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Norway News

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.

High number of Norwegians support giving newborn DNA to police

According to a study by the Norwegian Data Protection Authority, two-fifths of the Norwegian public would be happy with their government saving DNA profiles of newborns, to allegedly assist in future police investigations.

Norway begins selection process for Eurovision 2015

Norway has begun the long process of selecting its entry for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to be held in Austria in May 2015.

Peace envoy in Norway would testify on Sri Lanka war 'atrocities'

A report on Sunday said that Erik Solheim, a top Norwegian peace envoy, said he would testify to any international war crimes investigation over "atrocities" committed during Sri Lanka's separatist conflict.

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.

Norwegian farmer finds lost engagement ring 35 years later

In May 1979, farmer Jan Kristian Kristiansen and his fiancee Britt were both working in the fields when Kristiansen realized his simple gold engagement band, engraved "Your Britt," was no longer on his finger. It has finally been found, 35 years later.

UN seeks $1.26 bn to prevent mass starvation in South Sudan

Oslo - The international community turns its gaze this week to conflict-torn South Sudan, where the UN says $1.26 billion is needed to avoid a major humanitarian crisis threatening millions of people.

Norway celebrates 200 yr constitution amid hypocrisy spat

Oslo - Norway celebrated the 200th anniversary of its constitution on Saturday shortly after a controversy on whether the country betrayed its democratic principles by snubbing the Dalai Lama to please China.

Norwegian is first woman to head UN peacekeeping force

New York - UN chief Ban Ki-moon named the first ever woman to serve as the head of a UN peacekeeping operation Monday, appointing a Norwegian commander to the UN mission in Cyprus.

Japan finds way around ban on whaling

In a move that is sure to enrage environmentalists, the whale meat loving Japanese have found a new way to enjoy the delicacy. Iceland is now shipping the controversial product to Japan using Norway as the middleman.

Time lapse video: Reindeer return to summer island home in Norway

Every year, reindeer herders use an old Norwegian Navy landing craft to ferry around 10,000 reindeer to their summer home on islands in the Finnmark and Troms counties. Photographer Jan Olsen decided to catch the event on a time lapse video.
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Mountain scenery along the train route from Bergen to Oslo.
Mountain scenery along the train route from Bergen to Oslo.
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The Norwegian State Railway (NSB) Station in Bergen is the starting point for the scenic Bergen Line...
The Norwegian State Railway (NSB) Station in Bergen is the starting point for the scenic Bergen Line to Oslo, a 4.5 hour train ride through the mountains.
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Formal gardens at the University of Bergen s Botanical Garden  near the Bergen Museum.
Formal gardens at the University of Bergen's Botanical Garden, near the Bergen Museum.
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Reindeer in Norway
Reindeer in Norway
Arnstein Rønning
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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.
Photo by Jo Christian Oterhals
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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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Lærdalsøyri - Heritage village in Norway
Lærdalsøyri - Heritage village in Norway
G.Lanting
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A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
A camel escaped from a circus in Norway.
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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.
Photo by Jo Christian Oterhals
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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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The Bryggen  also known as the old German wharf of Bergen. This section of the city  includes buildi...
The Bryggen, also known as the old German wharf of Bergen. This section of the city, includes buildings from the time of the historic Hanseatic League and was included in 1979 in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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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.
Video screengrab
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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.
Oppland Council
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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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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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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
YouTube
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My father with his brother and sisters along with his Dad and Mom in 1927; immigration photo. taken ...
My father with his brother and sisters along with his Dad and Mom in 1927; immigration photo. taken in Norway before leaving.
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A school of fish was flash frozen in the island of Lovund in Norway
A school of fish was flash frozen in the island of Lovund in Norway
Ingolf Kristiansen via YouTube
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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.
YouTube
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