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Switzerland lose to England in Euro qualifier

Switzerland lose to England in Euro qualifier

Switzerland lost its first qualification match for the 2016 European football championships in Basel on Monday night against England, who won 2-0.

Cows injure two women in Graubünden Alps

Cows injure two women in Graub√ľnden Alps

Two accidents in the Swiss Alps over the weekend serve as a reminder to be careful when hiking through fields with cows — particularly when they're with their calves.

Burkhalter warns Ukraine ceasefire 'not enough'

Burkhalter warns Ukraine ceasefire 'not enough'

A shaky ceasefire in Ukraine alone is not enough to end the conflict, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, the head of the OSCE, said on Monday, calling for a political process and urging dialogue over sanctions.

Mushroom picking 'more complex' than expected

Mushroom picking 'more complex' than expected

Hunting for mushrooms is a popular pastime in Switzerland but finding ones that are edible — rather than those liable to send you to hospital —¬†can be challenging, as The Local's Catherine McLean discovers.

Isis intent on 'house of blood': UN rights chief

Isis intent on 'house of blood': UN rights chief

The jihadist militants who have seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating "a house of blood", the UN's new human rights chief said in Geneva on Monday.

Swiss unemployment rate rises in August

Swiss unemployment rate rises in August

Switzerland's unemployment rate rose for the first time in nine months in August, according to government figures issued on Monday.

Lipsky wins European Masters at Swiss course

Lipsky wins European Masters at Swiss course

American David Lipsky opened his European Tour account with a play-off victory over overnight leader Graeme Storm at the European Masters golf tournament in Crans-Montana on Sunday.

Two Dutch climbers die after Swiss Alps fall

Two Dutch climbers die after Swiss Alps fall

The bodies of two climbers from the Netherlands were discovered over the weekend after they fell while climbing the Combin de Valsorey in the canton of Valais, cantonal police said on Sunday.