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Switzerland: 2 foreigners killed in Alps avalanche   Police in Valais canton (state) say the avalanche hit a group of four men near La Tzoumaz in southwestern Switzerland on Saturday afternoon Swiss planes collide at Dittingen airshow   At least one person has been killed after two small planes collided in mid-air during an airshow in northern Switzerland, police say Major rail route blocked by landslide following rain   The line between the capital of Bern and the city of Fribourg, part of the country's main Zurich-Geneva rail route, was shut down Sunday aft... 4 dead after avalanche hits group of skiers   Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted' due to joint pains   Geneva: The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and ... Deadly mudslides engulf homes in Switzerland and Italy   At least four people have been killed in landslides in southern Switzerland and northern Italy following days of torrential rain   WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
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B. 2017-12-27 Swiss cruise ship collides with motorway bridge in Germany Duisburg, Ruhr
2016-02-01 'World's best chef' Benoit Violier dies aged 44 Crissier, Switzerland
3. 2016-01-16 Switzerland: 2 foreigners killed in Alps avalanche La Tzoumaz, Valais, Switzerland
E. 2015-08-23 Swiss planes collide at Dittingen airshow Dittingen, Switzerland
F. 2015-05-03 Major rail route blocked by landslide following rain Fribourg, Switzerland
6. 2015-01-31 4 dead after avalanche hits group of skiers Graubuenden, Switzerland
H. 2014-12-11 Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted' due to joint pains
I. 2014-11-16 Deadly mudslides engulf homes in Switzerland and Italy Lugano, Switzerland

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Everest preparation claims 'Swiss Machine' climber    Nepal: The Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed preparing to climb Mount Everest, Nepal's tourist office says 'World's best chef' Benoit Violier dies aged 44 Map of Crissier Switzerland
Swiss cruise ship collides with motorway bridge in Germany Map of Duisburg Germany


year 2017 Top ^

Dec.27
  Ruhr: At least 25 people have been injured after a Swiss cruise ship carrying 129 passengers crashed into a motorway bridge in Germany
Apr.30


year 2016 Top ^

Feb.1  
  Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, has been found dead at his home

Jan.16  


year 2015 Top ^

Aug.23
May.3
Jan.31


year 2014 Top ^

Dec.11  
Nov.16  
Oct.22
  Geneva: The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks to discuss the Ebola epidemic
Oct.4 American base jumper dies in Swiss Alps Aug.24 2 small planes collide over northeastern Switzerland   The aircraft both were able to make emergency landings after the collision Sunday afternoon one in a field and the other at an airfield Aug.13 6 injured in train derailment in Swiss Alps Map of Tiefencastel Switzerland  A landslide caused a passenger train to partially derai. The train was headed from St. Mortiz to Chur in eastern Switzerland

year 2013 Top ^

Aug.15 London 2012 parachutist Mark Sutton killed
Jul.30 Train driver's body found after crash in Switzerland Jul.29 Swiss train crash: Dozens hurt in Granges-pres-Marnand Jul.27 3 Swiss found dead with wreckage of plane in Kenya Jun.2 Central Europe on alert for flooding. Czech Republic Feb.21 Switzerland's only wild bear is killed as a danger to humans Jan.10 Train collision in Swiss town injures 17

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Mar.13   Switzerland coach crash kills 28
Map of Valais Switzerland  22 children have been killed. Another 24 children were injured in the accident in the canton of Valais. The children from the Belgian villages

year 2011 Top ^

Feb.10 Twins' father 'surfed gun sites'


year 2009 Top ^

Apr.29     WHO raises pandemic alert
  Geneva: The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert to 5, its second-highest level, warning of widespread human infection from the outbreak
 The level five means human-to-human transmission in at least two countries and is one short of a full-blown global epidemic


year 2005 Top ^

Nov.9   $1bn sought in world bird flu fight  The World Bank: up to $1 billion would be needed over the next 3 years to tackle the spread of the deadly virus Nov.7   WHO: Human flu pandemic inevitable  The suffering will be 'incalculable' unless the world is ready Aug.24   Floods cause havoc across Europe
   Romania: Torrential rains across central and eastern Europe are killing up to 34 people, 25 in Romania alone, 11 in Switzerland
Apr.17 Coach plunges into ravine, 12 died  Dozens of rescuers are using ropes to try to reach those trapped inside the bus

year 2004 Top ^

Jan.4 Swiss banned Red Sea crash firm  The Egyptian Flash Airlines from flying to Switzerland because of safety concerns

year 2003 Top ^

May.8     WHO: SARS death rate higher
  SARS is killing about 15% of people who catch the flu-type disease Apr.5     WHO: SARS cases over 2,400
  2,416 cases and 89 deaths have been reported from 18 countries

year 2002 Top ^

Jul.3   Anti-crash system switched off  A system was switched off when planes crashed over Germany. Only one Swiss air traffic controller was on duty

year 2001 Top ^

Nov.24   Plane crashes at Zurich
  A Crossair flight from Berlin was carrying about 30 people. 24 died Oct.24 Tunnel inferno after head-on crash
  2 lorries have crashed inside the road tunnel from Switzerland to Italy, starting a blaze which has killed 10 people May.19 Trapped cavers reach surface
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Tunnel inferno after head-on crash  2 lorries have crashed inside the road tunnel from Switzerland to Italy, starting a blaze which has killed 10 people Central Europe on alert for flooding. Czech Republic Floods cause havoc across Europe




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   Romania: Torrential rains across central and eastern Europe are killing up to 34 people, 25 in Romania alone, 11 in Switzerland




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2013 Feb.21 Switzerland's only wild bear is killed as a danger to humans




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2015 Aug.23 Swiss planes collide at Dittingen airshow   At least one person has been killed after two small planes collided in mid-air during an airshow in northern Switzerland, police say 2014 Aug.24 2 small planes collide over northeastern Switzerland   The aircraft both were able to make emergency landings after the collision Sunday afternoon one in a field and the other at an airfield 2013 Aug.15 London 2012 parachutist Mark Sutton killed
Jul.27 3 Swiss found dead with wreckage of plane in Kenya 2004 Jan.4 Swiss banned Red Sea crash firm  The Egyptian Flash Airlines from flying to Switzerland because of safety concerns 2002 Jul.3 Anti-crash system switched off  A system was switched off when planes crashed over Germany. Only one Swiss air traffic controller was on duty 2001 Nov.24 Plane crashes at Zurich
  A Crossair flight from Berlin was carrying about 30 people. 24 died



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2016 Jan.16 Switzerland: 2 foreigners killed in Alps avalanche   Police in Valais canton (state) say the avalanche hit a group of four men near La Tzoumaz in southwestern Switzerland on Saturday afternoon 2015 Jan.31 4 dead after avalanche hits group of skiers




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2016 Feb.1 'World's best chef' Benoit Violier dies aged 44
Map of Crissier Switzerland
  Chef Benoit Violier, whose Swiss restaurant was named the best in the world in December, has been found dead at his home
2011 Feb.10 Twins' father 'surfed gun sites'



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2012 Mar.13 Switzerland coach crash kills 28 Map of Valais Switzerland  22 children have been killed. Another 24 children were injured in the accident in the canton of Valais. The children from the Belgian villages 2005 Apr.17 Coach plunges into ravine, 12 died  Dozens of rescuers are using ropes to try to reach those trapped inside the bus



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2014 Aug.13 6 injured in train derailment in Swiss Alps Map of Tiefencastel Switzerland  A landslide caused a passenger train to partially derai. The train was headed from St. Mortiz to Chur in eastern Switzerland 2013 Jul.30 Train driver's body found after crash in Switzerland Jul.29 Swiss train crash: Dozens hurt in Granges-pres-Marnand Jan.10 Train collision in Swiss town injures 17



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2001 May.19 Trapped cavers reach surface
. France



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2014 Dec.11   Ebola vaccine trial 'interrupted' due to joint pains   Geneva: The clinical trial of an Ebola vaccine in Switzerland has been interrupted after some patients complained of joint pains in their hands and ... Oct.22   WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
  Geneva: The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks to discuss the Ebola epidemic
2009 Apr.29   WHO raises pandemic alert
  Geneva: The World Health Organization raised its pandemic alert to 5, its second-highest level, warning of widespread human infection from the outbreak
 The level five means human-to-human transmission in at least two countries and is one short of a full-blown global epidemic
2005 Nov.9   $1bn sought in world bird flu fight  The World Bank: up to $1 billion would be needed over the next 3 years to tackle the spread of the deadly virus Nov.7 WHO: Human flu pandemic inevitable  The suffering will be 'incalculable' unless the world is ready 2003 May.8   WHO: SARS death rate higher  SARS is killing about 15% of people who catch the flu-type disease Apr.5   WHO: SARS cases over 2,400  2,416 cases and 89 deaths have been reported from 18 countries



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2017 Dec.27 Swiss cruise ship collides with motorway bridge in Germany
Map of Duisburg Germany
  Ruhr: At least 25 people have been injured after a Swiss cruise ship carrying 129 passengers crashed into a motorway bridge in Germany




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2015 May.3 Major rail route blocked by landslide following rain   The line between the capital of Bern and the city of Fribourg, part of the country's main Zurich-Geneva rail route, was shut down Sunday aft... 2014 Nov.16 Deadly mudslides engulf homes in Switzerland and Italy   At least four people have been killed in landslides in southern Switzerland and northern Italy following days of torrential rain