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Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

Workers find gold bars in Swiss bushes

Two council workers in Switzerland could be in for an unexpected windfall after finding gold ingots worth 124,000 francs ($126,000) behind a bush, it was reported on Thursday.

Two Swiss dead in French avalanche

Two Swiss climbers were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps that claimed at least nine lives on Thursday morning.

Zurich Zoo celebrates new births

Zurich Zoo celebrates new births

Zurich Zoo presented its latest additions on Wednesday, including a baby snow leopard, a rare white owlet, and six baby coatis.

Frauenfeld festival worker killed in storm

A 24-year-old woman has died after sustaining injuries when a powerful storm hit the post-party clean up operation at the Frauenfeld Festival site on Tuesday afternoon.

Lightning strike kills 15 cows

Lightning strike kills 15 cows

A farmer in western Switzerland was left counting his losses last week after a single electric storm left 15 of his cows dead. 

Ex-FIFA chief Havelange took bribes: Swiss court

Former world football chief Joao Havelange received enormous bribes from FIFA's discredited former marketing company, court documents released in Switzerland reveal.