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Bite sends Ebola virus doctor to Geneva

Bite sends Ebola virus doctor to Geneva

A doctor bitten by a child infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone on Monday became the first person coming from an area hit by the deadly epidemic to arrive in Switzerland.

Murder probed after Lake Lucerne body found

Murder probed after Lake Lucerne body found

Police in the canton of Nidwalden are seeking witnesses after the suspected murder of a 36-year-old woman whose body was found in Lake Lucerne.

Red Cross set to resume Sudanese aid work

Red Cross set to resume Sudanese aid work

The Geneva-based Red Cross said on Monday that Sudan had ended a ban on its aid operations, imposed by the government in February.

French court upholds €1.1-billion UBS bail

French court upholds €1.1-billion UBS bail

A French court on Monday upheld a 1.1-billion-euro bail payment owed by Swiss bank UBS for allegedly helping rich French clients to hide money in Switzerland.

UK motorcyclist dies in mountain pass crash

UK motorcyclist dies in mountain pass crash

Officers discovered the body of a 47-year-old British motorcyclist in a ravine in the canton of Graubünden after he was earlier reported missing, cantonal police said on Monday.

Geneva MP seeks ban on charging for tap water

Geneva MP seeks ban on charging for tap water

A Geneva politician is pushing for a law to ban restaurants from charging for tap water — a practice currently followed by certain establishments.

Valais abbey celebrates 1,500 years of history

Valais abbey celebrates 1,500 years of history

Switzerland's abbey of Saint Maurice, the oldest Christian monastery still in operation in the western world, kicked off a year of celebrations on Sunday to mark its 1,500th anniversary.