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Sri Lanka president knew of payments to rebels: envoy

Oslo - A peacebroker accused of helping to fund Sri Lanka's separatist war acknowledged Monday that Tamil rebels had been induced to engage in the peace process but said payments were made with the government's blessing.

Producer of fake 'Syrian hero boy' video apologises

Stockholm - The producer of a viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire apologised Sunday after the revelation it was fake drew fierce criticism.

'Syrian hero boy' video was hoax, filmmaker says

Stockholm - A viral video showing a Syrian boy rescuing a girl under gunfire, watched online by millions of viewers, was faked by a Norwegian film crew, according to its director.

Six Humpback whales surround boaters in Norway

Two friends were boating in Norway and they captured six humpback whales on film. The whales ended up avoiding their boat after they suddenly emerged around them.

Sanctions taint Norway love affair with Russian liberators

Oslo - In the far north of Norway, sanctions imposed on Russia have left a bitter after-taste as the region celebrates the anniversary of its liberation from Nazi rule by the Soviet army.

Norway named best place to grow old

London - Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the worst.

Breivik's father says he is partially responsible for murders

Oslo - The father of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said on Thursday he felt partially responsible and regretted not having been there for his son before he killed 77 people in 2011.

Four-year-old Norwegian girl sleepwalks four kilometers

A four-year-old girl was found, on her own and wearing only pants and boots, after sleepwalking for over four kilometers or 2.5 miles from her home Finnmark, North Norway to Hjellplassen, Honningsvåg. She was found safely at 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Breivik attempts to start 'fascist' party from prison

Oslo - Anders Behring Breivik, who murdered 77 people in Norway in 2011, says he wants to establish a "fascist" party from prison, claiming this could prevent a repeat of his massacre.

Foul-smelling beer withdrawn from sale in Norway

The smell of the beer was compared by consumers to, well, human flatulence, to put it politely. Customers complained about the foul odor and Mack brewers was forced to withdraw the brew from stock.

Norwegian cyclists hospitalized after drinking soap detergent

Oslo - The makers of a certain new clothes washing detergent are seriously considering changing their labeling after six thirsty Norwegian cyclists were hospitalized after drinking the product, thinking it was a sports drink.

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.

Highway tunnel closed by overheated reindeer in Norway

Hammerfest - Norway is experiencing unusually high summer temperatures at present and on Monday, authorities were forced to close part of a motorway in the Arctic north, after reindeer sought shady refuge in a road tunnel.

Ali the camel on the lam (again) from Norway circus (Video)

This is apparently the second time in two days that Ali the camel has escaped from the traveling Circus Arnardo. He was discovered by locals, grazing peacefully next to a public highway in Stjørdal.

Norway partially closes Bergen airspace over terror alert

Oslo - Norway closed part of the airspace over its second city Bergen and tightened border checks on Saturday, police said, two days after the country upped security following a terror alert.

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.

Norway on alert over feared terrorist attack

Oslo - Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent "terrorist attack" by militants who have fought in Syria, the country's security officials said Thursday.

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.

Norwegian couple rescue 2 baby squirrels after cat attack

Gressvik - Nina Oppedal from Gressvik, Norway, found two baby squirrels lying abandoned in her garden. She says their parents were nowhere to be found and had probably been attacked by a cat.

Norway experiments with fish food made from carbon dioxide

Oslo - Norwegian scientists are to carry out an experiment where captured carbon dioxide is turned into food, in form of algae, for farmed fish.

Penguins are losing their cool in Norway's heatwave

Bergen - Those denying climate change should take note, as hot weather in Norway is causing problems for penguins in zoos across the country and zoo keepers are having to take extraordinary measures to keep them cool.

8,000-year-old skull found in Norway

Archaeologists in Norway have found what might be an 8,000-year-old skull, possibly containing brain matter, in a dig site in Stokke, southwest of Oslo. They say the find could help explain living conditions in the Stone Age.

Norway's massive cyber-attack the work of one lone teenager

Bergen - Recently we heard that Anonymous Norway had taken responsibility for what was thought to be the country's biggest-ever network attack. However, police now have in custody a 17-year-old hacker, who claims he was the one that did it.

Anonymous Norway claim massive cyber-attack on Norwegian banks

Oslo - A massive cyber-attack was launched Tuesday, simultaneously affecting many of the top banks and financial institutions in Norway. Dubbed the country's biggest-ever network attack, responsibility has already been claimed by Anonymous Norway.

CIA tweets 'It was us' on Norway's 1950s UFO sightings

Apparently back in the 1950s there was a spate of UFO sightings in the skies above Norway. Finally, 60 years later, an explanation has been offered by the CIA on Twitter.

Castaway: Man abandoned on Norwegian island by friend

Stavanger - Two Norwegian friends took a trip out to the deserted Hastein Island near Stavanger Thursday, but one of them decided to abandon his friend while he was sleeping and took off in their only boat.

Norway ends e-voting experiment

Oslo - Norway has decided to end trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections. Trials were run between 2011 and 2013. The reason is down to concerns with security and confidentiality.

Norway researchers took accident victims' organs without consent

Oslo - Norway's VG newspaper has revealed that government researchers in Norway removed organs from some 1,000 accident victims without asking the permission of their relatives. This was allegedly to build a biobank of control tissues for experiments.

Jagland re-elected as Council of Europe head

Strasbourg - The Council of Europe said Tuesday that Thorbjoern Jagland had been elected to a second five-year term at the head of the pan-European body that has recently played an active role in the Ukraine crisis.

Norwegian families offer their homes to the needy this summer

Rather than let their homes stand empty while they take their summer vacations, families are starting a new trend in Norway by letting disadvantaged families move in for the duration to enjoy a vacation of their own.
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Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac s are cheape...
Billboard straddling the Norway/Sweden border advertising the fact that Swedish Big Mac's are cheaper.
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Spitsbergen during August
Spitsbergen during August
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An elegant pergola located near the park and small lake in the center of Bergen.
An elegant pergola located near the park and small lake in the center of Bergen.
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Norwegian Constitution Day
Norwegian Constitution Day
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An out of control fire on the Norwegian coast has destroyed at least 140 buildings.
An out of control fire on the Norwegian coast has destroyed at least 140 buildings.
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View of Bergen  across from the Fish Market. At the center-right is the statue of Ludvig Holberg (16...
View of Bergen, across from the Fish Market. At the center-right is the statue of Ludvig Holberg (1684 – 1754). Holberg was a writer, essayist, philosopher and historian born in Bergen.
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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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Reindeer in Norway
Reindeer in 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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Dog sledding in Norway
Dog sledding in Norway
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Jumping Salmon  Toft  Nordland Fylke  Norway.
Jumping Salmon, Toft, Nordland Fylke, Norway.
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Archaeologists in Norway have found an 8 000-year-old skull  still containing brain matter.
Archaeologists in Norway have found an 8,000-year-old skull, still containing brain matter.
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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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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
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Ida Beate Løken sitting in her cave in Norway.
Ida Beate Løken sitting in her cave in Norway.
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The city of Alesund seen from  Aksla Hill  shortly before sunset.
The city of Alesund seen from Aksla Hill, shortly before sunset.
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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.
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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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Norwegian military Girls Camp- 2013.
The women are eating MRE s.
Norwegian military Girls Camp- 2013. The women are eating MRE's.
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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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