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Empty chair for Snowden prize ceremony

Oslo - Edward Snowden will be represented by an empty chair next week when he is honoured with a freedom of expression prize in Norway, as he fears extradition to the US, organisers said Friday.

Pilot and crew pulled off Oslo plane after failing breath test

Oslo - The Latvian pilot of an airBaltic flight and three crew members were pulled off the Greece-bound plane in Oslo early Saturday after failing a breathalyser test before take-off, Norwegian police said.

Norwegian youths reclaim Utoya, four years after massacre

Oslo - Four years after Anders Behring Breivik shot dead 69 people on Utoya island in Norway, about 1,000 Labour Party youths gathered Friday for the first summer camp to be held there since the massacre.

Norway massacre survivor determined to reclaim Utoya island

Oslo - The day of the massacre, he saved the life of a woman riddled by bullets, but lost two close friends. Now this young activist is determined to reclaim Utoya, the idyllic island Anders Behring Breivik turned into a nightmare.

Scientist: Polar bear holds breath for 3 minutes, shatters record

A Canadian researcher recently witnessed a polar bear holding his breath for a record-breaking three minutes off of Norway's Svalbard Islands. While this is amazing, it's nothing to be happy about.

Four years after carnage, Utoya comes back to life

Oslo - Four years after Anders Behring Breivik's bloody rampage, the Norwegian island of Utoya will return to life this weekend as it hosts its first Labour youth camp since the carnage.

Someone has been pooping at a Norwegian golf course for 10 Years

Stavanger - Apparently there is someone who has been using the holes at a Norwegian golf course as their own toilet. They have been doing it for many years too.

Majority of Breivik victims' parents 'too traumatised to work'

Oslo - Over half the parents of the victims of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik remain too traumatised to return to full-time work, a study showed Wednesday as Norway marked the fourth anniversary of the attacks.

Norway opens Breivik massacre exhibition on anniversary

Oslo - Four years after the attacks by Anders Behring Breivik, Norway on Wednesday opened an exhibition dedicated to the tragedy that some fear could become a "hall of fame" for the mass murderer.

Mass murderer Breivik to study for degree behind bars

Oslo - Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been admitted to a political science course, the University of Oslo said Friday, but his imprisonment means he is unlikely to earn a degree.

Breivik items in exhibition to commemorate attacks

Oslo - Items belonging to Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, including his fake ID and the remains of a car bomb, will go on display in Oslo next week to commemorate the 2011 attacks.

Mediators want 'urgent de-escalation' in Colombia

Havana - Four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict, as 1,200 terrified indigenous people fled more heavy fighting.

Cut '8 days of military spending' for universal education: Malala

Oslo - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday urged world leaders to cut "eight days of military spending" to give all children access to 12 years of free education.

City in Norway building highway for bees

Oslo - Oslo, the capital of Norway, is in the process of creating what is known as a "bee highway," which will provide them with a safe route through the city.

Norway blazes trail by pulling huge sovereign fund out of coal

Oslo - Norway's parliament voted Friday to pull its sovereign wealth fund -- the world's biggest -- out of coal, in what is seen as a major victory for environmentalists.

Taliban admit holding informal Afghan talks in Norway

Kabul - The Taliban on Friday admitted taking part in informal talks in Norway with an Afghan delegation, reportedly made up of women, signalling a nascent dialogue despite an escalating militant offensive.

Snowden awarded freedom of expression prize in Norway

Oslo - Former security contractor Edward Snowden won a Norwegian prize for freedom of expression Tuesday and received yet another invitation to leave his exile and receive the award in person.

Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother

New York - Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.

NATO to hold anti-submarine warfare exercise in Norway

Oslo - Norway said Thursday that up to 5,000 NATO troops would take part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off its coast in early May, amid growing regional unease over suspected submarine sightings.

Norway tests out 'animal rights cops'

Oslo - Norwegian police is creating a unit to investigate cruelty to animals, the government said Monday, arguing that those who hurt animals often harm people too.

Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit

Oslo - Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia's deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict.

Earthworms rained down on Norway

In southern Norway, earthworms have been raining down from the skies, and biologists and meteorologists have been scratching their heads.

Norway to ease rules on gender change recognition

Oslo - Norway will introduce a new law governing sex changes, the government said Friday after an expert group recommended an end to what critics call "medieval" treatment of transgender people.

Russian ships in old Arctic NATO base set alarms bells ringing

Oslo - Russian ships docked at what was once a secret Norwegian naval base in the Arctic have prompted concern from the NATO country's former top military leaders, anxious about its resurgent eastern neighbour roaming nearby.

Norwegian Air Shuttle to require two people in cockpit

Oslo - Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it would require two people in the cockpit at all times for safety reasons.

Norwegian court ups jail term for mother who drowned infant

Oslo - A Norwegian appeals court increased jail terms Tuesday for a Norwegian woman who drowned her infant and her British lover who gave her instructions via a webcam.

World's first academy to train local aid workers launched in London

London - The world's first academy to train local aid workers and volunteers as first responders to disasters that occur in their own countries was launched in London on Monday.

Norway's Catholic Church denies fraud

Oslo - Norway's Catholic Church, accused of exaggerating its membership numbers to obtain more state aid, denied Monday it had engaged in fraud but admitted its past methods were "unsatisfactory.

Nobel Peace committee demotes controversial head

Oslo - Norway's Nobel Peace Prize committee on Tuesday demoted its controversial chairman Thorbjoern Jagland in a move unprecedented in the long history of the award.

Dutch, Norwegian convicts angry over 'luxury' cell deal

Den Haag - Dutch prisoners who currently enjoy countryside views and can cook their own food are suing the government over a deal for Norwegian convicts to take over their "luxury" cells.
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A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
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The Rosenkrantz Tower  part of Bergenhus Fortress  located at the entrance to the harbor in Bergen. ...
The Rosenkrantz Tower, part of Bergenhus Fortress, located at the entrance to the harbor in Bergen. This is one of the oldest and best preserved castles in Norway.
A gay health charity has placed a bird box  filled with condoms  in Ekeberg Forest - a popular venue...
A gay health charity has placed a bird box, filled with condoms, in Ekeberg Forest - a popular venue for casual sex.
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Jumping Polar Bear in its natural environment  in Spitsbergen Island  Svalbard  Norway.
Jumping Polar Bear in its natural environment, in Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard, Norway.
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Smoke can be seen around the office of the Prime Minister in Oslo  Norway.
Smoke can be seen around the office of the Prime Minister in Oslo, Norway.
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Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen  No. 1 rated in the world  in play in round seven of the Tata Steel...
Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, No. 1 rated in the world, in play in round seven of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands - 19 January 2013
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Norwegian Constitution Day
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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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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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Sunset over the mountains near Tromso  Norway
Sunset over the mountains near Tromso, Norway
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Canada s Sidney Crosby (C)  Ryan Getzlaf (L) and Rick Nash react after defeating Norway in their men...
Canada's Sidney Crosby (C), Ryan Getzlaf (L) and Rick Nash react after defeating Norway in their men's preliminary round ice hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 13, 2014
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Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
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Dog sledding in Norway
Dog sledding in Norway
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Ida Beate Løken has lived for almost a year in a cave to reduce her impact on the environment.
Ida Beate Løken has lived for almost a year in a cave to reduce her impact on the environment.
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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 video frame shows Anders Behring Breivik being taken back to Utøya where he  in a bulletproof ...
This video frame shows Anders Behring Breivik being taken back to Utøya where he, in a bulletproof vest and tethered on a rope, shows the investigators how he killed 69 people July 22nd.
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Halden Prison is 75 kilometres from the picturesque village of Halden  Norway
Halden Prison is 75 kilometres from the picturesque village of Halden, Norway
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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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