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Night of terror: Several killed in terror attacks in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland

several killed in terror attacks in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland

Night of terror has left several people dead and many wounded in fatal attacks by apparent terrorists. The attacks occurred on Sunday and Monday in Germany, Turkey, Jordan and Switzerland. At least 12 people were killed and dozens were injured, several critically, when the truck crashed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin tonight. Russia’s ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was ... Read More »

World’s longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is the world’s longest train tunnel running at 57 km long under the Alps. It took 17 years to build and replaces Japan’s 53.9km Seikan tunnel The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened in Switzerland on Wednesday, nearly seven decades after it was first proposed and 17 years after construction ... Read More »

Denmark ranks world’s happiest country for the third time

Denmark ranks world happiest country for the third time

Denmark has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country, while Burundi ranks as the least happy nation, according to the fourth World Happiness Report.  The report, prepared by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, showed Syria, Afghanistan and eight sub-Saharan countries as the 10 least happy places on earth to live. Denmark topped the list in ... Read More »

Finland, Norway, Sweden among world’s most literate nations

Finland ranked world's most literate nation

Finland, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, US, Germany are among the most literate country in the world, according to a new study. The Nordic countries dominated the list of Most literate nations, with Finland in first place and Norway in second, and Iceland, Denmark and Sweden rounding out the top five. The World’s Most Literate Nations study, conducted by John W. Miller, ... Read More »

Driverless buses will soon hit the road in Switzerland

Driverless post buses will soon be operating in the canton of Valais after a collaboration between PostBus and a Swiss startup founded by recent graduates from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne. The Swiss city of Sion will begin a two-year trial of two autonomous buses beginning in spring 2016. The electric-powered vehicles will be able to carry nine ... Read More »

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