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Bern police seek help after boy dies in woods

Bern police seek help after boy dies in woods

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 continues to boost Swiss population

Immigration continues to boost Swiss population

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.

Mediterranean migrant death toll hits new high

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.

UBS offers share swap for new holding company

UBS offers share swap for new holding company

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.

Roche touts new breast cancer drug success

Roche touts new breast cancer drug success

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.

'Giant's penis' bloom in Basel bigger than ever

'Giant's penis' bloom in Basel bigger than ever

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.