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Solar plane on final leg of intercontinental flight

Solar plane on final leg of intercontinental flight

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off from south-western France on Tuesday on the final leg of its first intercontinental trip that took it from Europe to North Africa and back.

Men's rights campaigner quits amid child porn row

Men's rights campaigner quits amid child porn row

The head of a Swiss local government department promoting men's rights has resigned in the wake of a newspaper interview in which he appeared to call for children to be shown pornography.

Swiss hospitals shun Zurich circumcision ban

Swiss hospitals shun Zurich circumcision ban

A decision by a Zurich hospital to stop performing circumcisions is not finding any followers at other Swiss healthcare facilities.

Hoopla called off for Swiss Batman premiere

Hoopla called off for Swiss Batman premiere

The new Batman movie premiered at cinemas around Switzerland on Monday under heightened security following the mass shooting in the US at a midnight screening of the film in Colorado.

Offices empty as firms flee Zurich's city centre

Offices empty as firms flee Zurich's city centre

Large companies are abandoning offices in the centre of Zurich in favour of cheaper, more modern premises in the suburbs, where land prices are lower.