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Hitzfeld fifth highest paid World Cup manager

Hitzfeld fifth highest paid World Cup manager

Ottmar Hitzfeld, the German coach of the Swiss national football team, is the fifth highest paid manager among the 32 teams competing in the Fifa World Cup 2014 which starts in Brazil today.

Construction worker dies after crane collapses

Construction worker dies after crane collapses

A construction worker died after the crane he was working in toppled over late Wednesday in Saint-Sulpice, near Lausanne.

Zurich court orders neo-Nazi shooter into therapy

Zurich court orders neo-Nazi shooter into therapy

A neo-Nazi who shot a man after a dispute in a Zurich bar has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to undergo therapy.

Bathers cool off in Swiss flag swimming pool

Bathers cool off in Swiss flag swimming pool

A distinctive new floating swimming pool opened in Geneva on Wednesday night — at an opportune time, given the city's ongoing heatwave.

World Cup mascot animal faces extinction: IUCN

World Cup mascot animal faces extinction: IUCN

The animal that inspired Brazil's 2014 World Cup mascot, the Three-banded Armadillo, is facing extinction as its natural habitat is destroyed, a Swiss-based international nature watchdog warned on Thursday.