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Archive for Tue, 28 Jun 2011

Murderer on the run in Lake Neuchatel area

Swiss authorities have launched a massive manhunt to find a convicted murderer and rapist on the run after breaking free from custody in the Lake Neuchâtel area.

Neolithic ruins receive UNESCO World Heritage status

Neolithic ruins receive UNESCO World Heritage status

Several lakeside prehistoric settlements in the Alps have been awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO, the United Nations' cultural arm.

Heat wave scorches Switzerland

Heat wave scorches Switzerland

Switzerland faced a scorcher on Tuesday, as a heat wave rolling north of the Alps brought blistering temperatures and sunny weather. But meteorologists are forecasting an end to the hot days and steamy nights later this week.