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  • Switzerland is the world's best country for 2018

    A new ranking that evaluated countries on everything from economic influence, power, citizenship and quality of life, has declared Switzerland the world's best country for 2018.

  • 70 locomotives to be procured from Switzerland

    Some 70 locomotives will be procured from Switzerland to improve Bangladesh Railway services. To import the locomotives, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has almost been completed for signing by the two sides.

  • Wawrinka beats Tsonga to reach semi-finals

    Former champion Stan Wawrinka engaged in a war of words with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga but won the argument that counted to storm into the Australian Open semi-finals with a 7-6(2) 6-4 6-3 win over the Frenchman on Tuesday.

  • Swiss to host Inter-migrant football contest

    Around 120 asylum seekers and refugees in Switzerland will next week compete in a football tournament organised with the backing of UEFA.

  • Shaqiri's cheeky dig at Puma

    Switzerland's Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri said he hoped the country's shirt manufacturer Puma "doesn't make condoms" after several Swiss players ended their Euro 2016 match with France with shredded jerseys.

  • FIFA headquarters searched, documents seized

    Swiss investigators search FIFA's Zurich headquarters and seize documents, the country's prosecution authority says, while FIFA says the search targets sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner.

  • World’s longest rail tunnel to open

    The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.

  • No 'Santina Slam' for Hingis and Sania

    Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza lose their cool as their hopes of holding all four grand slam titles are dashed following a 6-3 6-2 defeat by Czech duo Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open on Sunday.

  • Weasel halts most powerful machine on Earth

    The largest scientific experiment goes offline because of a foreign intruder, reports CNN.

  • 8-day-old conjoined twins successfully separated

    Eight-day-old twin girls who were joined at the liver and chest are successfully separated by doctors in Switzerland.

  • Moosa to disclose Swiss Bank details: ACC

    Controversial business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher has agreed to provide details of Swiss bank account to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) within a few days, an official said.

  • 2 most dangerous numbers in universe threaten end of physics

    A deeply disturbing and controversial line of thinking has emerged within the physics community. It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.

  • Fierce fighting in northern Yemen kills 75

    Fierce fighting and airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded northern Yemen, as the two main parties in the country's conflict continued to violate a ceasefire agreement and undermine already tenuous peace talks in Switzerland.

  • Five things that are wrong with Norway

    Is life in the world's nicest country all it's made out to be? Most of those surveyed, mainly Norwegians, said yes. But, for balance, here are some aspects of Norwegian life that don't tick everyone's boxes.

  • Pay with your wrist using Swatch

    Swedish fashion brand Swatch has partnered with Visa on a watch capable of making smartphone payments with the swipe of your wrist, reports US-based tech portal CNET.

  • 384ft tower to be first evergreen building

    Stefano Boeri is set to build a 117m-tall (384ft) apartment tower in Lausanne, Switzerland, that will be the first building in the world to be covered in evergreen trees

  • FIFA approves 5 presidential candidates, Platini pending

    FIFA approves five candidates to stand in February's vote to replace Sepp Blatter as president of world football's governing body, but Michel Platini has not yet made the list.

  • Mirza-Hingis win US Open doubles title

    Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza claimed their second straight Grand Slam title in the US Open women's doubles.

  • Milind Soman turns 'Ironman'

    Model-actor Milind Soman, who turns 50 in November this year, has won the Ironman title at a triathlon held in Zurich in Switzerland on July 19 in which over 2,000 participants this year included seven Indians reports The Indian Express.

  • Fifa corruption: Swiss extradite first official to US

    A Fifa official detained in a raid in Switzerland is extradited to the US, Swiss authorities say.

  • Roger Federer

    Federer eases into quarters

    Roger Federer kept his chances of an eighth title at Halle on track when he overpowered Latvian Ernests Gulbis 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to breeze into the quarterfinals.

  • Shayera’s Obituary: Brilliant, but all too brief

    The Daily Star pays a final tribute to Shayera Moula, a vibrant and intelligent young journalist who had been with the newspaper since the age of 15, passing away on May 29 at the age of 29. Rest in peace, Shayera.

  • Iran, powers close in on nuclear deal: officials

    Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's nuclear ambitions, officials said

  • 15 killed in Somalia hotel attack

    Fifteen people have been killed in a gun battle at Maka al-Mukarama hotel in Mogadishu of Somalia, including Somali ambassador to Switzerland