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Air show draws large crowds to Payerne

Air show draws large crowds to Payerne

An estimated 160,000 people turned out for the opening weekend of Switzerland's biggest air show at the Payerne military aerodrome in the canton of Vaud.

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives

A bus accident in Bolivia over the weekend claimed the lives of three Swiss citizens and at least six other people, according to press reports.

Novartis heart drug billed 'blockbuster' after tests

Novartis heart drug billed 'blockbuster' after tests

An experimental drug from Swiss pharma giant Novartis reduced deaths from chronic heart failure by 20 percent compared with an existing treatment, according to the results of a vast new study.

Kavcics's injury gives  Wawrinka US Open break

Kavcics's injury gives Wawrinka US Open break

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reached the fourth round of the US Open tennis tournament by walkover on Saturday when Slovenian Blaz Kavcic withdrew from their third-round match with a right foot injury.