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Avalanche victim dies after night in Alpine igloo

Avalanche victim dies after night in Alpine igloo

A 40-year-old Fribourg man who survived an avalanche in the Swiss Alps died after spending a night in an igloo he built with his girlfriend, police said on Tuesday.

'I did a good deed by killing Turkish gendarme'

'I did a good deed by killing Turkish gendarme'

A 23-year-old Swiss citizen has admitted to killing a soldier in an attack last week in the centre of Turkey that left three people dead and five others wounded, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

UN condemns mass Egyptian death sentences

Egypt's mass sentencing to death of 529 alleged supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi is a breach of international human rights law, a United Nations spokesman in Geneva said on Tuesday.

Swiss railways pass million-passenger mark

Swiss railways pass million-passenger mark

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) carried more than a million passengers a day in 2013 for the first time in its history, the state-owned rail operator said on Tuesday.

Basel watch fair opens amid uncertain times

Basel watch fair opens amid uncertain times

The world's biggest watch fair is set to open this week in Basel, offering an industry showcase for the world's most extravagant, rare and complex timepieces.