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  • Who cares if cuckoo clocks are not a Swiss invention?

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    Contrary to popular belief, cuckoo clocks did not originate in Switzerland. They were first made in Germans, who continue to dominate the market for high quality wooden clocks. (Julie Hunt, swissinfo.ch)
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    • Romeo and Juliet in the shadow of the Matterhorn - Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Against the magnificent backdrop of the Alps, an open-air version of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliette” is being performed this summer in Zermatt. The secret star of the performance is the Matterho...
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    • Famous Swiss artists at show run by volunteers - Duration: 119 seconds.

      • 2 days ago
      Volunteers have organised an exhibition featuring works by famous Swiss artists, which is expected to attract 30 thousand visitors. The works are on display in two school buildings in Trubschachen ...
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    • Domestic violence: more people seek help - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      Last year, victim support centres in Switzerland responded to over 35,000 calls from people living in fear of domestic violence, more than double the number of reported cases from 15 years ago. It’...
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    • A pop art revival in Aargau - Duration: 3 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      The pop art movement emerged in America in the 1960s and soon made its way to Switzerland. It stood for everything that was new.The Aargauer Kunstmuseum is now staging an exhibition of Swiss pop ar...
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    • A new habitat for sand martins - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      A gravel pit owner in canton Aargau has created a nesting place for sand martins, to try to boost the number of these endangered birds, and he's urging fellow pit owners to follow suite. (SRF/swiss...
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    • Where to start a company: Berlin or Zurich? - Duration: 3 minutes, 41 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      What are conditions generally like for start-ups in Switzerland? Swiss Public Television compares Zurich with the European start-up mecca, Berlin. (SRF, swissinfo.ch)
      swissinfo.ch is the intern...
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    • Switzerland vs France – the shopping basket price challenge - Duration: 49 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      Our snapshot comparison of a 14-item list of basic groceries has revealed a +€27.74 (CHF30.38) difference between Switzerland (COOP supermarket in Lausanne) and France (Carrefour supermarket in Fer...
    • A moving homage to Bruno Manser - Duration: 2 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      17 years ago, Bruno Manser, a Swiss campaigner for the rights of the Penan nomads of Sarawak, Malaysia, disappeared without a trace. A new film tells his story. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) 

      He had lived wi...
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    • Fighting poverty with a magazine - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      The aim of the Surprise magazine is to give a face and a voice to people marginalised by poverty. The publication is now celebrating its 400th edition. Swiss Public Television accompanied one of th...
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    • How plants communicate with each other - Duration: 2 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      How do plants speak to each other? Biologists at the universites of Neuchâtel and Lausanne are trying to find out. They are also studying how plants defend themselves against animals. It seems that...
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    • Fear of terror can trigger mass panic - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      It's festival season in Switzerland and organisers of big events are on high alert in case of terror attacks. (SRF/swissinfo.ch) Researchers in Zurich are warning that if audiences at major events...
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    • Wolves: welcome or worrying? - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      Every year, 4,000-6,000 Swiss sheep die after falling down mountains, becoming ill or being struck by lightning. In comparison, the number of sheep killed by wolves is small. Still, many are callin...
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    • To infinity and beyond - Duration: 3 minutes, 59 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Daredevil Swiss pilot Yves "Fusionman" Rossy shows off his birdman skills. His new book "Yves Rossy: homme volant" (flying man), recounts his flying exploits over the past ten years. Simon Bradley ...
    • Swiss "Jetman" flies over Grand Canyon - Duration: 105 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Full story and reports on Yves Rossy: http://www.swissinfo.ch/jetman
      Details about the flight, achieved one day later than planned and away from the media spotlight, were announced by Rossy's publi...
    • Cow doctors - Duration: 5 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      The operating theatre is not where you would expect to see a Swiss cow, but at the Clinic for Ruminants in Bern more than a few sick animals are undergoing treatment. (swissinfo)

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    • Wolf attack - Duration: 2 minutes, 50 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Wolves crossing into Switzerland from the south are thought to be responsible for two attacks on sheep flocks in canton Bern over the past few months, in which 14 animals have died. The wolf is an ...
    • iPhone vs Android - Duration: 111 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      swissinfo.ch released new apps for both Android and iPhone today, along with a short clip stating our neutrality on the subject... and a message of hope for world peace and more understanding among...
    • Yodel family Oesch - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      Yodelling has been experiencing a renaissance of sorts in Switzerland. Twenty-year-old Melanie Oesch grew up in a yodelling family, and she has become the star of the Oesch band. (SF/swissinfo)

    • Hornussen - the sport of Swiss farmers - Duration: 3 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 10 years ago
      Hornussen is a traditional team sport popular in the countryside of German-speaking Switzerland. swissinfo attended preparations for a match of the current champion "HG Wäseli" to get a better unde...
    • Swiss solar boat on a world-wide mission - Duration: 96 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      The largest solar boat in the world has set sail from Monaco at the start of a world tour aimed at promoting the use of sustainable energy. The 'Tûranor', a Swiss creation, is set to become the fir...
    • Rösti recipe - Duration: 3 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 9 years ago
      The goodness of potatoes: how to make real farmers' rösti.
      In Switzerland the basic food staple is the potato.

      swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (S...
    • A new way to protect sheep from wolves - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      The Swiss authorities are experimenting with a new way of protecting sheep flocks from wolves: llamas could be used in some cases to replace protection dogs, which are frightening hikers in remote ...
    • Stone houses and almost no electricity - Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Valle Bavona is surrounded by hydroelectric power plants, but in the 1950s its inhabitants rejected electricity. Keeping away from modernity has been a plus for the valley. Since it had no electric...
    • Seeking residences for super rich Russians - Duration: 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Nina and Manfred Grossniklaus are perfect partners when it comes to finding suitable houses for well heeled Russian clients. Former banker Nina, with her contacts in Ukraine, and successful Swiss p...
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