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.

Jet man flies

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about Swiss pilot and inventor Yves Rossy, who crossed the English Channel in a daring way today. He did it with a home-made jet-propelled wing strapped to his back.

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

Letter to hooligans

The European Soccer Championships gets under way this weekend in Austria and Switzerland. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details on a Swiss plan to head off any potential bad behavior at the games. Swiss police have sent a letter to about 300 known "hooligans," warning them to behave.

Global Politics

Low Cost IVF

IVF is now a common method of aiding conception � but it's expensive. There are efforts to make the treatments more accessible to the poorest regions of the world. Lisa Mullins talks with Dr. Ian Cooke of the Low Cost IVF Foundation.