Switzerland

Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Basel, Switzerland. The city was home to Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, who died yesterday. The World's David Leveille reports that Hofmann's discovery of LSD remains controversial.

Conflict & Justice

Former Swiss prisoners seek justice

In Switzerland, thousands of victims of a policy known as 'administrative detention' are demanding an investigation and compensation for being imprisoned without committing any crime. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the story from the BBC's Imogene Foulkes.

Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.