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Prisoners on the run after laundry vent escape

Three prisoners climbed through a laundry vent at Waaghof prison in Basel on Monday before escaping through the kitchen of a neighbouring apartment.

Pussy Riot fans in Zurich church protest

Pussy Riot fans in Zurich church protest

Demonstrators climbed an iconic cathedral tower in Zurich on Monday to protest against Russia's decision to jail three members of female punk bank Pussy Riot.

Chocolate-maker Lindt posts tasty profit

Chocolate-maker Lindt posts tasty profit

Swiss chocolate-maker Lindt and Sprüngli said on Tuesday its 2012 first-half net profit rose 14 percent on the same period in 2011 to 36.6 million francs ($37.7 million) despite difficult conditions in Europe and the United States.

Hermit found dead with piles of explosives

Hermit found dead with piles of explosives

An 80-year-old hermit, Sepp Manser, was found dead by police last week at an illegal hut in the woods where he had been living for over thirty years.

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Glencore profit slides on lower prices

Swiss commodities giant Glencore said on Tuesday its net profit slipped 8.0 percent in the first half of this year to $2.27 billion although sales rose by 17 percent to $108 billion.