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Avalanche kills Austrian and German 'freeriders'

Avalanche kills Austrian and German 'freeriders'

A 26-year-old Austrian man and a 34-year-old German man died when an avalanche swept them down a slope while they were skiing off-piste in the canton of Valais, police said on Sunday.

Three US prisoners freed by Iran land in Geneva

Three US prisoners freed by Iran land in Geneva

American prisoners released by Iran flew to Geneva in a Swiss Air Force jet on Sunday before being transferred to a US military plane that took them on to an American base in Germany, Swiss government sources said.

Swiss and French among dead in Burkina Faso attack

Swiss and French among dead in Burkina Faso attack

The death toll in an attack by jihadists on a top hotel in Burkina Faso's capital rose to 29 on Sunday, including two French and two Swiss victims, the country's Security Minister Simon Compaore said.

Swiss still probing frozen Hosni Mubarak fortune

Swiss still probing frozen Hosni Mubarak fortune

Switzerland's attorney general says his office is still probing whether the hundreds of millions of dollars of frozen funds belonging to ex-president Hosni Mubarak's family originated from criminal activities.

Four freed Iranian-Americans heading to Switzerland

Four freed Iranian-Americans heading to Switzerland

Four Iranian-American citizens freed by Iran in a prisoner swap with the United States have left Tehran and are flying to Bern in Switzerland, Iranian state television reported on Sunday.

Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic 'deserves a little star'

Roger Federer says Novak Djokovic 'deserves a little star'

Roger Federer baulked at suggestions that Novak Djokovic had climbed above his fellow 'Big Four' players on Saturday — but he admitted the Serb "deserves a little star" by his name.