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Woman dies after Swiss train attack

Workers clean the platform after the attack Credit: Reuters

A 34-year-old woman has died and two girls are in a serious condition a day after being attacked on a Swiss train by a man armed with a knife and flammable fluid, police said.

The suspected attacker also died of his injuries, police said.

The girls, aged 6 and 17-years-old are in serious condition.

Five people were stabbed or burned during the attack by a 27-year-old Swiss man on the train nearing the Salez station on a trip between Buchs and Sennwald in St Gallen.

"The motive remains unclear," police said in a statement. "There is currently none that can be found."

Seven people injured in attack on Swiss train

Workers clean up a platform after a suspect launched an attack in St Gallen. Credit: Reuters

Seven people have suffered burn and knife wounds in an attack on a Swiss train, according to St Gallen police.

The suspected attacker, described as a 27-year-old Swiss man, reportedly set fire to a train in northeastern Switzerland after igniting a flammable liquid.

He then attacked passengers with a knife. A six-year-old child was among the injured, along with three women and two men.

A police spokesman said the possibility of a crime of passion is not being excluded, but ruled out terrorism as "very, very far-fetched".

The suspect was taken to hospital and a major police operation is underway.


France and Switzerland through, Albania face wait

Sadiku scored Albania's goal in their 1-0 win over Romania Credit: PA

Albania beat Romania 1-0 to take third place in Group A, but face a wait to see if their tally of three points—and minus two goal difference—is enough to progress to the knock-outs. Switzerland and France drew 0-0 in the other game to seal their own progression, with the hosts taking top spot.

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Swiss reject universal basic income in referendum

Voters in Switzerland have rejected a proposal to introduce a guaranteed basic income for all citizens, with around 78% voting against, projections by the GFS polling group for Swiss broadcaster SRF showed.

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Supporters had said introducing a monthly income of 2,500 Swiss francs (£1,755) per adult and 625 francs per child under 18 would promote human dignity and public service at a time of increasing automation.

Opponents, including the government, said it would cost too much and weaken the economy.


Swiss voters reject 'foreign criminal deportation' plan

Swiss voters rejected a proposal to automatically deport foreign criminals Credit: Reuters

Swiss voters have rejected a right-wing proposal for the automatic deportation of foreign law-breakers, a defeat for the country's dominant anti-immigration Swiss People's Party (SVP).

The SVP proposal was to expel foreign residents guilty of anything from murder to speeding, but it was voted down in a referendum on Sunday.

Activists and business leaders said it would violate human rights and complicate relations with Switzerland's main trading partner, the EU, which is already unhappy with a 2014 vote that backed quotas on EU workers.

The final tally showed 58.9% of voters opposed automatic deportations, with a turnout of more than 62%.

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