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The week ahead A cave's ancient secrets, and efforts to fight rape and enslavement

Here are the stories we’ll be following the week of July 9, 2018:



From children in diapers to aspiring professional ballerinas and eclectic choreographers, no one walks out of the Basel Dance Academy without a lesson in fortitude. The driving force of these collaborations that weave together dancers from all ages is a former professional ballerina who now teaches from a wheelchair. 

(Bill Harby)


Some 70,000 years ago, a Neanderthal woman about 40 years old died in a small cave in western Switzerland. Or if she didn’t die there, her body was brought there - maybe by family, maybe by a cave lion or wolf. We step inside the cave to reveal its ancient secrets.

(UN Photos)


The Swiss NGO Trial along with Swiss diplomats are upping their efforts to stop the use of rape as a weapon of war in places like Syria, Myanmar or Libya.

(Lorena Ros)


Switzerland is one of the countries where Nigerian migrants - convinced they are bewitched - are enslaved as prostitutes. We speak to a social worker who's combatting this kind of human trafficking.

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