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Sweden truck attack death toll rises to five

Stockholm - The death toll from the Stockholm truck attack rose to five on Friday after a 60-year-old Swedish woman succumbed to her injuries, police said.

Sweden cracks down on illegal workers after truck attack

Stockholm - Sweden on Thursday announced tougher measures against illegal immigration, weeks after the main suspect behind the deadly Stockholm attack was identified as an Uzbek who had ignored a deportation order.

World's oldest fungus discovered

Fungi, or microorganisms resembling fungi, date back over 2.4 billion years according to new fossil evidence. Samples have been discovered from rocks that were once underneath the sea floor.

Sweden releases second Stockholm attack suspect

Stockholm - Sweden on Tuesday released a second suspect held over the deadly Stockholm truck attack earlier this month, prosecutors said.

Sweden jails trio for Facebook livestream gang rape

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three young men to prison for gang raping a woman and livestreaming the attack on Facebook.

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

Stockholm - Russia became the world's third largest military spender in 2016 despite low oil prices and economic sanctions, as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said on Monday.Russia's military spending was $69.

No autism link to prenatal exposure to antidepressants

One concern is that mothers who take antidepressants while pregnant go on to have children who develop autism. A new scientific study disproves this.

The next big mobile development will be hand control

How far can mobile devices develop? It seems that the next innovation will be controlling mobile devices by hand gestures, according to technologists from Linnaeus University.

Few people are checking their personal data online: Study

Karlstad - Research from Karlstad University suggests that only a few people know how their personal data are collected, used, shared and accessed online. This might change, in Europe at least, with a new data protection regulation set for 2018.

Big women have greater risk of atrial fibrillation

Gothenburg - Being a bigger woman may lead to heart health complications. Big women were taller, heavier, and had a greater body surface area, which means a threefold greater risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a European study.

Science reveals how some chickens got striped feathers

Stockholm - Behind the rage of plumage color and patterning on the feathers of birds is genetics. The precise mechanisms have proved elusive to researchers, until now. Two independent gene mutations reveal the barring pattern in chickens.

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Stockholm - Suspected Stockholm truck attacker Rakhmat Akilov, a 39-year-old Uzbek and jihadist sympathiser, admitted Tuesday to committing a "terrorist crime" by mowing down pedestrians on a busy street, killing four people and injuring 15 others.

Stockholm attack suspect 'confesses to terrorist crime': lawyer

Stockholm - A 39-year-old Uzbek national suspected of mowing down a crowd of people on a busy Stockholm street in a stolen truck on Tuesday admitted committing "a terrorist crime," his lawyer said.

Sweden eyes stronger terror laws after truck attack

Stockholm - After the Stockholm truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others, Swedish Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has told AFP he is seeking to toughen the nation's terrorism laws.

Sweden attack suspect demands Sunni lawyer

Stockholm - The prime suspect in the Stockholm truck attack has demanded that his state-appointed lawyer be replaced with a Sunni Muslim -- a request that was refused, according to court documents seen Monday.

Swedes hold minute of silence for truck attack victims

Stockholm - Sweden held a nationwide minute of silence Monday for the victims of last week's Stockholm truck attack which police believe was carried out by an Uzbek jihadist sympathiser.

Stockholm suspect, IS sympathiser who 'partied and drank': media

Stockholm - The main suspect in the Stockholm truck attack is an Uzbek construction worker and father-of-four believed to have IS sympathies, who went underground to avoid deportation from Sweden, police and reports said on Sunday.

Defiant Swedes unite, reject violence after truck attack

Stockholm - A carpet of flowers, candles and stuffed toys on Sunday covered the steps of a Stockholm shopping plaza where up to 50,000 people gathered for a vigil honouring the victims of last week's truck attack.

Thousands at Stockholm 'Lovefest' vigil against terror

Stockholm - More than 20,000 people stood united against terrorism Sunday at a "Lovefest" vigil in Stockholm, two days after a truck attack on a busy pedestrian street killed four people.

Thousands attend Stockholm vigil, police probe suspect's IS sympathies

Stockholm - Huge crowds gathered in Stockholm for a "Lovefest" vigil against terrorism on Sunday, two days after a truck attack that police believe was committed by an Uzbek jihadist sympathiser.
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