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Norway Shooting: 42-year-old man arrested with terrorism charges after deadly Oslo attack

A 42-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts after a shooting in the centre of Norway’s capital, Oslo. Two people were killed and 21 injured in the overnight attack on a busy nightlife district. There was gunfire at about 01:00 local time on Saturday, in three locations including […]

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US military plane crashes in Norway during NATO exercise, 4 killed

A US military plane has crashed in northern Norway, killing all four passengers on board. The aircraft, which belonged to the US Marine Corps, was taking part in a Nato exercise when it came down on Friday. It crashed in a remote region of Norway, south of the town of Bodo, and helicopters were unable […]

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Russian oligarch’s superyacht stuck in Norway because no one in the port will sell it fuel

A Russian-owned superyacht can’t leave a dock in Norway not because of sanctions, but because no one in the port will sell it fuel. The Ragnar is owned by Russian oligarch Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, a former KGB agent who has long been linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We find the discrimination against us, extremely unjust,” […]

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Commercial whaling in Iceland could be banned within two years

Commercial whaling in Iceland could be banned within two years, after a government minister said there was little justification for the practice. The northern European country, an island in the North Atlantic, is one of few places to allow whale hunting. But demand for the mammals’ meat has decreased dramatically since Japan resumed commercial whaling […]

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Norway blows up hydro dam to restore river health and free migratory routes for fish

Norway blew up a hydro dam to restore river health and free migratory routes for fish. The 1916 built seven-metre high dam in the small town of Fåvang, in Innlandet, east Norway, has not been in use for more than 50 years. The Tromsa River is a tributary of the Lågen River, which feeds into […]

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International Handball Federation changes ‘sexist’ uniform rules after bikini row

The International Handball Federation (IHF) has changed its uniform rules after it was criticised for requiring female beach players to wear bikinis. The governing authority had been under pressure since a row over its dress code erupted at the European championships in July. Norway’s female team were fined €1,500 after their players wore shorts instead […]

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Norway: Man armed with bow and arrow in Kongsberg kills at least five people

A man armed with a bow and arrow killed five people and wounded two others in a series of attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said. The suspect was in custody, police added. “The man used a bow and arrow … for some of the attacks,” police chief Oeyvind Aas […]

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Norway’s opposition Labour party defeats ruling conservative government in general election

The opposition Labour party has won Norway’s general election, bringing an end to eight years of conservative government under Erna Solberg. The prime minister has conceded victory after Monday’s election, paving the way for a centre-left coalition. “We did it,” said Labour leader Jonas Gahr Stoere, who will now try to form a government. The […]

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WATCH: Norway hunts for meteor that blazed through the night sky

Norwegians were left awestruck by a bright meteor that illuminated the night sky in the country’s south-east. Footage shows powerful flashes of light over Norway, followed by what witnesses described as loud bangs on Sunday. Norwegian police say they received a flurry of emergency calls but there were no reports of injuries or damage. A […]

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Whaling Industry: Japan, Norway and Iceland compete to lead $31 million market

Thousands of whales are murdered each year for their blubber, meat and ambergris even though commercial whaling is banned worldwide. Whaling is the process of hunting down whales. Thousands of whales are murdered each year for their blubber, meat and ambergris even though commercial whaling for profits is banned by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) […]

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Sand injury forces Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland to withdraw from US Open

Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland withdrew from the US Open on Friday after getting sand in his eye. The freak injury occurred ahead of the second round of the tournament. Hovland withdrew midway through his round as his vision started to deteriorate. “Hit a bunker shot in my warm up today and caught some sand in […]

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Body of missing 15-month-old Kurdish refugee who died in the English Channel found in Norway

Norway police found a body on the country’s coast earlier this year is that of a missing 15-month-old who died in the English Channel. The child, named Artin, died along with four family members when the boat they were travelling in sank in October. The Kurdish-Iranian family had been attempting to reach the UK from […]