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Norway sends first convicts to Dutch 'luxury' prison

Oslo - Norway on Tuesday sent a group of convicts to a jail in the Netherlands for the first time because its own prisons are filled to the brim.

Syrians take long way round by biking to new life in Arctic

Oslo - A group of intrepid Syrian migrants have found a new, albeit long, way into Europe -- through Russia and into Norway's Arctic, some of them cycling across the border.

Europa League Draw: Long trips for Liverpool and Tottenham

Both Liverpool and Tottenham will need at least one long excursion on a Thursday night, as the Premier League sides face long-haul opposition from Russia and Azerbaijan respectively.

Empty chair for Snowden prize ceremony

Oslo - Edward Snowden will be represented by an empty chair next week when he is honoured with a freedom of expression prize in Norway, as he fears extradition to the US, organisers said Friday.

Death of Nobel committee head who honoured Mandela

Oslo - The former head of the Norwegian Nobel Committee which awards the Peace Prize each year, historian Francis Sejersted, has died aged 79 following a long illness, his family said Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Obama’s bold carbon plan is in fact, a work of fiction

President Obama’s plan to reduce CO2 power plant emissions by 32 percent, in fact, only cuts emissions by 16 percent, and cuts total emissions by 7 percent.

Pilot and crew pulled off Oslo plane after failing breath test

Oslo - The Latvian pilot of an airBaltic flight and three crew members were pulled off the Greece-bound plane in Oslo early Saturday after failing a breathalyser test before take-off, Norwegian police said.

Norwegian youths reclaim Utoya, four years after massacre

Oslo - Four years after Anders Behring Breivik shot dead 69 people on Utoya island in Norway, about 1,000 Labour Party youths gathered Friday for the first summer camp to be held there since the massacre.

Norway massacre survivor determined to reclaim Utoya island

Oslo - The day of the massacre, he saved the life of a woman riddled by bullets, but lost two close friends. Now this young activist is determined to reclaim Utoya, the idyllic island Anders Behring Breivik turned into a nightmare.

Scientist: Polar bear holds breath for 3 minutes, shatters record

A Canadian researcher recently witnessed a polar bear holding his breath for a record-breaking three minutes off of Norway's Svalbard Islands. While this is amazing, it's nothing to be happy about.

Four years after carnage, Utoya comes back to life

Oslo - Four years after Anders Behring Breivik's bloody rampage, the Norwegian island of Utoya will return to life this weekend as it hosts its first Labour youth camp since the carnage.

Someone has been pooping at a Norwegian golf course for 10 Years

Stavanger - Apparently there is someone who has been using the holes at a Norwegian golf course as their own toilet. They have been doing it for many years too.

Turkey 'has not asked' for NATO military help

Oslo - Turkey has not asked for substantial military help from NATO in its campaign against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants, the alliance's chief said ahead of a emergency meeting to discuss the fighting.

Majority of Breivik victims' parents 'too traumatised to work'

Oslo - Over half the parents of the victims of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik remain too traumatised to return to full-time work, a study showed Wednesday as Norway marked the fourth anniversary of the attacks.

Norway opens Breivik massacre exhibition on anniversary

Oslo - Four years after the attacks by Anders Behring Breivik, Norway on Wednesday opened an exhibition dedicated to the tragedy that some fear could become a "hall of fame" for the mass murderer.

Mass murderer Breivik to study for degree behind bars

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been admitted to a political science course, the University of Oslo said Friday, but his imprisonment means he is unlikely to earn a degree.

Breivik items in exhibition to commemorate attacks

Oslo - Items belonging to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, including his fake ID and the remains of a car bomb, will go on display in Oslo next week to commemorate the 2011 attacks.

Cut '8 days of military spending' for universal education: Malala

Oslo - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday urged world leaders to cut "eight days of military spending" to give all children access to 12 years of free education.

City in Norway building highway for bees

Oslo - Oslo, the capital of Norway, is in the process of creating what is known as a "bee highway," which will provide them with a safe route through the city.

Nobel centre severs ties with scandal-hit FIFA

Oslo - The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo announced Monday that it will end its partnership with football's world governing body FIFA, which has been engulfed by an unprecedented corruption scandal.
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