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Houseplant of the week: monkey leaf or Swiss cheese plant

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Why will I love it?Monstera adansonii is cute and full of character. The heart-shaped leaves look like Matisse has been using them to create his cutouts – it’s easy to see where one of its common names, Swiss cheese p...

Italy go into World Cup play-offs after Northern Ireland draw as Swiss qualify

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Italy must go into the World Cup qualifying play-offs after being held to a goalless draw by a brilliant Northern Ireland side at Windsor Park. In the best performance of the Ian Baraclough era, Northern Ireland frust...

Granit Xhaka decided against vaccine before positive Covid test, says Swiss FA

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Granit Xhaka declined to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the Swiss football federation’s head of communications has said, after it emerged that the midfielder had tested positive for coronavirus. Xhaka’s positive test...

Swiss researchers calculate pi to new record of 62.8tn figures

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Swiss researchers have calculated the mathematical constant pi to a new world-record level of exactitude, hitting 62.8tn figures using a supercomputer. “The calculation took 108 days and nine hours,” the Graubuenden U...

Biden set to meet Putin in 18th-century Swiss villa for first summit

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Joe Biden and the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, are set to hold their 16 June summit in an 18th-century Swiss villa overlooking Lake Geneva, a soothing setting for what promise to be heated talks. The US presiden...

Breel Embolo: the rebellious Swiss striker with a charitable cause

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This article is part of the Guardian’s Euro 2020 Experts’ Network, a cooperation between some of the best media organisations from the 24 countries who qualified. theguardian.com is running previews from two countries...

Swiss diplomat in Iran found dead after fall from high-rise

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A senior diplomat at the Swiss embassy in Tehran has been found dead after falling from a high-rise building where she lived in the north of the city, a spokesman for emergency services was quoted as saying by Iranian...

Swiss army to begin issuing female recruits with women’s underwear

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The Swiss armed forces is taking a big step to recruit more women – by no longer making female recruits wear men’s underwear. At present, all recruits are issued with “loose-fitting men’s underwear, often in larger si...

Morning mail: women demand change, Labor’s pay gap pledge, Swiss burqa ban

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Good morning. It’s 8 March, and this is Imogen Dewey with the latest from an embattled federal parliament, as Australia asks what’s next in the fight for equality. International Women’s Day has landed after a traumati...