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'Schumacher's medical documents up for sale'

'Schumacher's medical documents up for sale'

Documents relating to Michael Schumacher have been stolen, the Formula One star's management said on Monday, with the thieves claiming them to be medical records about his coma from a devastating ski crash in December.

Swiss scientists tout unploughed field pluses

Swiss scientists tout unploughed field pluses

If Europe adopted a style of farming that abstains from ploughing after a harvest, local temperatures could drop as much as two degrees, Swiss and French researchers said on Monday.

UN human rights chief condemns Egypt 'abuses'

UN human rights chief condemns Egypt 'abuses'

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday slammed Egypt's mass trials, which have led to at least 220 death sentences and seen journalists ordered to serve lengthy prison terms.

Zoo launches contest to name baby elephant

Zoo launches contest to name baby elephant

The Zurich Zoo has launched a competition to name its newborn elephant, whose arrival into the world last week was captured on video.

Bernese Alps climber dies from fall in crevasse

Bernese Alps climber dies from fall in crevasse

A man climbing in the Grimsel region of Bern was found dead after falling in a crevasse, cantonal police said on Monday.

Swiss CEO-to-worker pay gap grows: union study

Swiss CEO-to-worker pay gap grows: union study

The gap between the top wage earners and those at the bottom at Switzerland's largest companies continues to grow, with Nestlé showing the worst example, according to a union study issued on Monday.

Warnings issued after forest fires break out

Warnings issued after forest fires break out

Dry conditions are sparking concerns about forest fires in several Swiss cantons after blazes broke out over the weekend.

Swiss players still have high World Cup hopes

Swiss players still have high World Cup hopes

"Little" Switzerland still have "big dreams" at the World Cup despite their meltdown against France, according to midfielders Blerim Dzemaili and Granit Xhaka.