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Helicopter crash off Norway coast 'kills 11'

Oslo - At least 11 people died on Friday when a helicopter transporting 13 people from a North Sea oil platform crashed off the coast of western Norway, rescue services said. "Eleven people found, none alive.

Philippines' Aquino vows to 'neutralise' Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Manila - Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed Wednesday to launch a military assault aimed at "neutralising" Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners. "Casualties are to be expected.

Norway to appeal Breivik ruling for 'inhuman treatment'

Oslo - The Norwegian state will appeal an Oslo court ruling that mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's solitary confinement in prison constitutes "inhuman" treatment, the government said on Tuesday.

Islamists behead Canadian hostage in Philippines

Manila - Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded a Canadian hostage, raising fears for more than 20 other foreigners held captive on remote islands, with troops and police vowing Tuesday to hunt down the extremists.

Canadian executed by Islamic militants in Philippines: Trudeau

Ottawa - Islamic militants in the Philippines have executed a Canadian hostage, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, after the Filipino authorities said they had found the head of a foreign man on a remote island.

Snowden sues Norway to prevent extradition during award visit

Oslo - Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government seeking a guarantee he will not be extradited if he visits to accept an award, a literary rights group said Thursday.

Breivik prison conditions to remain unchanged for now: warden

Oslo - Prison conditions for Anders Behring Breivik will remain unchanged for now, the prison warden said Thursday, one day after a court ruled that Norway violated the mass murderer's human rights.

Mass murderer Breivik wins lawsuit over 'inhuman' treatment

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer and self-proclaimed Nazi Anders Behring Breivik on Wednesday won his lawsuit against the state over his "inhuman" solitary confinement in prison.

Norway court to rule on Breivik lawsuit Wednesday

Oslo - A Norwegian court said it will deliver its verdict Wednesday on a lawsuit brought by mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik over what he says are his "inhuman" prison conditions.

Sex trade less visible, but alive and well in northern Europe

Oslo - Streetwalkers have largely disappeared from the sidewalks but prostitution remains alive and well in northern Europe where laws criminalising the purchase of sex have been in place for years, illustrating the limits of legislation.

Stolen Munch recovered in Norway, two arrested

Oslo - Norwegian police on Wednesday announced the recovery of a valuable lithograph by Edvard Munch which was stolen in 2009, with two men arrested.The artwork, named 'Historien' or 'History' in Norwegian, was retrieved undamaged, a statement said.

Breivik wants Norway found guilty of 'inhuman' treatment

Norway - Lawyers for mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik called Friday for the Norwegian state to be found guilty of "inhuman" treatment, at the close of his lawsuit over his solitary confinement.

Professor solves 300-year-old math equation, wins $700,000

This centuries-old mathematical theorem continued to confound scholars for over 300 years. Then British professor Andrew Wiles began working on it in a study that lasted seven years, delivering his findings in a lecture at Cambridge University in 1993.

Breivik not suffering from prison isolation: doctors

Doctors said Thursday they saw no major change in mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's health in prison, dealing a blow to his lawsuit against the Norwegian state over his jail conditions.

Breivik turns lawsuit into platform for extremist views

Norway - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik used his case against the state over his prison conditions to promote his extremist views on Wednesday, confirming survivors' fears the lawsuit has given him a publicity platform.

Breivik makes Nazi salute as lawsuit against Norway opens

Skien - Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik on Tuesday made a Nazi salute at the opening of his lawsuit against Norway over his prison conditions, confirming fears he would use the opportunity to grandstand his extremist views.

Breivik sues Norway over 'inhuman' prison life

Skien - Rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, will appear in court on Tuesday to accuse the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by holding him in isolation for almost five years.

Norwegian mass murderer Breivik sues over prison conditions

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik returns to court on Tuesday to accuse the Norwegian state of violating his human rights by holding him in isolation.

Norwegian teens play refugees for a day

Norway - In a dark snowy forest, two military vehicles thunder by, the wailing sirens waking those who have just dozed off. Exhausted, the group must quickly pack up camp and resume their night march.

Doctors say Breivik not suffering in solitary confinement: Radio

Oslo - Doctors monitoring Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik claim he is not suffering from his solitary confinement, public broadcaster NRK reported on Monday, just days before a lawsuit is to be heard on the issue.

Review: ‘The Wave’ drops the disaster movie into international waters Special

‘The Wave’ is a Norwegian disaster movie based on a real-life threat to a picturesque tourist village that exists at the mercy of an unstable mountainside.

Breivik ready to go to European court to end isolation: Lawyer

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik is ready to go to the European Court of Human Rights in his quest to end his solitary confinement, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Norway rejects mass murderer Breivik's prison moan

Oslo - Norway on Wednesday dismissed gripes by mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's that his conditions in prison -- where he is serving 21 years for killing 77 people in 2011 -- violate his human rights.

13 Dutch hikers rescued from mountains in central Norway

Oslo - Thirteen Dutch hikers have been found in good health by rescuers on snowmobiles after being stranded in the mountains of central Norway, where helicopters were unable to reach them because of blizzards and worries about avalanches, police said Friday.

Under the skin of Al-Qaeda's would-be suicide bombers

Oslo - One is a devout and cheery Saudi, the other a British convert overcome by doubt, the third a Syrian fascinated by the promise of 72 virgins: a new documentary unveils the shadowy world of Syria's would-be suicide bombers.

Finland's anti-migrant 'Soldiers of Odin' patrols spread to Norway

Oslo - Volunteer street patrols calling themselves the Soldiers of Odin and claiming to protect locals from asylum seekers walked the streets of several Norwegian towns this weekend, as the group founded in Finland branches out across northern Europe.

Russia says Norway border post closed to migrants for 'security'

Moscow - Russia on Sunday confirmed it had shut for "security reasons" an Arctic border post with Norway to migrants being controversially returned from the Nordic country.

Norway temporarily suspends return of migrants from Russia

Oslo - Norway on Saturday announced it was temporarily suspending its controversial return of migrants from Arctic Russia, following a request from Moscow.

'No means no': Norway sends migrants on anti-rape courses

Norway - "She kissed him -- it's an invitation to have sex." The asylum seeker's answer hangs in the air. The instructor's smile falters, and an explanation is required.

Norway's oil investments to decline over next two years

Oslo - Investment in Norway's all-important oil sector is set to decline until 2019 as producers face high costs and collapsing oil prices, a government agency said Thursday.After investing a record level of about 180 billion kroner (18.7 billion euros, $20.
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Bergen, Norway, seen from the top of Mount Fløyen.
A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
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Lille Lungegårdsvann - Bergen s city lake and park. It s a peaceful location right in the center of...
Lille Lungegårdsvann - Bergen's city lake and park. It's a peaceful location right in the center of the city, not far from the Wharf.
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Armed police patrol outside Oslo Airport on July  24  2014 amid warnings of a terror plot
Armed police patrol outside Oslo Airport on July, 24, 2014 amid warnings of a terror plot
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Afterposten newspaper in Norway ran a lost wallet test to see if people in Oslo were honest.
Afterposten newspaper in Norway ran a lost wallet test to see if people in Oslo were honest.
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This time capsule package will be opened in Sel  Norway on Aug. 24
This time capsule package will be opened in Sel, Norway on Aug. 24
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The auroras: Kvaløya Island  some 30 kilometres from the city of Tromsø in Northern Norway
The auroras: Kvaløya Island, some 30 kilometres from the city of Tromsø in Northern Norway
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Cow decoration hanging alongside the bridge in Vemork  directly below the NorskHydro station  Rjukan...
Cow decoration hanging alongside the bridge in Vemork, directly below the NorskHydro station, Rjukan, Telemark, Norway
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Norwegian Constitution Day
Norwegian Constitution Day
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Honningsvåg, Norway
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The Bryggen  also known as the old German wharf of Bergen. This section of the city  includes buildi...
The Bryggen, also known as the old German wharf of Bergen. This section of the city, includes buildings from the time of the historic Hanseatic League and was included in 1979 in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Bryggen  seen from across the harbor.  This section of the city is one of the best recognized vi...
The Bryggen, seen from across the harbor. This section of the city is one of the best recognized views of Bergen.
Detective Downs  a Norwegian film starring Svein André Hofsø as a private detective with Downs Syn...
Detective Downs, a Norwegian film starring Svein André Hofsø as a private detective with Downs Syndrome.
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Screenshot of video showing a tow truck and rig falling off the cliff edge
Screenshot of video showing a tow truck and rig falling off the cliff edge
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As a glacier recedes  archaeologists in Norway have discovered the remains of an ice age horse.
As a glacier recedes, archaeologists in Norway have discovered the remains of an ice age horse.
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Memorial in Norway.
Memorial in Norway.
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The city and port of Bergen seen from the top of Mount Fløyen. Fløibanen is a funicular which runs...
The city and port of Bergen seen from the top of Mount Fløyen. Fløibanen is a funicular which runs up the mountain. It is one of Bergen's major tourist attractions and one of Norway's most visited places.
The Norwegian State Railway (NSB) Station in Bergen is the starting point for the scenic Bergen Line...
The Norwegian State Railway (NSB) Station in Bergen is the starting point for the scenic Bergen Line to Oslo, a 4.5 hour train ride through the mountains.
An elk in the forest of Telemark  Norway.
An elk in the forest of Telemark, Norway.
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