2015 set to be hottest year on record - UN

2015-11-25 13:17

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

Agency warns of rare cyclone heading towards Yemen

2015-10-30 17:34

The UN's world meteorological organisation says a rare and rapidly intensifying cyclone is poised to hit Yemen in the coming days.

Suspected 'The Vaulter' bank robber held

2015-09-16 21:06

A man suspected to be Canada's most wanted bank robber has been arrested in Geneva, police in the Swiss banking city say.

Geneva wealth managers pay defrauded investors

2015-09-06 17:15

Former Geneva wealth managers have paid "substantial compensation" to clients whose assets they had invested with US fraudster Bernard Madoff.

'Thousands' of political heavyweights hold Swiss accounts: official

2015-08-24 21:51

Thousands of so-called "politically exposed persons", or PEPs - a category that includes heads of state and other top officials - hold Swiss bank accounts, a Swiss foreign ministry official says.

UN intern lived in a tent to show unfair salary payments

2015-08-14 10:48

A New Zealand man who lived in a tent during his unpaid UN internship in Geneva has confessed it was a publicity stunt, and won praise from his mother for his 'moral' stand.

Two Japanese climbers found dead in Swiss Alps

2015-08-12 13:17

The bodies of two Japanese climbers have been found on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, a Tokyo official says, three days after the pair got into difficulty on the mountain.

Swiss army moo-ves in to keep cows cool

2015-07-21 18:07

The Swiss army has been ordered to the mountains to help keep Swiss cows cool during the heat wave.

FIFA official agrees to extradition

2015-07-11 05:00

Swiss authorities say 1 of 7 detained FIFA officials has agreed to be extradited to the US.

7 year ban for SWC committee head

2015-07-06 18:29

FIFA has banned the former head of their SWC 2018 and 2022 evaluation committee for 7 years.


Thousands to be sterilised in global 'vasectomy-athon'

2015-11-13 09:57

Thousands of men around the world are to be sterilised in what organisers have dubbed a global 'vasectomy-athon', to encourage men to take a bigger role in family planning.

Pollution report: Lead poses biggest threat

2015-10-21 20:37

Lead has been named as the world's worst toxin in a report published by NGOs Pure Earth and Green Cross Switzerland.

Tributes for Bloem architect who died by assisted suicide

2015-09-16 17:01

Tributes have poured in for Johann Beukes, an architect from Bloemfontein who took his own life in Switzerland with the help of Swiss organisation Dignitas.

British tourist bus crashes in Switzerland, 41 hurt

2015-09-04 22:29

Forty-one people have been injured in central Switzerland when a British tourist bus and four trucks were involved in a collision.

Planes crash at Swiss air show, at least 1 dead

2015-08-23 13:36

Two small planes have crashed at an air show in Dittingen, Switzerland, killing at least one person, police say.

Swiss farmer ordered to end cow bell clamour

2015-08-12 20:33

Bells clanging around the necks of dairy cows grazing lazily on an emerald green meadow may sound idyllic, but if you live next door, it can be a noisy nuisance.

German woman trampled to death by cows in Switzerland

2015-08-01 19:57

Swiss authorities say a 77-year-old German woman has been trampled to death by a herd of cows in the Alps near the resort town of Laax.

Large fire breaks out in Swiss city of Olten

2015-07-14 21:11

A large fire breaks out in the centre of Swiss city of Olten, with witnesses describing explosions.

Swiss delivering mail by drone

2015-07-07 16:52

Switzerland's postal service has begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones.

Schumacher's wife sues tabloids over speculation about his health

2015-06-29 15:10

It has become clear that the old 'Schumi' might never return, and his wife Corinna has sued three tabloids for speculating about Michael's health. She has reportedly also sold his private jet and the family’s holiday house in Norway to cover medical expenses.

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