Switzerland to destroy swine flu vaccine

Switzerland to destroy swine flu vaccine

Switzerland said it will destroy its remaining 3.4 million unused doses of vaccines against the H1N1 virus by the end of the year.

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Synthes agrees $21 billion takeover

Swiss-based medical technology company Synthes said on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement on a $21.3 billion takeover by US health care giant Johnson & Johnson.

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Swiss slow at mapping natural hazards

Switzerland may be particularly prone to natural disasters like avalanches and landslides, but some cantons have been slow to assess the risks in their territories, reports say.

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Fire follows drought in southern Switzerland

Ten helicopters and 350 firemen were on Tuesday battling a forest fire near the town of Viege in the south of drought-stricken Switzerland.

Indian man drowns in Swiss lake

Indian man drowns in Swiss lake

A 36-year-old Indian man drowned on Tuesday in Switzerland's Lake Brienz, police have  said.