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Swiss ban on UFO posters was legal: court

Swiss ban on UFO posters was legal: court

More than a decade after Swiss police barred a UFO religious group from putting up posters depicting aliens, Europe's top rights court ruled Friday the sect's free speech had not been violated.

Loved ones mourn at French avalanche site

Relatives of the nine climbers killed by an avalanche in the French Alps gathered at the nearby resort of Chamonix on Friday to pay their respects the day after the tragedy.

Escaped snake terrifies tenants

Escaped snake terrifies tenants

An escaped snake has finally been caught after striking fear into tenants in a Basel apartment this summer.

Police baffled by Swiss crop circles

Police baffled by Swiss crop circles

Police in eastern Switzerland were left scratching their heads on Thursday as a new set of crop circles appeared in a wheat field near Schaffhausen.

I can't punish Havelange over bribes, says Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter of Switzerland insisted on Thursday that he did not have the power to punish former supremo Joao Havelange after the 96-year-old Brazilian was accused of taking bribes.

Woman told to accept abuse or leave country

Switzerland's supreme court has intervened to stop a young Kosovan woman having to decide whether to remain with her abusive husband or lose her Swiss residency permit.