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Suspect arrested after women killed in Basel

Suspect arrested after women killed in Basel

A man is suspected of stabbing one woman to death in an apartment in the city of Basel before killing another woman and critically injuring a man in a nearby flat on Monday, the regional public prosecutor's office said.

Swiss electric car sets world acceleration record

Swiss electric car sets world acceleration record

An electric racing car developed by students at ETH Zurich and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts on Monday set a world record for acceleration, the universities announced.

Avalanche kills Nepalese guiding Swiss climbers

Avalanche kills Nepalese guiding Swiss climbers

A 26-year-old Nepalese guide died and two Swiss climbers were injured when an avalanche hit a Himalayan peak in eastern Nepal on Monday, police said.

Three people die in Bern village shootings

Three people die in Bern village shootings

UPDATED: A man shot his former wife and her newly married husband before turning the gun on himself on Monday in a Bernese Oberland village, media reported.

Swiss rank second to Norway for 'prosperity'

Swiss rank second to Norway for 'prosperity'

Switzerland has been elbowed aside again by Norway for the title of most prosperous country in the world, according to a new report.

Tree cutter dies after fall down Ticino ravine

Tree cutter dies after fall down Ticino ravine

A 43-year-old man died on Sunday in a freak accident in the canton of Ticino while cutting trees with a colleague in the Centovalli region, police said.

Giacometti work most pricey lot at US auction

Giacometti work most pricey lot at US auction

A bronze sculpture by Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti valued at more than $100 million and 20 works by pop art icon Andy Warhol headline New York's fall art auction season this week.