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Stadler builds world’s ‘most powerful’ train

Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail unveiled on Wednesday a train 50 percent more powerful than its competitors, earning it a multi-million franc deal with a Brazilian buyer.

Adventure runs in the family for solar plane pilot Piccard

Adventure runs in the family for solar plane pilot Piccard

For Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard, adventure really is in the blood. By flying between continents in a solar-powered plane, the explorer has propelled himself again into the record books where two
generations of his family have also secured a place.

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Swiss man charged with Somali insurgency links

A Kenyan court on Wednesday charged a Swiss man with being a member of Somalia's Al-Qaeda allied Shebab, the latest in a string of foreign nationals accused of links to the Islamist insurgents.

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Football coach given record drink-driving fine

A 59-year-old man has been given a record fine of 23,200 francs for repeatedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Miracle milk molecule keeps obesity at bay

Miracle milk molecule keeps obesity at bay

Swiss research into a little-known "hidden vitamin" thought to be present in milk has yielded astonishing results.

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Man still missing after Gotthard rock fall

A major landslide on the Gotthard railway line has buried one man and significantly disrupted rail travel.

Swiss pilot makes history in solar plane

Swiss pilot makes history in solar plane

A solar plane made history on Tuesday by landing in the Moroccan capital after flying across the Strait of Gibraltar from Spain on the world's first intercontinental flight in a plane powered by the sun.