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Room fills with sugar beets after truck crash

Room fills with sugar beets after truck crash

A freak accident on Tuesday left the living room of a home filled with sugar beets after a truck carrying the sweet crop flipped on one side in a rural village in the canton of Zurich, police said.

Footballer ordered to pay hefty Swiss child support

Footballer ordered to pay hefty Swiss child support

A Swiss court has ordered Nigerian football star Ideye Brown to pay his former partner, a resident of Neuchâtel, 216,000 francs ($225,000) in retroactive child support, in addition to future monthly payments of 6,000 francs, a media report says.

Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG

Fifa files criminal complaint with Swiss AG

Zurich-based Fifa, football's world governing body, has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

IOC pitches joint Olympic bids between countries

IOC pitches joint Olympic bids between countries

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach revealed in Lausanne on Tuesday that the IOC were willing to consider joint bids between countries and cities in order to make hosting an Olympic Games more accessible.

New bird flu expected to spread in Europe: WHO

New bird flu expected to spread in Europe: WHO

A new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms will surely continue to spread among birds, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday, urging countries to be "vigilant".

Federer and Wawrinka 'bury the hatchet' online

Federer and Wawrinka 'bury the hatchet' online

Switzerland's top tennis stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took to Twitter on Tuesday in a bid to bury the appearance of any lingering resentments from their bad-tempered London match ahead of the Davis Cup final against France later this week.

One in four Swiss broke after paying bills: report

One in four Swiss broke after paying bills: report

Despite Switzerland’s relative wealth, 27 percent of the country’s residents say they have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month, according to a new report.