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A view over the Limmat river in central Zurich

Don't rule out a nice slice of super-safe Switzerland

Buy a home there and enjoy a 1 per cent mortgage, the world's best quality of life, and an ultra-safe economy

Stretch your boundaries

Lisa Young takes a broad sweep across Utah's backcountry

Grizzly Bear, Brixton Academy, London

It is Grizzly Bear vocalist Ed Droste's birthday, and the crowd break into a haphazard round of 'Happy Birthday'. This should please the Brooklyn four-piece - they publicly moaned that an audience in Newcastle was too quiet last week.

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Giant avalanches on an icy moon of Saturn may provide clues about devastating landslides on Earth, say scientists.

Candles are lit for the nine killed on Mont Blanc

Service held for nine killed in avalanche

Three British climbers among those mourned after last week's disaster in the French Alps

Survivors say avalanche hit 'without sound, just a gust'

Two friends from same Yorkshire village killed in alpine disaster that no one had predicted

Tributes paid to Alps avalanche victim Roger Payne

The mountaineering world has led tributes to one of the UK's most respected climbers after he was killed alongside two other Britons in a devastating avalanche.

A rescue helicopter patrols above the avalanche site on Mont Maudit

Three Britons killed by avalanche on 'cursed peak'

Nine climbers - including three Britons - have been killed after an avalanche hit the Mont Blanc range in the French Alps

Preparation and experience key to avoiding avalanches

Avalanches are a hazard of mountaineering, whatever the time of year.

The most deadly avalanches in history

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