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Swiss army airlifts water to thirsty cows

Swiss army airlifts water to thirsty cows

Low rainfall and searing temperatures this July have seen the Swiss Army using high-tech helicopters to deliver much needed water to the country's parched cows.

Zurich pulls plug on Islamic kindergarten

Zurich pulls plug on Islamic kindergarten

Authorities in Zurich have refused to give the go-ahead to a Islamic kindergarten over fears it will be "too religious".

Strong dollar takes bite out of Novartis sales

Strong dollar takes bite out of Novartis sales

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis reported $4.1 billion (€3.8 billion) in income for the first half of the year, down 20 percent, due largely to a stronger dollar.

'World's worst hotel' set for demolition

'World's worst hotel' set for demolition

Geneva's far-from-iconic Hotel Nash Ville is to be reduced to rubble, a move that is unlikely to be mourned by the establishment's many detractors.

Diver killed in windsurfer collision on Gran Canaria

Diver killed in windsurfer collision on Gran Canaria

UPDATED: A Russian woman died on Monday after being hit in the neck by the board of a professional Swiss windsurfer on the popular tourist island.

Berlin electronic music innovator Moebius dies

Berlin electronic music innovator Moebius dies

The Swiss-German founder of Berlin experimental band Cluster and Krautrock supergroup Harmonia died on Monday, leaving behind a long legacy of musical innovation.