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Rare pink diamond to be auctioned

2017-10-19 05:22

Christie's says it will put under the hammer a legendary 19-carat pink diamond that once belonged to French rulers, including King Louis XIV.

Toddler rescued after 12 hours in Swiss Alps crevice

2017-10-06 22:00

Swiss police say rescue workers have pulled a two-year-old girl unharmed out of a deep crevice she tumbled into in the Swiss Alps.

Moving abroad? Try these countries for biggest expat pay hikes

2017-09-27 20:56

Expatriates moving to Switzerland earn an average of more than $193 000. That’s the highest in the world and 54% more than if they’d stayed at home

Prestigious Swiss hotel school exploring SA potential

2017-09-05 19:50

Representatives of one of the best hotel management schools in the world have been in South Africa recently to look at the potential of expanding its reach in the country.

New mudslide hits villages in Switzerland, crushing homes

2017-09-01 13:07

Authorities say a new mudslide preceded by thunderstorms swept through villages in Switzerland, along the same path where a powerful, rocky mudslide left eight people missing and feared dead.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - nuclear bunkers and swiss bankers

2017-08-23 06:39

Open Secrets, in this instalment on the Declassified: Apartheid Profits series, takes a closer look at the role played by the Swiss banks in propping up the apartheid regime.

The Grand Tour: Organisers fined for Hammond's huge crash

2017-08-17 10:01

Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond's crash on a Swiss hill in June has come back to haunt the organisers of the hillclimb. The Swiss motorsport authority reportedly fined them $5000.

German hiker found in Alps 30 years later

2017-08-03 05:40

The remains of a German hiker, who disappeared while climbing in the Swiss Alps 30 years ago, has been found embedded in a glacier.

'I'm going to die!' - Richard Hammond reflects on hectic crash

2017-06-28 10:56

Richard Hammond speaks to the CEO of supercar company Rimac about his insane crash earlier in June in Switzerland.

Whales shrank before populations crashed - study

2017-06-23 11:09

The body size of some whale species diminished by several metres decades before 20th-century factory fishing caused their populations to collapse, researchers say.

 

Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur

2017-10-08 21:39

A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in the conflict-torn Darfur region of Sudan, Switzerland's foreign ministry says.

Swiss politician convicted of helping migrants enter illegally

2017-09-29 07:55

A Swiss regional politician has been convicted for helping 24 migrants to illegally cross from Italy into Switzerland and for repeatedly inciting others to do the same.

Swiss vote against plan to save pensions

2017-09-24 16:15

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a divisive pension reform plan that the government said was vital to safeguard benefits.

Fresh landslides in Swiss Alps

2017-09-01 17:23

New landslides have forced more evacuations from a valley in the Swiss Alps where eight hikers were buried in a barrage of boulders and mud a week ago.

Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps

2017-08-24 22:46

As many as 14 people are feared missing after a massive landslide swept away a mountainside in the Swiss Alps, ripping apart buildings and forcing the evacuation of a village.

Swiss stop registering Porsche diesel SUV's

2017-08-18 16:03

Switzerland will no longer register Porsche's luxury SUV, the Cayenne, with diesel engines citing the fallout from the emissions scandal.

Outrage as Swiss hotel orders 'Jewish guests' to shower before swimming

2017-08-16 05:42

A Swiss hotel that posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool and restricting their access to the facility's freezer has unleashed outrage and official complaints from Israel.

UN: Italy needs support helping migrants

2017-07-01 21:40

Italy needs more international support to cope with a wave of migrants that has flooded its shores, says UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi.

WATCH: Recovering Richard Hammond's 'Twin Crutch' conversion

2017-06-23 23:39

Following his huge crash, Richard Hammond shows he's mobile again, albeit in a customized wheelchair fitted with what he calls a 'Twin Crutch' conversion.

Record 65.6m people displaced worldwide: UN

2017-06-19 18:27

The UN refugee agency says the number of people displaced from their homes across the world has climbed to 65.6 million.

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