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Swiss birdwatcher kidnapped in Philippines

Two European birdwatchers and their Filipino guide were abducted on Wednesday in the remote southern Philippines where Islamic militants frequently kidnap foreigners to extort ransoms, authorities said.

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Petroplus suitor not keen on Swiss refineries

Gary Klesch, head of the Swiss Klesch investment group, is interested in several assets of embattled oil refiner Petroplus but said he had no desire to snap up its Swiss operations.

Force clergy to report paedophiles: Swiss MP

Force clergy to report paedophiles: Swiss MP

The National Council Law Commission will consult on Thursday on whether to amend the Criminal Code to prevent people who have sexually abused children from relying on religious secrecy privileges.

Lethal parasite killing dogs in Switzerland

Lethal parasite killing dogs in Switzerland

A deadly parasite that attacks the lungs and hearts of dogs is becoming increasingly prevalent in Switzerland, a Zurich researcher has discovered.

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Drug giant Roche posts strong profit rise

Swiss drug maker Roche posted a seven percent rise in its 2011 net profit to 9.5 billion francs ($10.3
billion) on Wednesday, despite the impact of the strong currency against the dollar and euro.

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Swiss in nuke zones to get disaster kits

In the coming days, some 630,000 households across Switzerland will receive information packs about what to do in the event of a nuclear disaster.