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Saudi man kills snake, thrown in jail

A Saudi man on holiday in Switzerland thought he was doing a good deed when he killed a loose snake in a park. But instead of getting a round of applause, he got jail time.

 

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Swiss are world’s train champions – it’s official

Swiss residents are the world's most prolific railway riders, tracking an average of 2,258 kilometres (1403 miles) every year, the country's public transport association said Tuesday.

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Swiss man charged over US tax fraud

A Swiss man has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the US government after he allegedly helped clients evade taxes by stashing their money in Switzerland, US justice officials said Tuesday.

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Police step up surveillance at socialist youth camp

After the massacre in Norway, police in Switzerland are increasing their presence at an international socialist political camp getting underway where thousands of young people are expected.

 

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Accidents claim almost 2,000 lives a year

A study released Wednesday by the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention found that about one million Swiss are injured in non-occupational accidents every year. Of those, 1,900 die from their injuries.

 

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Swiss central bank acts to curb franc’s rise

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has unexpectedly cut its target interest rate on Wednesday to try to stop the surge of the franc, which the bank says is "massively overvalued."