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Switzerland: Dozens of cows airlifted down high Swiss Alps ahead of annual parade

Cows injured during their temporary summer stay in the high Swiss Alpine meadows got helicopter rides down the mountain. A dozen beasts got the lift to land near the Klausenpass mountain pass, around 1,950 metres above sea level. The rest of the 1,000-strong herd was due to head down over the weekend to the Urnerboden […]

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Researchers attempt to control lightning with high-tech laser lightning rod

A team of researchers from the University of Geneva installed a huge laser atop a mountain to shoot it at the sky, and act as a high-tech lightning rod. The team is led by Jean-Pierre Wolf, a Swiss physicist who’s been working with laser for more than 20 years and has been particularly fascinated with […]

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Phuket: Thailand police charge local with murder of Swiss tourist near waterfall

Thai police have charged a 27-year-old man in connection with the death of a Swiss woman who was found dead near a waterfall on the resort island of Phuket last week. The woman, 57, was identified as Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf. Police found her face down in the water covered by a black sheet. Theerawut Tortip told reporters […]

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Swiss woman found dead near waterfall in Thailand’s resort island of Phuket

A Swiss woman was found dead near a waterfall in Thailand on the resort island of Phuket. Local officials have identified the victim as 57-year-old Nicole Sauvain-Weisskopf, and launched an investigation. Police found her face down in the water covered by a black sheet. It is unclear what happened to the Swiss national. Results of […]

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8-year-old girl kidnapped in France, found with mother in Switzerland

An eight-year-old girl who was kidnapped in eastern France was found with her mother in Switzerland. The girl was in good health after being discovered in a squat in an old factory in the border village of Sainte-Croix, French prosecutor François Pérain said. Her mother, Lola Montemaggi, was taken into Swiss police custody. Officials say […]

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Julie Pomagalski: Former snowboarding world champion dies in Swiss Aps avalanche

Former world champion snowboarder Julie Pomagalski has died in an avalanche at the age of 40. Pomagalski was killed on Tuesday morning in Uri canton, Switzerland, the French Ministry for Sports said on Thursday. She was descending the Gemsstock mountain along with three other people at the time of the accident. Local police in Uri […]

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Switzerland votes in favour of banning face coverings in public

Switzerland voted in favour of banning face coverings in public, including burka or niqab worn by Muslim women. The referendum passed 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent. The proposal was put forward by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) which campaigned with slogans such as “Stop extremism”. A leading Swiss Islamic group said it was “a […]

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Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso meets with road accident while cycling

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso was hospitalized after a road accident while cycling in Switzerland, according to a tweet from the Alpine F1 Team. “Fernando is conscious and well in himself and is awaiting further medical examinations tomorrow morning,” the team’s tweet read. The 39-year-old announced his return to Formula One racing this […]

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Farmer airlifts injured cow from Swiss alps using helicopter

A farmer in Switzerland airlifted his limping cow by a helicopter from a mountain in the Swiss alps so that the animal did not sustain more injuries. The video of the airlift has gone viral on social media. WHEN COWS FLY: A Swiss farmer decided to use a helicopter to airlift one of his beloved bovines […]

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Switzerland: Climate activists protest but also obey virus restrictions

Green activists placed rows of boots and shoes in a Zurich square to take the place of protesters who normally come out in person on Fridays to demand action on climate change. Organisers said they wanted to make their point while respecting curbs on public gatherings imposed to contain the novel coronavirus, which has killed […]

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Dog in Switzerland parachuted off a 2,000-foot cliff with its owner

A dog is the most loyal companion any person can wish for. If it is brave enough, it will also jump off a cliff with you. Kazuza, a border collie, not only accompanied owner Bruno Valente in parachuting off a 2,300-foot cliff but also appeared calm and composed as they touched the ground. This is […]

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Woman allegedly bit pilot following feud over baby’s stroller

A mother and daughter appeared in a UK court Tuesday charged with assaulting an airline captain and refusing his orders on board a flight from Zurich to London. SWISS airline pilot Guido Keel was assaulted following a dispute about whether a baby carriage could be transported in the plane’s cabin, rather than in the hold. […]