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Revealed: Switzerland already strips refugees of cash

Revealed: Switzerland already strips refugees of cash

As Denmark faces a barrage of criticism over its controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, Switzerland has already been following this practice for years, Swiss authorities said on Friday.

Spectacular video shows Swiss avalanche danger

Spectacular video shows Swiss avalanche danger

Amid ongoing concerns about the dangers of avalanches in the Alps, a video of one powering down the mountainside in the canton of Valais is making the rounds on the internet, underscoring the phenomenal force possible from a snow slide down a steep slope.

Aussie Open could see Federer-Djokovic clash

Aussie Open could see Federer-Djokovic clash

Five-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic could face record Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in the semifinals of the season's opening Grand Slam following Friday's draw in Melbourne.

Influenza epidemic hits eastern Switzerland

Influenza epidemic hits eastern Switzerland

An influenza epidemic has struck eastern, central and southern parts of Switzerland while reported cases of the flu are increasing in most other parts of the country, the federal public health office says.