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More than 100 police are hunting a man who lives in the woods over a chainsaw attack on a health insurance firm in Switzerland

More than 100 Swiss police officers are hunting an alleged chainsaw attacker who injured five people at the offices of a health insurance company on Monday morning.

Officials in Schaffhausen, a mid-sized town near the German border, are searching for Franz Wrousis, a 51-year-old whom they described as an aggressive man who mainly lives in the woods.

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Professor is jailed for six years for using Emory University Wi-Fi to download 8,000 images of child porn

  • Kevin M Sullivan, 61, of Atlanta has also been fined $15,000 for his actions
  • He was using his personal laptop on the college’s internet system for access
  • The banned photographs were being hosted on an illegal site in Switzerland
  • Agents were tipped off by Swiss authorities who moved in to shut down the site

A professor has been jailed for six years for using the Emory University Wi-Fi download 8,000 images of child porn.

Kevin M Sullivan of Atlanta tried to cover his tracks by using his personal computer on the college’s internet system.

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Monaco $400 Million Penthouse Secrecy Booms: Real Estate

Monaco, the tax haven on the French Riviera, is experiencing a luxury-housing boom that includes the world’s most expensive penthouse as developers prepare for an influx of millionaires and billionaires escaping higher taxes or a loss of banking privacy.

A “flow” of new residents is emigrating from Switzerland, where financial-secrecy laws are crumbling, said Jean Claude Caputo, managing director of brokerSavills Plc’s French Riviera unit. They’re drawn by the principality’s “security, sophistication and climate,” he said — as well as for financial reasons. The Swiss government signed an accord in May to automatically share bank data across borders.

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Almost 2,000 avalanche deaths in Switzerland since 1936

While the number of victims of avalanches in controlled areas has declined significantly over the past 80 years, that in open areas has stayed roughly the same even though more people are now venturing off-piste, says the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF).

Nearly 2,000 people have lost their lives in almost 1,000 avalanches in the Swiss Alps and the Jura region since 1936, the Davos-based institute said on Tuesday.

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FRANZ BECKENBAUER INVESTIGATED OVER WORLD CUP CORRUPTION

The Swiss Attorney General is looking into embezzlement and money laundering.

Former German goalkeeper Franz Beckenbauer is being investigated by the Swiss Attorney General on suspicion of embezzlement and money laundering, according to reports.

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Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Wood

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we’ve rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: wood. Check out the projects after the break…

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Switzerland, the land of mountain railways

The Niesenbahn funicular, canton Bern; the Kleinseilbahn in Engelbergertal, canton Obwalden
The Niesenbahn funicular, canton Bern; the Kleinseilbahn in Engelbergertal, canton Obwalden

They transport visitors to the Jungfraujoch (the “Top of Europe”), to the Gornergrat ridge and its view of the Matterhorn, and from the River Aare in Bern up to the parliament building.

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