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Aussie wingsuit jumper dies in Swiss Alps

Aussie wingsuit jumper dies in Swiss Alps

A 26-year-old Australian died after hitting the mountainside during a wingsuit jump in the Valais Alps, cantonal police said on Wednesday.

Cameras give dizzy view of Eiger's north face

Cameras give dizzy view of Eiger's north face

A project using custom-made 360-degree cameras mounted on the backs of climbers scaling the Eiger in Switzerland's Bernese Alps has captured a unique and dizzying view of the mountain's infamous north face.

Swiss remain on top of competitiveness table

Swiss remain on top of competitiveness table

Switzerland remains the world's most competitive economy for the sixth consecutive year, says a report released on Wednesday by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum that shows the United States rising to third position just behind Singapore.

Baden strips 'nude selfies mayor' of duties

Baden strips 'nude selfies mayor' of duties

The municipal council of Baden has stripped the mayor of his responsibilities after he refused to resign following revelations he sent nude “selfies” from city hall to a woman chat partner on the internet.

Federer faces off against Monfils at US Open

Federer faces off against Monfils at US Open

Switzerland's Roger Federer set up a quarterfinal blockbuster US Open quarterfinal against eccentric French star Gaël Monfils after advancing in the tennis tournament on Tuesday.