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Sweden eyes fingerprint scans to stop passport fraud

Stockholm - Sweden needs to beef up its border security to stop passport fraud, a government inquiry argued Monday as the country grapples with unprecedented levels of immigration.

Op-Ed: Here's hoping the Edmonton Oilers go on a 10 game win streak

Let's start here: I am not an Edmonton Oilers fan. Never have been. I do not loathe them, mind you, and being a Canadian if they were the last Canadian team in the playoffs I might even cheer for them.

Man arrested with 400 pounds of marijuana chocolate bars

Chocolate is something a lot of people like and marijuana is something that, well, some people like. A California man appears to have gotten the bright idea to put the two together. The problem? He got caught doing it in the wrong state.

Assange appeal lodged with Swedish Supreme Court

Stockholm - Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday they filed an appeal to Sweden's Supreme Court seeking to quash the 2010 warrant for his arrest on accusations of rape and molestation.

Dude, pass the chips: Study finds why you get marijuana munchies

For people who've smoked marijuana there is no need for a study to confirm the munchies exist. For them it's a case of been there, done that. But a new study went further - it found out why pot users get the munchies. And the results were a surprise.

Ghost super moon on February 18th will not be visible

The first "Super" moon of 2015 will rise on Feb. 18th. As the moon rises it will be a rare "Super New Moon" which means the moon will not be visible.

Danish police underestimated threat, says hunted cartoonist

Stockholm - A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been the target of one of the deadly Copenhagen shootings said Tuesday that Danish police had underestimated the terrorist threat since January's Paris attacks.

Cartoonist sent into hiding after Copenhagen attacks

Stockholm - A Swedish cartoonist believed to have been targeted in one of the Copenhagen shootings at the weekend has been sent into hiding, police said Monday.

New research on implant for Alzheimer's Disease shows promise

Doctors at the Centre for Alzheimer’s Research in Sweden published results of their new study this week and say it shows promise. The study involved implanting nerve proteins into the brain to fight the degradation of cells that causes Alzheimer's.

Gunfire at Copenhagen free speech talk, 1 dead, 3 police wounded

Shots were fired through windows of a Copenhagen cafe hosting an event on free speech on Saturday, killing a civilian and wounding three police officers. Speakers included cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has offended Islamist with cartoons in the past.

Doggedly cute cat gets 2.6 million Youtube views shoveling snow

Most of us would probably like it a lot if our teenagers put this much sustained effort to digging their way out of snow. Or to do anything. We're talking about the effort Rudiger the cat puts out to dig his way out of a snowdrift and get outside.

Op-Ed: Two classless Dallas Stars trash Canucks Henrik and Daniel Sedin

Who knows why Jamie Benn, captain of the Dallas Stars, and his teammate Tyler Seguin took tasteless shots at Vancouver Canuck twin brothers Daniel and Henrik Sedin, but they did. They did it this week on a Dallas radio show.

Skydivers nearly hit by plane

A skydiver has captured video footage of himself and a tandem passenger as a plane nearly crashed into them during a free fall,

Swedish anti-racists swamp first PEGIDA anti-Islam rally

Stockholm - Sweden's first rally by the German-inspired "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA in the city of Malmoe was dwarfed Monday by a counter-demonstration about a hundred times larger, according to police estimates.

Couple gives birth to twins on way to hospital

On Thursday morning a married couple attempted to reach a hospital in Lincoln Nebraska. Their attempt was interrupted as their unborn twins had other plans and made their debut to the world on the side of Highway 77.

Taiwan pilots save lives before dying in TransAsia plane crash

The two pilots of TransAsia Flight 235 that crashed into the Keelung River in Taipei Wednesday morning are being hailed as heroes. The two managed to steer the plane away from buildings and into the river, where both met their death.

Doomsday Clock moved up and now sits at 3 minutes before midnight

The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.

UFC: Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson defeats Alexander Gustafsson

Stockholm - Last night, Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC On Fox 14, and now he is next in line to fight Jon Bones Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight title.

Defrocked priest to be jailed for sexual assaults on children

A defrocked priest found guilty of 32 counts of sexually abusing Inuit children between the years 1978 and 1982 apologized in a courtroom at his sentencing hearing today. As he did so, dozens of victims and members of their families cried out.

Nine or more people stabbed on Tel Aviv bus in 'terrorist' attack

A man was shot, wounded and taken into custody in Tel Aviv, Israel after as many as nine or more people were stabbed on a city bus, including the driver. The incident happened Wednesday on the Maariv bridge.
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