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Humanitarian policy Swiss take in young refugees from Greek island camps

A group of underage refugees stranded in Greece have arrived in Switzerland following calls by civil society to prevent a humanitarian disaster.

This content was published on May 16, 2020 5:47 PM

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Canine climber Chamois-chasing dog rescued up mountain

A dog that chased some chamois up a mountain in canton Uri had to be saved by Alpine Rescue Switzerland after getting stuck.

This content was published on May 8, 2020 6:34 PM

Bright idea? Matterhorn light show sparks joy and dismay

A beacon of hope? Light pollution? The nightly displays on an Alpine peak are entertaining virtual visitors while worrying conservationists.

Good fortune Swiss avalanche deaths at 60-year low

The number of people killed by avalanches in the Swiss Alps fell significantly last winter.

This content was published on April 7, 2020 11:43 AM

COVID-19 Swiss government shuts down public life amid spreading coronavirus 

The Swiss government has declared an “extraordinary situation”, instituting a ban on all private and public events and closing gathering places.

This content was published on March 17, 2020 2:20 PM

Old ammo Unexploded munitions continue to reverberate in Switzerland

Old Second World War bombs, grenades and other explosives are still causing headaches for the Swiss authorities.

Bächital disaster Remembering the Reckingen avalanche and ‘cot miracle’

On February 24, 1970, the deadliest avalanche in recent Swiss history swept through the village of Reckingen, killing 30 people.

Fatality Man dies from injuries after Stoos chairlift accident

A 40-year-old man from canton Zurich, who was seriously injured in a chairlift accident last Thursday, died in hospital on Wednesday.

This content was published on February 13, 2020 11:20 AM

Nuclear alert Two days in a shelter with 27 neighbours and a barking dog

The work to dismantle the Mühleberg nuclear power plant has begun but a nuclear accident can’t be ruled out for some time.

Battered Europe Storm Ciara wanes in Switzerland after two days of disruption

Strong winds of up to 150km/h have caused travel disruption in Switzerland.

This content was published on February 11, 2020 5:51 PM

Sports safety Sledging study reports lots of head injuries and few helmets

More than 6,500 sledging injuries are recorded each year in Switzerland, with every sixth injury being to the head. 

This content was published on February 11, 2020 11:51 AM