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Boats of the future set sail on Lake Geneva

Boats of the future set sail on Lake Geneva

An international competition to find the best, most energy-efficient boats of the future has launched on Lake Geneva.

Heatwave threatens August 1st fireworks

Heatwave threatens August 1st fireworks

While people all over Switzerland are enjoying a real summer for a change, the dry weather could put a damper on the country's national day festivities.

Luzern lingerie fetishist to face court

Luzern lingerie fetishist to face court

A man is set to appear in court in Luzern on charges of breaking and entering after he allegedly entered the homes of more than 100 women to steal their underwear.

Solar Impulse 2 to be grounded 'for months'

Solar Impulse 2 to be grounded 'for months'

The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 will be grounded for months in Hawaii to carry out battery repairs, after completing nearly half of an unprecedented round-the-world flight, the project said on Wednesday.

Switzerland celebrates first ascent of Matterhorn

Switzerland celebrates first ascent of Matterhorn

Switzerland on Tuesday celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first-ever ascent of the "most photographed mountain in the world" — the Matterhorn.

Scientists discover new particle: the pentaquark

Scientists discover new particle: the pentaquark

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva have discovered a new kind of particle called the pentaquark, they announced on Tuesday.