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An Aussie crowd on the slopes as Davos talkfest nears

An Aussie crowd on the slopes as Davos talkfest nears

No less than three Morrison government ministers head off to Switzerland as the election season kicks off, leaving a fourth Liberal, Julie Bishop, behind.

  • by Kylar Loussikian & Samantha Hutchinson

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'I'm gonna die': US tourist posts video of terrifying Swiss hang gliding incident
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'I'm gonna die': US tourist posts video of terrifying Swiss hang gliding incident

An American tourist had to cling for his life to a hang glider in the Swiss Alps after the pilot forgot to attach his harness.

Swiss reject plan to entice herders not to cut off cow and goat horns
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Swiss reject plan to entice herders not to cut off cow and goat horns

Critics, led by Armin Capaul, say dehorning the animals - with a red-hot iron - causes pain and they want farmers to get a subsidy for letting the horns grow.

'Physics was invented by men': CERN suspends scientist after talk
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'Physics was invented by men': CERN suspends scientist after talk

Speaking at a seminar on "High Energy Theory and Gender" on Friday, Alessandro Strumia said physics was “invented and built by men, it’s not by invitation”.

Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss shipping vessel in Nigerian waters, ship operator

Pirates kidnap 12 crew members from Swiss shipping vessel in Nigerian waters, ship operator

Pirates kidnapped 12 crew members from a Swiss merchant vessel on Saturday in Nigerian waters as it travelled between the west African country's commercial capital Lagos and the city of Port Harcourt, the ship's operator said in a statement.

Swiss village votes for free money. Now it just needs the cash.

Swiss village votes for free money. Now it just needs the cash.

A Swiss village has decided to go ahead with an experiment on basic income, with a payout of 2500 francs ($3600) per month. The next step is to raise the money.

  • by Catherine Bosley
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Australian scientist David Goodall dies after lethal injection
Philip Nitschke

Australian scientist David Goodall dies after lethal injection

Voluntary euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke said he "died peacefully" at 12.30pm in Basel, Switzerland. 

  • by Latika Bourke & Jenny Noyes
Swiss doctors to assess Perth's David Goodall before voluntary euthanasia procedure
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Swiss doctors to assess Perth's David Goodall before voluntary euthanasia procedure

Exit International founder doctor Philip Nitschke said Professor Goodall attempted suicide about two months ago after suffering a fall.

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