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Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found in Norway

Munich - An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

Norway fetes chess champ Carlsen's tour de force

Oslo - From a NATO chief's tweet to the top headlines on news sites, Norway on Thursday feted its three-time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen a day after he beat Russia's Sergei Karyakin in a breathtaking tiebreaker.

Battle on in youngest ever world chess championship

New York - Reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin went head to head on Friday in the first game of a battle to determine the world's top player.

Bobby Fischer and the 'K's: a history of modern chess

Paris - US chess champion Bobby Fischer and the two "K"s -- Garry Kasparov and Anatoli Karpov -- have co-written the modern history of the game, with a chapter devoted to East-West confrontation.

Modern-day Vikings who roam Mediterranean to rescue migrants

Torch beams from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean flash an SOS cry for help in the darkness and the Norwegian Siem Pilot does what it does best: rescuing migrants.

US to deploy 330 troops in Norway

Oslo - The United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, the Norwegian government announced Monday, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia.

Activists sue Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Oslo - Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against energy-rich Norway on Tuesday to stop oil drilling in the Barents Sea.

The Maud floats again after being raised from the depths

Oslo - It has been over 80 years since the Maud, Polar explorer Roald Amundsen's ship sank in 1930 near what is now Cambridge Bay. After being raised from its watery grave in July, the sturdy ship is now resting on a barge, ready for the trip home to Norway.

Friendship can't move mountain for Norway and Finland

Oslo - The Norwegian government has resisted public pressure to offer a mountain summit to neighbouring Finland as part of its independence centenary celebrations.

Norway seeks ban on burqas in the classroom

Oslo - Norway's right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls.

Snowden again fails to win no-extradition pledge from Norway

Oslo - A Norwegian court on Wednesday dismissed a fresh bid by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to win assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he come to Norway to collect an award.

Lithuania eyes Norway air defence deal amid Russia fears

Vilnius - Lithuania said Monday it is in talks to buy Norwegian anti-aircraft missile systems to address the defence gap on NATO's eastern flank, amid concerns over Russia.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts

Manila - A notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines enjoyed another lucrative payday when it released a Norwegian hostage after a year in captivity, analysts said Monday.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts

Manila - A notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines enjoyed another lucrative payday when it released a Norwegian hostage after a year in captivity, analysts said Monday.

Philippine militants got ransom for Norwegian, say analysts

Manila - A notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines enjoyed another lucrative payday when it released a Norwegian hostage after a year in captivity, analysts said Monday.

Norwegian hostage freed by Philippine militants 'lucky to be alive'

Indanan - A freed Norwegian hostage said he was "lucky to be alive" Sunday, after being kidnapped by Islamic militants and held in the southern Philippine jungle for more than a year.

Norway plans to cull 47 of its remaining 68 wolves

Norwegian wildlife department is planning to issue hunting permits to shoot up to 47 of an estimated 68 remaining wolves living in wilderness citing harm done to livestock by the carnivores.

Philippine militants 'free Norwegian hostage'

Manila - A Norwegian held hostage by a notorious kidnapping-for-ransom gang in the strife-torn southern Philippines was released Saturday after a year in captivity and will soon be handed over to authorities, officials said.

Angering activists, Norway says to kill wolves

Oslo - Norway was accused of authorising the "mass slaughter" of its endangered wolf population on Friday after announcing that 47 of the predators would be killed by hunters.

Facebook restores Norwegian PM's 'napalm girl' protest post

Oslo - Facebook had restored by Saturday a post by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg which it had taken down over an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing.

Facebook backs off censoring 'napalm girl' photo

San Francisco - Facebook backtracked Friday on a decision to censor an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing, after its block on the historic image sparked outrage.

Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photo

Oslo - Facebook was confronted Friday with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation's top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network's decision to censor a historic Vietnam War photo.

U.K. gardens being taken over by voracious foreign invader

Nothing is worse than going out to your garden and finding it has been eaten overnight by voracious five-inch brown and orange mottled slugs. But that is exactly what British gardeners are dealing with today — an invasion of Spanish slugs.

More than 300 reindeer killed by lightning in Norway

Oslo - More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lightning in southern Norway, officials said Monday, in the largest such incident known to date.

Oslo appeal over Breivik's 'inhuman' treatment due January

Oslo - Norway's appeal against being found guilty of subjecting mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to "inhuman" treatment by keeping him in solitary confinement, will go to court in January, judicial officials said Friday.

Down in the dumps: Norway man stuck down loo over lost phone

Oslo - Firemen in Norway came to the rescue Friday of a man who climbed into an outdoor public toilet to retrieve a friend's cell phone, after he got stuck in the tank.

Philippine govt, Communist rebels sign ceasefire deal

Oslo - The Philippine government and Communist guerrillas on Friday signed an indefinite ceasefire deal to facilitate peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies."This is a historic and unprecedented event ...

Philippines hopes for peace deal with rebels within a year

Oslo - The Philippine government said Monday it hoped to reach a peace deal with communist guerrillas within a year, as the two sides kicked off talks in Norway aimed at ending one of Asia's longest insurgencies.

Review: Updated take on Ibsen classic has fresh new meaning in T.O. Special

Toronto - You may think there’s nothing new to see in Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House”, or that it lacks the shocking, revolutionary quality that it had in 1879. Well, get ready to view the play in a different way if you catch the ongoing Toronto remount.

Norway says no proof of insurance scam in deadly 1990 ferry fire

Oslo - Norwegian police said Tuesday they had found no proof of insurance fraud as they closed a new inquiry into the 1990 Scandinavian Star ferry fire which killed 159 people, and was believed to have been arson.
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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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Almost ready for the return trip to Norway.
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Memorial for two massacre victims in Norway.
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The city of Alesund seen from Aksla Hill, shortly before sunset.
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Mountain scenery along the train route from Bergen to Oslo.
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An unobtrusive entrance to a vault holding mankind's chance at survival in case of a global catastrophe.
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Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, Norway.
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Candidate for the most easily scared guy in the world, laughs at a video of some of the pranks.
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Norwegian Folk Museum, Oslo, Norway.
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Reindeer in Norway
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The Maud’s egg-like shape helped preserve its structure under heavy ice pressure  says Wanggaard.
The Maud’s egg-like shape helped preserve its structure under heavy ice pressure, says Wanggaard.
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Bastoy Island was once a reformatory for boys.
Bastoy Island was once a reformatory for boys.
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As a glacier recedes, archaeologists in Norway have discovered the remains of an ice age horse.
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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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Norwegian military Girls Camp- 2013. The women are eating MRE's.
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Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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