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One Dad's answer to violent video games — visit a war zone

It started with a dinner-table conversation between a father and his two young sons. They wanted the latest edition of Call of Duty. But he had seen real war, and knew it was no video game, so he came up with an idea — bring them to a war zone.

Ale, the world’s oldest European eel, dies at age 155 in Sweden

Normally a creature of the sea, Åle had resided in an old water well since 1859. His demise was discovered Thursday when the well’s present owner went to show him to some guests.

'GayStation' sold to raise money for charity

A Swedish retailer has sold a custom designed PlayStation 4 that has been dubbed "GayStation" with all the proceeds being donated to an LGBT charity.

U.S. confirms spy plane violated Swedish air space

U.S. authorities have admitted that a reconnaissance plane crossed over Swedish airspace last month while trying to avoid being intercepted by Russian fighter aircraft.

Swedish legislators plan to remove race from law

Legislators will be removing all references to race since it is simply a "social construct" made by humans. Government officials believe that this is a solid step towards ending racism.

IKEA bags stuffed with 80 human skeletons found by Swedish woman

Kalmar - A Swedish woman was looking through the historic Kläckeberga Church in Kalmar and got the surprise of her life. Lifting a tarp she discovered a bunch of blue plastic IKEA bags filled with human bones, lots of them.

Op-Ed: Costa Concordia captain plays 'shell game' with truth about ship

The captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, continues to deny fault in the disaster that took 32 lives on Jan. 13, 2012, and his latest statement is one of his most deceptive. He's playing a shell game.

Boy with cancer receives more mail than entire town

Foxboro - Five-year-old Danny Nickerson wanted cards for his birthday, which is today. He got it in spades, or perhaps avalanches, as 30,000 cards and 3,000 gifts flooded in and more were coming.

Entire town lives underground to avoid extreme heat

Like out of a science fiction story the small Australian town named Coober Pedy lives underground to avoid desert dust storms and extreme heat.

Toronto Maple Leafs hire 'innovative thinker' and fire Poulin

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a new hire, inking the now former G.M. of the OHL Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds Kyle Dubas. The club's new assistant general manager, Dubas is just 28 and was hailed by Leaf G.M. Dave Nonis as an "innovative thinker."

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.

Infants in strollers at risk through sun cover

Stockholm - There has been a lot of talk recently about children and dogs dying after being left locked in hot cars. Now a pediatrician in Sweden is pointing out that it is equally dangerous to use a blanket to block sun from entering a baby's stroller.

Mantis shrimp has sixteen 'eyes'

Lund - Mantis shrimp have 16 different types of photoreceptors in their eyes, and six of them are ultraviolet (UV) receptors, a new study reveals.

Super Moon will rise on July 12

The first of three consecutive "Super Moons" will rise above the Earth's skyline on Saturday July 12, 2014. Get your cameras ready.

Video: Warship called 'Cursed' reveals lost treasure

Researchers combing the bottom of the Baltic Sea for new scientific information have turned their attention to the "Mars" and the ship has yielded a new discovery of a different kind.

First Derm, a 'Crotch Selfie' app from Sweden, makes headlines

Launched in Sweden as an STD triage app, First Derm now accepts photos of any rash, bump, wart or strange mole above and below the waist, and works with a team of dermatologists to help identify the issue. The "Crotch Selfie" app is making headlines.

‘Queen of Eurovision’ to open Stockholm Pride 2014

Conchita Wurst, the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, is to open the 16th annual Stockholm Pride festival in Sweden next month.

Pope Francis the most influential world figure on Twitter

Geneva - Pope Francis has less than one-third the Twitter followers of President Obama, but what the Pontiff lacks in bare Twitter numbers, he more than makes up for when it comes to retweets.

Op-Ed: The international female genital mutilation crisis

The original impetus for this story was spurred on by the unexpected discovery of 30 girls in a Swedish school who were subjected to this abuse. Unfortunately the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) crisis is much bigger than that.

Felon's mug shot on Facebook gets thousands of female admirers

Jeremy Meek, who was arrested in Stockholm recently, wouldn't have dreamed that thousands of women all over the world would swoon over his mug shot minutes after the Stockholm police posted it on their Facebook page. But that is exactly what happened.
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