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Retriever does lousy, but lovable job in dog show in Finland

This story, this video, is really an illustration of what life's about. Do you do things to make those around you happy? Or do you go for the gusto, making yourself happy and letting the chips fall where they may? The latter is what a Finnish dog did.

WikiLeaks' Assange loses appeal against Swedish arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday lost his appeal against a Swedish arrest warrant over alleged sex crimes, the latest setback in a four-year legal battle.

Gordie Howe in decline after recent stroke and 'not doing well'

The legendary Gordie Howe, known in hockey circles as 'Mr. Hockey', is in a decline, one of his 3 sons said. Howe, 86, suffered a stroke in late October and while initially he was recovering well, he has taken a turn for the worse.

Producer of fake 'Syrian hero boy' video apologises

Stockholm - The producer of a viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire apologised Sunday after the revelation it was fake drew fierce criticism.

Sweden has presumed this sighting is a portent of doom

After a picture and sonar image reveal a sighting that shows a vessel not of Swedish origins, a large military operation goes underway to find the intruder and intruding country.

'Syrian hero boy' video was hoax, filmmaker says

Stockholm - A viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire, watched online by millions of viewers, was faked by a Norwegian film crew, according to its director.

G20 Summit turning into war of words as leaders attack Putin

The G20 Summit is underway in Australia and a meeting intended to focus on the economy is turning into a battleground as nations line up to take a shot at Russian President Vladimir Putin. The subject of the Ukraine is threatening to derail the meeting.

Sweden confirms foreign submarine incursion

Stockholm - Sweden said Friday it had evidence that a mini submarine entered its waters in October, in a Cold War-style incident that triggering a week-long hunt fuelled by heated speculation of a Russian incursion.

Bauer must stop saying RE-AKT hockey helmet prevents concussions

The Competition Bureau in Canada challenged a claim that the Bauer sporting goods company has been making about its RE-AKT hockey helmets and Bauer has backed down. The company had been saying the helmets prevented concussions.

U2 singer Bono has harrowing flight as door detaches from plane

The singer for the Irish band U2 is lucky that things ended well after a door in the rear compartment of the private jet he was riding across Europe in fell off. He lost his luggage in the mishap but is happy that is all he lost.

Swedish bus driver sacked for refusing black passengers

Stockholm - A Swedish bus driver has been sacked for forcing black people off her bus, a local official said Wednesday, highlighting lingering xenophobia in a country traditionally known for tolerance.

Jellyfish invasions are wreaking havoc, and we're helping them

Jellyfish populations are exploding and wreaking havoc along the way — and their rapid population growth is being aided by us, because our actions are creating a warming climate, research suggests.

Ads on front of NHL jerseys are coming, league exec says

For many NHL fans this is going to be really bad news: jersey ads are coming. It's not known when, or what they'll look like, but NHL chief operating officer, one John Collins, said that sooner or later they'll be here.

Bad trick: Crystal meth in girl's Halloween bag in California

The father of an eight-year-old girl in Hercules, Calif., was shocked to find a small bag of methamphetamine in her Halloween candy. He took it to police who confirmed the contents and are now looking for whoever gave it to her.

European bird populations in precipitous decline

Exeter - Over the last 30 years, bird populations Europe-wide have fallen drastically with the sharpest falls seen among the most common bird species.

Excess milk drinking may increase female mortality

Uppsala - A new study suggests that a high consumption of milk by women is associated with an increased risk of cancer and bone damage.

Malala donates World Children's Prize to UNRWA for Gaza schools

Stockholm - Malala Yousafzai has donated her $50,000 award from the World Children's Prize to rebuild 83 war-torn schools in Gaza that were destroyed. She received the prize on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, making the announcement in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sweden just slashed interest rates to zero in fight to escape deflation

Sweden's central bank, the Riksbank, just slashed its main interest rate to zero. That's zero as in nothing, nada, 0 percent.

'Piure' — Possibly the world’s most outlandish seafood Special

It looks like a bag of blood inside a stone. Some people compare its flavour to that of sea-urchin; others define it as “bitter and soapy,” and its smell as “sweaty underarms.” Loaded with iodine and iron, the taste of piure defies description.

Stockholm’s backseat therapists to help battle ‘winter blues’

As the months of extended darkness loom in the northern latitudes, so does the lethargy and depression known as “winter blues.” One Stockholm taxicab company is offering to have a therapist talk with their passengers during their ride.
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