Around the world in a solar boat

In autumn 2010, the Swiss solar boat “PlanetSolar” embarked on a world tour. The 19-month adventure took the catamaran across the United States, the Panama Canal, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Persian Gulf. On May 4, PlanetSolar reached Monaco, accomplishing its record-braking mission.
(By courtesy of PlanetSolar)
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“Help! I’ve broken my hip in Paris!” – swissinfo

Back in 1960 the Swiss Air Rescue Service (Rega) began repatriating Swiss citizens who were injured or fell ill while abroad. Today the organisation has its own jets and carries out several hundred repatriation flights every year. (SF/
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Spectacular video: ‘Jetman’ soars over Rio de Janeiro skyline

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Fight over Gruyère cheese label spreads to US – swissinfo

Emmi, the largest Swiss dairy, is expanding its cheese production in the United States with a big new Gruyère cheese factory. Faced with opposition from Swiss cheesemakers, Emmi is now rethinking the name of its US product. (RTS/swissinfo.c)
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War-scarred Bosnian makes new life in Bern – swissinfo

This is the story of a Bosnian Muslim woman who fought on the frontline during the Bosnian war, and later fled to Switzerland. In 1995, Zuhra Hodzic found herself at the centre of the massacre of Srebrenica.
(Julie Hunt,
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How a poor country became rich – swissinfo

Switzerland was once a poor country. Only at the end of the 19th century things did begin to change after an economic boom. Then it took just 130 years for the Swiss population to grow from three to eight million.
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Watery tourism – swissinfo

Branding 2012 as the “Year of Water”, Switzerland Tourism is promoting the H2O theme in all its forms. It’s part of efforts to find new ways of helping the industry overcome the effects of the strong franc. (SF/
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