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Glider pilot dies in Swiss junior championships

Glider pilot dies in Swiss junior championships

A 25-year-old man died after the glider he was piloting in a competition crashed in the municipality of Klosters in the canton of Graub√ľnden, police said on Thursday.

Solar Impulse pilot fights fatigue close to Hawaii

Solar Impulse pilot fights fatigue close to Hawaii

A Swiss solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight, the project's team said on Thursday.

Federer eases past Querrey into third round

Federer eases past Querrey into third round

Former champions Roger Federer and Andy Murray swept into the Wimbledon third round on Thursday as a fourth player from the women's top ten tumbled out of the tournament.

Railway posts 'how-to' toilet signs for tourists

Railway posts 'how-to' toilet signs for tourists

Fed up with having to clean up messes in the public toilets, the operators of the Mount Rigi cogwheel railway in central Switzerland have installed pictogram signs showing the right and wrong way to use the facilities as part of an information campaign.

US formally seeks Fifa officials' extradition

US formally seeks Fifa officials' extradition

Bern said on Thursday the United States had formally requested the extradition of seven Fifa officials arrested in Zurich last month in a wide-ranging probe into corruption in football's top body.

Dig uncovers largest Swiss dinosaur skeleton

Dig uncovers largest Swiss dinosaur skeleton

Researchers have found the largest dinosaur skeleton in Switzerland on a site in the canton of Aargau's Frick Valley, known for similar discoveries.