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Dapper online gambler heading Sweden's rising far right

Stockholm - Jimmie Aakesson has lifted Sweden's far-right party from obscurity to an emerging parliamentary force, with the dapper 35-year-old seeking to position himself as a kinder, gentler sort of anti-immigration leader.

From orphanage to power — The rise of Sweden's likely new leader

Stockholm - Sweden's likely new prime minister, Social Democrat leader Stefan Loefven, may have little experience in national politics but this consensus-seeking trade unionist has overcome bigger obstacles before.

Left wins Sweden vote, far-right party makes gains: exit poll

Stockholm - Voting for Sweden's parliament ended Sunday at 1800 GMT with an exit poll suggesting a win for a Social Democrat-led left-green trio of parties and a major gain for the far-right Sweden Democrats.The Social Democrat-led group was tipped to get 44.

The dapper head of Sweden's rising far right

Stockholm - Jimmie Aakesson has lifted Sweden's far-right party from obscurity to an emerging parliamentary force, with the dapper 35-year-old seeking to position himself as a kinder, gentler sort of anti-immigration leader.

Swedish Social Democrats set to win back power

Stockholm - Swedish politics seems set for the biggest change in nearly a decade in elections Sunday, with the Social Democrats likely to win narrowly while the far right vote could soar.

Swedish election to swing more on style than substance

Stockholm - The two men vying to become Sweden's next leader Sunday may not be far off politically, but in personal style they are a world apart.

Tracking bats could help halt Ebola spread

Various actions are being undertaken to fight the Ebola virus that is sweeping across parts of West Africa, and resulting in a mounting death toll. As the main vector is bats, some scientists think that tracking bats is one way to combat the disease.

Black bear cub does funny dance with pole at Canadian golf course

A family of black bears made up a foursome when they wandered onto a golf course in the Kootenays in B.C. Monday and golfers captured a cub on camera playing around with a flagstick on a green. As Mom and siblings ate grass, the little guy pole-danced.

Op-Ed: Change? What change? Can Toronto Maple Leafs win this year?

Maybe the more ardent Toronto Maple Leafs fan among you can provide the reasoning behind the notion that the team has made the kind of changes that will show up in the standings. That will vault them into the playoffs for the 2nd time in umpteen years.

Beer-league goalie answers tweet, plays with Vancouver Canucks Special

For Vancouver's Tristan Jones, a beer-league hockey goalie and a professional goalie instructor, last Monday started out a typical day. It didn't end that way though, not by a long shot, as the 27-year-old wound up playing goal for the Vancouver Canucks.

Swedish far-right set for gains as election looms

- Surrounded by drab high-rise buildings in a Stockholm suburb, dressed in an impeccable dark suit, Jimmie Aakesson struggles to make himself heard over the shouts of protesters echoing off grey stone walls.

Sweden struggles to house asylum seekers as numbers rise

R - Sweden is grappling with a record number of asylum seekers, putting into sharp focus the issue of immigration which is at the heart of Sunday's election.

Bee bacteria make for antibiotic alternatives

Lund - A new study has shown that certain types of bacteria extracted from the stomachs of honeybees could be promising targets as antibiotics against pathogenic bacteria like MRSA.

Researchers discover key antibiotic power of honey bee bacteria

Lund - A budding discovery courtesy of research teams at Lund University in Sweeden may open the door to defeating deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Hover bikes soon to be a reality

In the future flying machines would replace the automobile our teachers once told us. That prediction has just become a reality. The first hover bike is now making headlines for being the first of many hover machines being produced for the mass market.

Using social media to track diseases like Ebola

A new report argues that algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

‘Chacarero’ — Probably the best sandwich you may ever eat

Boston - The Spanish word “Chacarero” means “small-scale farmer,” but it also stands for the name of a sandwich Chileans enjoy in restaurants or at home, and that surprises foreign visitors who describe it as "the best darn sandwich" they have ever had.

Hockey writer tweets NHL expanding by 4 clubs, including Toronto

According to a tweet from a noted sports business writer, the NHL will expand over the next four years by 4 teams, with new franchises planned for Seattle, Las Vegas, Quebec City and Toronto. Yes, a second team in Toronto.

Sex study: Lesbians orgasm more than straight women, but not men

Research from the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction at Indiana University in Bloomington found that lesbians have more orgasms compared to straight women. Overall though, men still come first.

Rosetta comet probe team narrows landing site to five locations

The European Space Agency's Rosetta Comet mission has chosen five likely landing sites for its Philae's lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The lander is scheduled to descend down to the comet's nucleus in November.
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