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Athlete stripped of gold medal for peeling shirt

Athlete stripped of gold medal for peeling shirt

France's Mahiedine Mekhissi was stripped of his gold medal and disqualified from the European Athletics Championships in Zurich on Thursday after peeling off his shirt before he crossed the line in first place in the 3,000-metre steeplechase.

Safety check before train crash found ‘no risks’

Safety check before train crash found ‘no risks’

Despite heavy rain, safety checks found no evidence of risks on the section of a rail line in the canton of Graubünden where a landslide this week derailed a train carrying 200 passengers, Rhaetian Railway officials maintained on Thursday.

Man jailed for Lausanne hit-and-run scooter crash

Man jailed for Lausanne hit-and-run scooter crash

A Lausanne criminal court on Thursday jailed a 23-year-old man for one year for a hit-and-run accident that left a four-year-girl and her mother in hospital after his speeding scooter struck them in a pedestrian crossing.

'Suspect killer's body found in Lake Constance'

'Suspect killer's body found in Lake Constance'

Liechtenstein police said Thursday that their German counterparts had found what was believed to be the body of a self-styled "Robin Hood" suspected of killing a banker in the Alpine statelet.

Federer and Wawrinka advance in Cincinnati

Federer and Wawrinka advance in Cincinnati

Switzerland's Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both made the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament quarterfinals on Thursday while world number one Novak Djokovic got knocked out.

Clear-up operation follows train derailment

Clear-up operation follows train derailment

Efforts remained underway on Thursday to retrieve one of the carriages of a passenger train that derailed in eastern Switzerland following a landslide injuring 11 people, five seriously.

Construction platform fished from river Rhine

Construction platform fished from river Rhine

A 40-tonne construction platform that broke free of its moorings and drifted down the river Rhine on Wednesday is back on dry land.

Swiss jobless rate rises in second quarter

Swiss jobless rate rises in second quarter

New figures show the unemployment rate in Switzerland rose to 4.4 percent in the second quarter of this year — a slight increase over the same period last year.

Athletics: Farah bounces back to take Zurich gold

Athletics: Farah bounces back to take Zurich gold

Mo Farah resumed normal service as the world and Olympic 5,000-metre and 10,000-metre champion emerged from months of illness and disappointing form to win the 10,000-metre title at the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.

Federer wins milestone 300th Masters match

Federer wins milestone 300th Masters match

Switzerland’s Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 on Wednesday in Cincinnati.