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River and lake bathers urged to take care

River and lake bathers urged to take care

People plunging into Switzerland's rivers and lakes to cool off are being urged to read warning signs as the number of drowning victims reached 26.

Switzerland extradites first FIFA suspect to US

Switzerland extradites first FIFA suspect to US

One of the seven FIFA officials held in Switzerland over corruption allegations has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss justice authorities say.

Government halts export of bugging devices

Government halts export of bugging devices

Switzerland has halted the export of mobile phone monitoring technology to Vietnam and Bangladesh out of fears it could be misused.

Seagull steals camera for amazing bird's eye selfie

Seagull steals camera for amazing bird's eye selfie

A cheeky seagull in northern Spain stole a tourist's camera and flew off with it providing astonishing footage from the air as well as some rather amusing close-ups of the bird itself.

IOC preserves a century of Olympics history

IOC preserves a century of Olympics history

The archives captured some of the most iconic, and curious, moments in Olympic history, from pictures of the first modern-era games in Athens in 1896 to a sack race in St. Louis, Missouri eight years later.