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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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Mathew Wace Peck

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.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

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.
Digital Journal Report by Igor I. Solar - 10 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

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.
In the Media by Pierre-Henry Deshayes (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Norway works on radioactive element thorium

Oslo - Experiments in a Norwegian underground plant could lead to the radioactive element thorium being developed as a safer alternative in the production of nuclear power.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Dalai Lama shrugs off Norway government snub

Oslo - The Dalai Lama said on Wednesday he held no grudges against Norway's government after they decided not to meet him on his trip to Oslo in order to avoid further damaging already fragile relations with China.
In the Media by AFP

Russian tall ships to sail to Norway in Tall Ship Races (Video)

Fredrikstad - The Tall Ships Races are set to sail to Norway from July 12 to 15 this year and will feature some of the fastest and most majestic tall ships in the world, including two Russian beauties, "Kruzenshtern" and "Mir," the second largest and fastest ships.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

New Facebook challenge urges Norwegians into icy waters (Video)

A new craze has started in the Norwegian social media as a Facebook group urges people to jump into freezing cold water, video the experience and then challenge other dare-devils to do the same, or pay a penalty.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Norwegian teen lives in cave for a year for the environment

Sogn - Today, April 22, is Earth Day 2014 and what better way to celebrate than to give an example of one teenager's aims to reduce her environmental impact on the world. To that end, this 19-year-old student has lived in a cave for almost a year.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Norway cops chilled & friendly as they handle a drunk (Video)

Troms - American viewers have been fascinated by the laid-back and amused way two Norwegian police officers handle an unruly drunk in Tromsø, northern Norway, since the video appeared on LiveLeak. They figure their cops could learn a lot from these gentlemen.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

'Czech amnesiac's parents to visit him in Oslo'

Prague - The parents of a 36-year-old Czech amnesiac whose identity has been confirmed by DNA tests will visit him in Oslo where he was found last winter, a news report said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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Memorial for two massacre victims in Norway.
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Memorial for two massacre victims in Norway.
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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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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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Snusen the fox and Tinni the dog are firm friends.
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A makeshift memorial was created in Oslo  Norway to commemorate those who were killed when a gunman ...
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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.
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Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
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Norway sets an established quota of 1286 minke whales for the 2012 season.
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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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A note found in a  time capsule  containing half a billion German Reichsmarks hidden in 1930 in the ...
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A note found in a "time capsule" containing half a billion German Reichsmarks hidden in 1930 in the organ in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.
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Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen  No. 1 rated in the world  in play in round seven of the Tata Steel...
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Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, No. 1 rated in the world, in play in round seven of the Tata Steel tournament in Wijk aan Zee, The Netherlands - 19 January 2013
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A gay health charity has placed a bird box  filled with condoms  in Ekeberg Forest - a popular venue...
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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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Oslo in Norway was hit by record-breaking torrential rains on June 26  2014
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Oslo in Norway was hit by record-breaking torrential rains on June 26, 2014
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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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This time capsule package will be opened in Sel  Norway on Aug. 24
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This time capsule package will be opened in Sel, Norway on Aug. 24
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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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Screenshot of video showing a tow truck and rig falling off the cliff edge
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Ida Beate Løken, a 19-year-old student from the Sogn Agriculture and Horticulture School in Norway, lived in a cave for almost a year to reduce her impact on the environment.
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Ylvis sets up a  voice activated  ATM prank in Oslo  Norway with hilarious results.
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Ylvis sets up a "voice activated" ATM prank in Oslo, Norway with hilarious results.
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