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Bern zoo under fire after bear kills baby cub

Bern zoo under fire after bear kills baby cub

Despite concerns raised by outraged animal rights activists, the Bern zoo said on Thursday that it plans to keep a baby bear with its parents after the father killed one of the two cubs in the family.

Federer and Wawrinka buoy Davis Cup hopes

Federer and Wawrinka buoy Davis Cup hopes

Switzerland's top tennis stars Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka will complete in both singles and doubles for their country in the Davis Cup World Group quarterfinal clash against Kazakhstan in Geneva this weekend.

US wingsuit flyer dies after weekend accident

US wingsuit flyer dies after weekend accident

American wingsuit flier Brian Drake has died after being seriously injured in an accident in the Bernese Oberland that claimed the lives of a New Zealander and a Frenchman last weekend, police said on Thursday.

Swiss sells 'depraved' Marquis de Sade scroll

Swiss sells 'depraved' Marquis de Sade scroll

The original scroll on which the Marquis de Sade wrote the draft of his novel of sexual depravity, murder and paedophilia "The 120 Days of Sodom" has been returned to France from Switzerland following years of legal wrangling.

Pharrell Williams set for first Montreux jazzfest

Pharrell Williams set for first Montreux jazzfest

American R&B singer and rapper Pharrell Williams and pop legend Stevie Wonder are among the stars headlining this summer's Montreux Jazz Festival, organizers said on Thursday.

Top Novartis execs quit in Japan fraud scandal

Top Novartis execs quit in Japan fraud scandal

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis is replacing the top executives at its Japanese unit over allegations the division hid serious potential side effects of leukaemia treatments from regulators.

'Camel cooler' among inventions fair novelties

'Camel cooler' among inventions fair novelties

His eyes hidden by sunglasses, the soft-spoken African gestured at the model camel on his table, its hump hidden by a mysterious contraption topped with a windmill.

Doc sought for Geneva fraud elected in France

Doc sought for Geneva fraud elected in France

The former head of a psychiatric division of Geneva's university hospital system (HUG) is being sought for arrest under an international warrant over an alleged 1.7-million-franc ($1.9-million) fraud, according to a newspaper report.