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Swiss politician argues against hijab in ID photos
The official guidelines should what ID photos allow. Photo: FedPol

Should the Islamic headscarf be banned in photographs for official Swiss documents?

Swiss supermarkets to charge for plastic bags
Photo: Migros

Migros and Coop will introduce charges for single-use plastic bags this year.

Muslim pupils must shake hands – ‘no ifs and buts’
File photo: Broad Bean Media

The Muslim schoolboys at the centre of a furore over handshaking earlier this year have had their appeal quashed.

Bern argues over passports for 3rd generation foreigners
File photo: The Local

Should it be easier for third generation immigrants – the grandchildren of foreigners residing in Switzerland – to obtain Swiss citizenship?

Swiss ‘slave children’ to finally get compensation
One victim of the Swiss government policy during the campaign for compensation. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Victims of abusive work placements have hailed a “historic” decision after parliament voted to award them compensation for their suffering.

Women warned over Swiss foot fetishist’s porn videos
In most of the videos only the feet are visible. File photo: Sharona Gott

A foot fetishist from the canton of Graubünden has been secretly filming women’s feet and posting the videos on a porn site, according to reports.

81-year-old convicted of vandalizing neighbours' cars
File photo: Steve Cadman

The pensioner caused damage to the tune of 13,000 francs

Good news! Swiss summer isn't over yet
The blue skies are here to stay for a bit longer. Photo: rekre89/Flickr

Meteorologists say we can expect "extraordinarily hot" weather until the middle of next week.

Mum must tell daughter who her dad is: Swiss court
Do children need to know who their father is? Photo: Ashley Webb/Flickr

The single mother said revealing the identity of her daughter's father could lead to "destructive social and psychological disadvantages".

Court sides with chickens in dispute over noisy henhouse
File photo: Stuart Richards

Court orders a man to pay more than 36,000 francs ($36,600) in court costs after it rejected his complaint that his neighbours’ chickens made too much noise.

United Nations weighs in on burqini ban debate
A London demonstration against the burqini ban. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Burqini bans "fuel religious intolerance" says a UN spokesman.

Swiss village tells landlords: don’t rent homes to refugees
Seven refugees have been granted a B residency permit and will stay in the village. File photo: The Local

Council fears they may settle permanently in the area and become a financial burden.

Italian ‘ignored’ by Swiss schools in language wars
Photo: Kathleen Waters

As Swiss German schools haggle over whether to teach French or English, 'what about us?' says Italian-speaking Ticino.

Tractor plunges into river Aare in Bern
Photo: Bern cantonal police

The driver was only slightly injured.

Graubünden increases deer cull this autumn
Photo: Philippe Rouzet

Authorities will grant hunters permission to kill 5,200 deer this season after numbers have surged.

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