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Single-person Swiss households on the rise

Single-person Swiss households on the rise

Singletons are becoming more commonplace in Switzerland, according to new figures showing that households with just one person are growing faster than any other kind.

WHO downplays Ebola vaccine trial suspension

WHO downplays Ebola vaccine trial suspension

The World Health Organization on Thursday downplayed the suspension of trials in Geneva of an experimental Ebola vaccine over unexpected side-effects.

Discovering Gruyère's 'most beautiful' village

Discovering Gruyère's 'most beautiful' village

Apart from its world famous cheese, the Gruyère district can also boast of being home to a village voted this year the most beautiful in French-speaking Switzerland. The Local's Morven McLean pays a visit to the village of Gruyères to find out what makes it so special.

Basel police conduct vision tests of motorists

Basel police conduct vision tests of motorists

Motorists who haven't checked their eyesight recently or who have forgotten their specs better watch out if they are driving in Basel, where police are conducting random vision tests.