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Snake on a train forces mass evacuation in Switzerland

A small snake that slithered its way onto a Swiss passenger train caused chaos Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of all 450 passengers as police hunted for the reptile. Passengers boarding an early morning train from Bern to the northern city of Basel spotted the non-venomous 50-centimetre (19.5-inch), black garter snake…

Swiss police raid home of a ‘healer’ who injected 16 with HIV-tainted blood

Swiss police on Friday stormed the Bern home of a self-proclaimed healer who failed to turn up for his trial on charges of injecting 16 people with HIV-tainted blood. Bern police arrested the unnamed 54-year-old man and a woman in the raid, they said in a statement, without providing further…

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