Police in the canton of Bern on Monday launched a bid for help from the public after the body of a 15-year-old boy was found in the woods near Köniz.
Immigration is largely responsible for an increase in Switzerland's population to 8.14 million at the end of 2013, up just over 100,000 from the previous year, according to latest government figures.
More than 3,000 migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, more than double the previous peak in 2011, the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration said on Monday.
Switzerland's largest bank UBS is setting up a holding company to allow its operations to be broken up more easily in the event of a financial crisis.
A drug developed by Swiss giant Roche to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer has been shown to extend patients' lives by almost 16 months, researchers say.
An exotic plant known as the “giant's penis” at the University of Basel's botanical garden is flowering with its biggest ever bloom, university officials said on Sunday.