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Child welfare or 'state kidnapping'? Foreign parents face anguish in Norway

Oslo - "The children are afraid when there's a knock at the door.

Norway to send 60 soldiers to train Syrians fighting IS

Oslo - Norway announced Monday that it would deploy 60 soldiers to train Syrians fighting the Islamic State (IS) group, boosting its involvement in the international coalition against the jihadists.

No distress signal from crashed Norwegian helicopter

Oslo - Norwegian authorities said Monday there was no indication that a helicopter that crashed last week killing all 13 aboard had sent a distress signal.

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.
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Sunset over the mountains near Tromso, Norway
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Norwegian military Girls Camp- 2013.
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Norwegian military Girls Camp- 2013. The women are eating MRE's.
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This time capsule package will be opened in Sel, Norway on Aug. 24
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Vegard Ylvisåker (left) & Bård Ylvisåker (right) - Ylvis on their Norwegian talk show.
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Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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Screenshot of video showing a tow truck and rig falling off the cliff edge
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Bergen, Norway. The Bryggen, seen from across the harbor.
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Mountain scenery along the train route from Bergen to Oslo.
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The city of Alesund seen from Aksla Hill, shortly before sunset.
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A kvaern, or circular ice flow in a river in Norway.
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Reindeer in Norway
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Bergen, Norway, seen from the top of Mount Fløyen.
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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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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 (1684 – 1754). Holberg was a writer, essayist, philosopher and historian born in Bergen.
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Beautiful water and mountain scenery in Norway.
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Spitsbergen during August
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Rjukan in Norway is to get sunlight this winter from giant mirrors.
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