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snow risk Two lives lost in weekend avalanches

Two people lost their lives in separate avalanches in south-eastern Switzerland on Saturday. The risk of further incidents remains high.

This content was published on January 20, 2019 12:48 PM

Accident investigation Swiss probe says boy, 14, at controls of crashed plane

Swiss investigators say a 14-year-old was at the controls of a small plane that crashed in the Alps in 2017, killing him and two other people.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 3:11 PM

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Second strike Avalanche damages Swiss mountain cable car

A second avalanche at a Swiss mountain resort has forced a cable car to stop operating, most likely for several months.

This content was published on January 18, 2019 12:07 PM

crash Swiss tourists killed in Swedish traffic accident

At least six young Swiss citizens have been killed in a road accident outside the northern Swedish town of Kiruna.

This content was published on January 13, 2019 11:56 AM

Schwägalp Avalanche forces its way into Swiss hotel, people injured

An avalanche in northeastern Switzerland has entered a hotel restaurant and reportedly injured several people.

This content was published on January 11, 2019 11:08 AM

Lost at sea Shipping company to pay for container clear-up

The Geneva-headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has promised to reimburse the costs of clearing up around 270 containers that were ...

This content was published on January 6, 2019 10:39 AM

What spells disaster? Swiss Re chief fears for catastrophe bond investors

Global markets for “alternative capital” underwriting natural catastrophe and other insurance risks are flashing warning signals.

Accident statistics Distracted drivers named top cause of accidents

Most road traffic accidents in Switzerland last year were caused by distracted drivers who were texting or phoning at the wheel.

Snow and heat Mountain deaths in Swiss Alps nearly double

The number of deadly mountain incidents nearly doubled to 136 in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period last year.

This content was published on November 5, 2018 4:27 PM

Inside Geneva Disaster relief: what really works?

In Indonesia, the overriding theme seems to be the same as in the past: 'where is the aid and why is it taking so long to arrive?'

Sulawesi earthquake Swiss deliver humanitarian aid to Indonesia

Thirteen experts from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit have started work on the earthquake-hit Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

This content was published on October 8, 2018 4:42 PM