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Teen shot dead in Saint Gallen city mosque

Teen shot dead in Saint Gallen city mosque

UPDATE: One person was killed Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a mosque in the Swiss city of Saint Gallen, police said. Media reports said the victim was 18 and was killed as a result of a row between Albanian families.

Swiss hailed for saving Jews from Holocaust

Swiss hailed for saving Jews from Holocaust

A Swiss policemen who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust and ended up being punished for forging their entry documents was honoured by his former force on Friday.

'Mugged' youth admits he stabbed himself

'Mugged' youth admits he stabbed himself

A man who claimed to have been attacked and stabbed by muggers in Balsthal, in the canton of Solothurn, has confessed to police that he made the incident up and actually stabbed himself.

Graubünden derailment claims first fatality

Graub√ľnden derailment claims first fatality

An 85-year-old man injured in the Rhaetian Railway train derailment in the canton of Graub√ľnden on August 13th has died in hospital.

Jura to vote on extending expat political rights

Jura to vote on extending expat political rights

Foreigners may be allowed to become local councillors in the canton of Jura if the population votes in favour of an extension of political rights for expat residents in a referendum on September 28th.

Swiss workers face increased physical risks

Swiss workers face increased physical risks

More than half of employed people in Switzerland are exposed to physical risks in the workplace, ten percent more than five years previously, according to figures released by the Federal Statistics Office this week.