A sex drive-in will be officially opened in Zurich today, in a bid to make prostitution safer for both sex workers and customers.
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi fell ill at a press conference in Switzerland. She had complained of being tired.
A nation grieves for the 28 victims of the coach crash in Switzerland as a military aircraft has carried the bodies home.
As a new world record is set for the highest price paid for a single diamond, the super rich appear to be on a high art spending spree.
Tonight's auction follows another record-breaking sale yesterday when a Francis Bacon triptych sold for £89 million - the priciest work of art ever sold at auction.
ITV News' Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg reports:
The identity of the person who bought the Pink Star diamond for a world record £46m at auction in Geneva remains a mystery tonight.
But auctioneers have revealed there was a fierce bidding war in the final moments between an in-room bidder and a competitor on a telephone.
The bidding in Geneva was conducted in Swiss francs, starting at 48 million (£33m) and working its way upwards million-by-million.
There was a long silence as the price reached 67 million Swiss francs, before the in-room bidder came back with the winning 68 million (£46m).
The winning bidder declined to identify himself but did say that he had been representing another individual, whose name and location he also refused to reveal.
After the hammer came down the auction room erupted into applause, as the theme tune from the "Pink Panther" was jokingly played.
The Pink Star diamond has sold at an auction in Geneva for 68m Swiss francs (£46m) - a new world record.
The gem is a 59.6-carat internally flawless fancy vivid pink diamond.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was poisoned to death in 2004 with radioactive polonium, his widow Suha said after receiving the results of Swiss forensic tests on her husband's corpse.
A team of experts, including from Lausanne University Hospital's Institute of Radiation Physics, opened Arafat's grave in the West Bank city of Ramallah last November, and took samples from his body to seek evidence of alleged poisoning.
Oprah Winfrey said she was sorry a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland. Speaking at a film premier she said:
I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland.
I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there.
It's not an indictment against the country or even that store. It was just one person who didn't want to offer me the opportunity to see the bag.
So no apologies necessary from the country of Switzerland. If somebody makes a mistake in the United States do we apologize in front of the whole country? No!
The luxury shop Trois Pommes has denied discriminating against Oprah Winfrey, who asked to look at a "Jennifer" purse, designed by Tom Ford and named for actress Jennifer Anison.
The owner put the incident down to a language barrier. "This is an absolute classic misunderstanding," shop owner Trudie Goetz told Reuters.
The sales assistant wanted to show Winfrey that the purse was also available in other materials, which may have given the TV host the impression the shop didn't want to sell her the purse, Goetz said.
"Of course that's not the case. Who wouldn't want to sell a purse for 35,000 francs?" Goetz said.
Switzerland's national tourism office has apologised to Oprah Winfrey after the chat show queen claimed she faced an act of racism in the country.
Winfrey, one of the world's richest women, said a shop assistant at an upmarket boutique in Zurich refused to show her a handbag because it was "too expensive."
A spokeswoman for the Swiss tourism office told the Associated Press, "We are very sorry for what happened to her."
An apology was also posted on Twitter saying, "This person acted terribly wrong."
US talk show host Oprah Winfrey has revealed that a shop attendant refused to serve her during a recent trip to Switzerland in what she has said was an act of racism.
She says she was shopping in an upmarket handbag boutique in Zurich last month when she was told that a bag on display was "too expensive" for her, before being shown cheaper ones.
The billionaire says she walked out of the shop calmly, but that the incident shows that racism "still exists".
Switzerland, where the Oprah Winfrey Show is not broadcast, has previously attracted criticism over its policies on mosques and asylum-seekers.
The body of a driver who was trapped in the wreckage of a train collision in western Switzerland has been recovered, local police told Swiss news agency 20min.ch.
The Canton Vaud police have ordered an autopsy.