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Rising global alcohol use is deadly threat: WHO

Rising global alcohol use is deadly threat: WHO

Alcohol kills 3.3 million people worldwide each year, more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said Monday, warning that booze consumption was on the rise.

'Bare skin' video hails sex without regrets

'Bare skin' video hails sex without regrets

The Swiss public health office on Monday launched a “love life” campaign aimed at combatting the spread of AIDS, backed by a website with a racy video and messages encouraging safe sex.

Passenger 'threatens to blow up Swiss plane'

Passenger 'threatens to blow up Swiss plane'

A passenger threatened to blow up a plane carrying 150 people from Zurich to Pristina on Sunday, according to a report from Kosovo cited by the Swiss press.

Croatian footballer's ban for racism upheld

Croatian footballer's ban for racism upheld

A Swiss-based global sports arbitration panel on Monday upheld a ten-match ban against Croatia defender Josip Simunic for chanting pro-Nazi slogans that eliminates him from his country's World Cup campaign.

Swiss footballer traded to top-tier German team

Swiss footballer traded to top-tier German team

German football team Bayer Leverkusen on Monday confirmed the signing of Swiss international striker Josip Drmic from relegated Nuremberg on a five-year deal.

National cow fight contest runs latest ever

National cow fight contest runs latest ever

Feisty competitors kept spectators waiting until nightfall Sunday before a new “queen of queens” was crowned in the annual national cow-fighting championship in the canton of Valais.