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Losing a landmark How would Switzerland rebuild a national treasure like Notre-Dame?

For many Swiss, the fiery devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral sparks another memory – that of Lucerne’s wooden Chapel Bridge in flames.

Mitholz report Alpine ammunition storage site deemed intolerable

The government environment agency has confirmed that a former ammunition stockpile at Mitholz is an unacceptable risk for the local population.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 8:23 PM

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Humanitarian work Red Cross says health and aid workers face unabated attacks

ICRC president says workers in war zones are facing increasing attacks “and the impact on civilians is nothing but catastrophic”.

This content was published on April 2, 2019 8:20 AM

Fatal incident One dead, one wounded in Swiss avalanche drama

One person was killed and another wounded in an avalanche in southern Switzerland, near the borders of France and Italy.

This content was published on March 24, 2019 6:48 PM

Dangling experience American tourist's glider pilot temporarily loses licence

The Swiss aviation authorities have suspended the licence of a hang glider pilot following a harrowing incident with an American tourist last year.

This content was published on March 20, 2019 12:36 PM

Cyclone Idai Swiss send aid to disaster-stricken southern Africa

Switzerland has sent experts and a first shipment of aid to Mozambique to help the victims of a violent tropical storm.

This content was published on March 19, 2019 12:43 PM

Fatal crash Swiss follow EU Boeing 737 MAX flight ban

Switzerland has confirmed that Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights have also been banned in Swiss airspace following the second of two fatal crashes ...

This content was published on March 13, 2019 2:56 PM

Mountain accident Crans-Montana avalanche claims a life

A 34-year-old man, who was pulled out of a Swiss ski resort avalanche, died from his injuries overnight. Three others sustained lesser injuries.

This content was published on February 20, 2019 10:11 AM

Railway danger Level crossings: one accident every three days

There is on average one accident every three days at level crossings, according to officials statistics, which have been seen by the SonntagsZeitung.

This content was published on February 17, 2019 3:06 PM

Week in Numbers Tremors, watches and refugees

Here’s a round-up of the most interesting statistics to appear in the past week’s stories from Switzerland.

Seismic activity 900 earthquakes hit Switzerland in 2018 but few were felt

Switzerland recorded more than 900 earthquakes in 2018, according to the Swiss Seismological Service (SED).

This content was published on January 28, 2019 2:03 PM

WEF19 Humanitarians and Davos: Pure as the driven snow?

Is it ethical for humanitarian NGOs to rub shoulders with the rich elite at the World Economic Forum in Davos?