreds in Basel

A gigantic specimen of the world’s largest - and most malodorous - flowering plant is expected to bloom this week in Basel.

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Child’s raft in Swiss lake mystifies locals

Locals near Bern say they are mystified by the discovery of a small raft with children toys floating in a lake near Bern.