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Medieval Murten plans 'spectacular' light show

Medieval Murten plans 'spectacular' light show

The Swiss medieval lakeside town of Murten is gearing up for its first Festival of Lights, an event starting next week that promises to transform it into a tourist magnet over 12 days.

Wawrinka eases into Chennai Open quarters

Wawrinka eases into Chennai Open quarters

Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka breezed into the quarterfinals of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament on Wednesday as the Swiss got his bid for a third consecutive title in southern India off to a perfect start.

Fifa official Valcke's suspension extended

Fifa official Valcke's suspension extended

Fifa ethics judges agreed on Wednesday to extend secretary general Jérôme Valcke's suspension for 45 more days, after investigators urged them to take more time to weigh corruption allegations against the Zurich-based organization's former second-in-command.

Urban living 'affects obesity': Lausanne study

Urban living 'affects obesity': Lausanne study

Swiss researchers have concluded that the urban environment likely plays a key role in obesity levels of individuals, based on a study of residents in the city of Lausanne.

Zurich and Lausanne unis launch 43 startups

Zurich and Lausanne unis launch 43 startups

Switzerland's top-ranked universities, the federal institutes of technology in Zurich (ETH) and Lausanne (EPFL) created a total of 43 startup companies in 2015.