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Israel turns back activists from Switzerland

Israeli security forces stopped a group of 20 pro-Palestinian activists who arrived on a flight from Switzerland on Friday and were expected to expel them, police said.

Swiss minaret ban cases rejected by court

Swiss minaret ban cases rejected by court

Europe's rights court on Friday rejected two cases brought by Muslims against Switzerland's constitutional ban on the construction of new minarets.

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Dog sitter convicted after pit bull injures baby

A dog sitter who was walking a pit bull on a leash along the streets of Préverenges, near Lausanne, was convicted of negligence a year and a half after the dog attacked an 11-month-old baby. 

City lake swan killed after attack on swimmer

City lake swan killed after attack on swimmer

An aggressive swan has been put down in Horw, near Lucerne, after it attacked a bather in the town’s lake.

 

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‘Flytilla’ activists blocked at Geneva airport

Some 50 passengers who described themselves as "pro-Palestinian" were prevented from embarking on a flight to Israel from Geneva airport on Friday, officials said, prompting flight delays.

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Violent thunderstorm claims two lives in Zug

A series of violent thunderstorms hit Switzerland on Thursday, killing two people, flooding basements and garages and disrupting motorway traffic.