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Destroyed Gaza airport symbolises grounded peace hopes

Rafah - The opening of the Palestinians' first airport, in the presence of US president Bill Clinton, was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace kindled by the Oslo accords.

Oslo Accords 25 years on: from hope to deadlock

Paris - Sealed with a handshake beamed across the world, the 1993 Oslo Accords were the first agreements between the rival Israelis and Palestinians and promised to end decades of deadly conflict.

Oslo's bid for Mideast peace fades 25 years on

Jerusalem - A handshake on the White House lawn sealing the first of the landmark Oslo accords inspired hope that Israeli-Palestinian peace could finally be achieved, but 25 years later, those dreams have faded.

What are the Oslo accords?

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday aged 93, was the last survivor of the three men awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the Oslo accords.

Drunk Segway driver a first for Norwegian police

Oslo - Police in Norway have had a novel experience as they arrested their very first drunk driver on a Segway machine. The Norwegian government had only recently lifted a ban on the vehicles when the incident occurred.

Norway terror attack could happen Monday

Oslo - The possible terror attack, warned of by Norway's government and security police during the week, could quite likely happen on Monday, according to several independent sources. Security is being tightened and the public told to remain vigilant.

Warning of 'imminent' terror attack in Norway

Oslo - Norwegians were warned Thursday of the concrete possibility of a terror attack occurring in that country at the hands of people with connections to an extremist group in Syria.

Oslo in Norway experiencing record-breaking rain

Oslo - Oslo was hit by torrential rainfall Thursday, smashing all historical records as 44.5mm of rain fell in just one hour, from 4–5 p.m. The city center saw a traffic gridlock as the water streamed in the streets.

Norway, among the happiest and most beautiful places on earth Special

Norway is well known for its stunning scenery, easily accessible fjords, gorgeous mountains and beautiful cities. It is great destination for nature lovers as well as those interested in historic places. To some, Norway is the greatest place on Earth.

Llamas went on the lam in Oslo, Norway (Video)

Oslo - Three llamas had some fun in central Oslo on Thursday. They escaped from a circus in Tøyenparken and toured the smartest part of town for a while before being recaptured.

Video: Lynx mother with cubs caught on camera near Oslo

Oslo - A video has been compiled of photos taken by wildlife cameras, hidden in the forests south of Oslo in Norway. The footage captures a rare sight of a female lynx with two cubs.

Lost wallet test shows Norwegians slightly less honest than 1996

Oslo - Way back in 1996, Readers' Digest magazine ran an honesty test of the world cities. Back then, all ten wallets left around Oslo were returned untouched. The Aftenposten newspaper decided to repeat the test in 2013 and the results were not quite so good.

Norway — Three dead in bus stabbings

Oslo - In western Norway, a man has hijacked a bus and stabbed to death its driver and two passengers, according to early reports. The suspect is hospitalized with stab wounds.

And the winner is: Claire Danes to host Nobel Peace Prize party

Oslo - Hollywood Emmy-winning actress Claire Danes, recently famous for her part in the TV series "Homeland", will be hosting the 20th Nobel Peace Prize awards this coming December.

Norwegian hunter misses elk, hits man on toilet instead

A 70-year-old man was doing what comes naturally in the bathroom of his wooden country cabin, when a stray bullet came right through the wall and hit him in his abdomen. Seems a hunter had missed the elk he was after.

Video: Ylvis and the 'Voice Controlled ATM' prank

Oslo - The Norwegian brothers known as Ylvis, creators of the viral music video "The Fox", also play the occasional prank. In this example, they set up a "voice controlled" ATM and the results are hilarious.

Syrian chemical weapons watchdog, OPCW, win Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - If you placed a bet on who would win the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize the odds are that you lost money. In spite of many favourites this years' winner was the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Norway officials banning Apple 3D aerial mapping

Oslo - Officials from Norway have forbidden Apple to take aerial photographs of Oslo to create 3D images for its Maps application.

Two-day Oslo conference ends with call to ban nuclear weapons

The government of Norway has invited representatives from countries all around the world for two days in Oslo to discuss the international banning of nuclear weapons.

Nobel Peace Prize winners reject award to European Union (video)

Oslo - Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace Prize winners have written to the Nobel committee, protesting the 2012 award to the European Union. They say the EU portrays the total opposite of peace.

Report: Breivik could have been stopped sooner

An official report released today states that Norwegian police could have stopped the bombing of central Oslo last year and stopped the mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik sooner.

Anders Breivik returns to Utoya Island to reconstruct his crime

Oslo - Following the barbaric killing of 69 people at a youth camp on Utoya Island near Norway, Anders Breivik was taken back to the crime scene to reconstruct the events of July 22.

Norwegian gunman under influence of drugs during shooting rampage

Oslo - An Oslo police prosecutor has announced the blood test results for Anders Behring Breivik has concluded the accused killer was under the influence of illegal drugs when he committed the horrendous bombing and shootings in Norway that claimed 77 lives.

Op-Ed: Anders Breivik – A man for all reasons

The people of Norway had barely started to grieve in the wake of the recent horrendous events in Oslo and the island of Utoya when the gutter press and sundry hatemongers began exploiting these horrors for their own ends.

Op-Ed: More conspiracy nonsense about Norway – and maybe some sense

As the investigation into the mass murders in Norway continues, so does the lurid speculation, but one British commentator may be talking more sense than most.

Anders Behring Breivik could go to world's most humane prison

Halden - Anders Behring Breivik could find himself sent to a posh prison where inmates are provided with private rooms with bath, flat screen TVs, mini-fridges and have the opportunity to take cooking and drawing classes thanks to Norway's ideas on rehabilitation.

Op-Ed: False flags and false friends – rumours and nonsense about Oslo

Oslo - Before the dust had settled in Norway, conspiracy theorists, fantasists and hatemongers were queueing up to peddle their own version of what had happened and why.

Journalists listed as ideal targets by Oslo gunman

Oslo - Journalists were one of the targets detailed in the manifesto by Anders Behring Breivik, Norway's alleged gunman of the Friday murders in Oslo and Utoya Island.

Norway mass murder claims 'two more cells' are working with him

Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who slaughtered as many as 76 people in an Oslo bombing and a shooting spree at an island teen camp last Friday, is now claiming he has accomplices.

Norwegian gunman pleads not guilty to mass killing

As Norway's alleged mass murderer, Anders Behring Breivik, faces his first court appearance it’s reported by the BBC that there have been calls for a media blackout of his eventual trial in order not to give publicity to his views.
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Ylvis sets up a  voice activated  ATM prank in Oslo  Norway with hilarious results.
Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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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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Three llamas escaped from a circus in Oslo and toured the town.
Three llamas escaped from a circus in Oslo and toured the town.
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The Telenor Arena  Oslo  Norway  which hosted 18 000 people for the 2010 Eurovision final
The Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, which hosted 18,000 people for the 2010 Eurovision final
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Flowers piled up outside a church in Oslo  Norway form a memorial for those who were killed when a g...
Flowers piled up outside a church in Oslo, Norway form a memorial for those who were killed when a gunman opened fire on crowds, killing nearly 100 people.
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A makeshift memorial was created in Oslo  Norway to commemorate those who were killed when a gunman ...
A makeshift memorial was created in Oslo, Norway to commemorate those who were killed when a gunman opened fire on crowds, killing nearly 100 people.
Photo by Jo Christian Oterhals
This strange protozoan has four flagella. The rest of the entire tree of life is divided by organism...
This strange protozoan has four flagella. The rest of the entire tree of life is divided by organisms that have either one or two flagella
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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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Section of Bergen  Norway with buildings from the time of the historic Hanseatic League. This area w...
Section of Bergen, Norway with buildings from the time of the historic Hanseatic League. This area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.
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Germany’s 19-year-old entrant Lena Meyer-Landrut  wins Eurovision Song Contest 2010. She sang “S...
Germany’s 19-year-old entrant Lena Meyer-Landrut, wins Eurovision Song Contest 2010. She sang “Satellite” to a packed audience inside Oslo’s Telenor Arena.
European Broadcasting Union
Bergen  Norway  seen from the top of Mount Fløyen.
Bergen, Norway, seen from the top of Mount Fløyen.
A photo of Anders Behring Breivik taken from a book downloaded from a link on the Norwegian discussi...
A photo of Anders Behring Breivik taken from a book downloaded from a link on the Norwegian discussion website.
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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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Ylvis sets up a  voice activated  ATM prank in Oslo  Norway with hilarious results.
Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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The Ramones perform in Oslo on August 30  1980 at the height of their fame.
The Ramones perform in Oslo on August 30, 1980 at the height of their fame.
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day after Oslo bombing
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Oslo in Norway was hit by record-breaking torrential rains on June 26  2014
Oslo in Norway was hit by record-breaking torrential rains on June 26, 2014
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Germany’s 19-year-old entrant Lena Meyer-Landrut  wins Eurovision Song Contest 2010. She sang “S...
Germany’s 19-year-old entrant Lena Meyer-Landrut, wins Eurovision Song Contest 2010. She sang “Satellite” to a packed audience inside Oslo’s Telenor Arena.
European Broadcasting Union
Flowers piled up outside a church in Oslo  Norway form a memorial for those who were killed when a g...
Flowers piled up outside a church in Oslo, Norway form a memorial for those who were killed when a gunman opened fire on crowds, killing nearly 100 people.
Photo by Jo Christian Oterhals