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  • Joe Biden to arrive in Sweden for refugee talksnew
    24 August 2016, 3:29 pm - us vice president joe biden will arrive in stockholm on wednesday evening ahead of talks with swedish prime minister stefan löfven that are expected to focus on migration and refugees.
  • Boy who attacked goalkeeper 'bet thousands' on gamenew
    24 August 2016, 1:16 pm - a 17-year-old boy who stormed the pitch and attacked a goalkeeper in sweden’s top division earlier this month has claimed he had placed a large bet on the result.
  • Furious fireman lashes out at Malmö car arsonistsnew
    24 August 2016, 10:10 am - a fireman in malmö has won praise across sweden for calling out arsonists on the “bullshit” reasons behind a spate of car fires in the southern city.
  • See Stockholm spectacularly change through the seasonsnew
    24 August 2016, 9:41 am - how do you manage a long-distance relationship separated by time zones? one expat couple, who met in sweden before moving continents apart, found an answer in the form of photography – with spectacular results.
  • Groped woman had 'gigantic breasts' - player clearednew
    24 August 2016, 8:41 am - a police investigator has dropped a case against an ice hockey player accused of molesting a woman at a night club in northern sweden - because she had “gigantic breasts”.
  • Gran Canaria: 'So much more than beaches'new
    24 August 2016, 8:30 am - gran canaria may be best known for its beaches, but it’s got a lot more to offer than sand and surf. the local spoke with an expert about gran canaria’s hidden gem: the countryside.
  • Sweden’s high-speed trains the least punctual in Europenew
    24 August 2016, 7:04 am - sweden’s high-speed trains are the worst in europe and among the worst internationally when it comes to arriving on time, a new comparison shows.
  • Asylum seekers leaving Sweden in record numbersnew
    24 August 2016, 6:24 am - a record number of people who sought asylum in sweden have voluntarily left the country this year, with over 10,000 registered as having left. that coincides with the number of people seeking asylum in sweden falling sharply compared to 2015.
  • Long-term damage seen from brain injuries: Swedish studynew
    24 August 2016, 5:18 am - youths who suffer traumatic brain injuries such as concussions are more likely than their unharmed siblings to experience long-term psychological and social problems, a major study carried out in sweden said on tuesday.
  • 30 Swedish movies you must see before you dienew
    24 August 2016, 4:59 am - everyone is familiar with big hitters like let the right one in and the millennium trilogy, but sweden's cinema is much more than the blockbusters. to help us grasp the soul of swedish film, expert christian ekvall picks out 30 swedish movies to see

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  • At least 120 dead as deadly quake brings carnage to Italian mountainsnew
    24 August 2016, 5:38 pm - accumoli: at least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central italy wednesday, said prime minister matteo renzi, warning that the figure could still rise. some 368 people were injured in the tremor, he said at a
  • Suspect affiliated with MQM 'London secretariat' arrested, claims Rangersnew
    24 August 2016, 5:27 pm - karachi: pakistan rangers sindh on wednesday claimed to have arrested a suspect, affiliated with muttahida qaumi movement (mqm), for the alleged killing of a member of jamaat ahmedia.the suspect, according to the rangers spokesman, works for the mqm
  • Militants attack American University in Kabulnew
    24 August 2016, 3:55 pm - kabul: explosions and gunfire rang out as militants stormed the elite american university in kabul wednesday, prompting desperate calls for help from students trapped inside classrooms, in the latest attack in the afghan group has so far
  • Karachi will not be held hostage anymore, assures Nisarnew
    24 August 2016, 1:59 pm - karachi: interior minister chaudhry nisar on wednesday said karachi will not be held hostage anymore and congratulated the people and the security forces deployed in the metropolis for foiling the attempt to "take the city hostage".
  • Haj stoning to be shortened after deadly stampedenew
    24 August 2016, 12:53 pm - riyadh: a stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year's haj will be more tightly controlled during next month's pilgrimage, saudi newspapers reported on wednesday.the period during which pilgrims can perform the
  • Court acquits Axact CEO Shoaib Shaikh in money laundering casenew
    24 August 2016, 12:23 pm - karachi: a district and sessions court acquitted axact chief executive officer (ceo) shoaib shaikh in a money laundering case here on wednesday.shaikh’s counsel, shaukat hayat, had moved an applicable petition under section 249-a of the
  • First ODI: Roy falls to Nawaz after causing early damagenew
    24 August 2016, 12:22 pm - southampton: england opener jason roy scored a quick-fire 65 to give the hosts a dominating start against pakistan in the first odi of the five-match series at the ageas bowl in southampton on wednesday.the right-hander smashed six fours and one six
  • Man dies, woman injured as couple stoned in Swat over 'honour': policenew
    24 August 2016, 10:08 am - swat: a 27-year-old man was stoned to death and a married woman injured by her relatives in the name of 'honour' after the two were found in an 'objectionable position' in her family's home in the barikot area on wednesday, police said.deputy
  • Indian Navy submarine data leakednew
    24 August 2016, 9:46 am - sydney/paris: india is investigating the extent to which secrets about french scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities.
  • MQM's imprisoned Waseem Akhtar elected Karachi mayornew
    24 August 2016, 8:20 am - karachi: muttahida qaumi movement's (mqm) waseem akhtar has been elected karachi's mayor on wednesday. "let bygones be bygones," said akhtar while addressing media persons after the elections concluded. "its enough, we have fought enough


  • ‘I was a pretty girl but that’s no excuse’new
    24 August 2016, 9:28 am - the royal commission has, for the first time, provided a peek inside private sessions with rape survivors. these are their stories.
  • ‘Allahu akbar’: Stabbing victim namednew
    24 August 2016, 9:00 am - a tight-knit queensland community is reeling after a “bubbly” young british waitress was allegedly stabbed to death near townsville by a man shouting “allahu akbar”.
  • Masters to close doors before Xmasnew
    24 August 2016, 8:45 am - update: masters will shut its doors in december after woolworths pulled the plug on its failed experiment, with many of the 82 sites set to be turned into shopping centres.
  • Last rites for Masters hardwarenew
    24 August 2016, 8:30 am - get in quick. all masters stores will close, after owner woolworths pulled the plug on its home improvement experiment.
  • Crazy rain will make trip home hellnew
    24 August 2016, 8:17 am - flash flooding and heavy rain is coming, with the worst of it to hit commuters in the middle of rush hour — of course.
  • Aussie pageant entrant went off scriptnew
    24 August 2016, 8:16 am - forget world peace. an aussie entrant in an irish beauty pageant went way off script with a forthright speech on abortion. and the locals loved it.
  • Shorten’s super phone callnew
    24 August 2016, 6:45 am - labor has proposed an escape route for the pm and his unpopular super scheme. not that the government is likely to listen.
  • Qantas’ Olympic plane hiccupnew
    24 August 2016, 6:35 am - australia’s disappointing rio campaign continued on the way home, when the national carrier had to leave its specially-painted olympic plane in the hangar.
  • Get ready for 60-day heatwavesnew
    24 August 2016, 6:08 am - the latest predictions for our future are out — and they’re not good. new projections show how badly australia will suffer if the globe warms up by just two degrees.
  • Daughter takes search into her own handsnew
    24 August 2016, 5:17 am - sarah ristevski is working with the missing persons advocacy network as speculation mounts around the disappearance of her mum.

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  • Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbornew
    24 August 2016, 7:30 pm - (reuters) - scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on wednesday
  • Biden seeks to ease Turkey tensions over coup suspect Gulennew
    24 August 2016, 7:22 pm - ankara (reuters) - u.s. vice president joe biden sought on wednesday to ease tensions with turkey over its demands for extradition of a cleric it blames for july's failed coup, saying washington was cooperating but needed evidence to meet u.s. legal
  • Gunmen attack American university in Kabul, students fleenew
    24 August 2016, 7:21 pm - kabul (reuters) - suspected militants stormed the kabul campus of the american university of afghanistan on wednesday with some students jumping from second floor windows to escape the gunfire and explosions, witnesses and officials said. (image)
  • At least 120 killed as quake flattens towns in central Italynew
    24 August 2016, 7:19 pm - accumoli, italy (reuters) - an earthquake flattened towns in central italy in the early hours of wednesday, killing at least 120 people and burying some alive in their sleep, with volunteers and firefighters racing to free those trapped under mounds
  • Turkish tanks roll into Syria, pushing Islamic State out of key border townnew
    24 August 2016, 6:34 pm - karkamis, turkey/ankara (reuters) - syrian rebels backed by turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of islamic state's last strongholds on the turkish-syrian border on wednesday, in turkey's first major u.s.-backed incursion into its
  • French Muslims fear renewed stigmatization in burkini bannew
    24 August 2016, 6:27 pm - paris (reuters) - french muslims are concerned that decisions taken by some municipal authorities to ban the burkini could lead to further stigmatization of muslims, the head of a body representing muslims in france said on wednesday. (image)
  • U.S. existing home sales decline, prices still strongnew
    24 August 2016, 5:43 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. home resales fell more than expected in july after four straight months of strong gains, as a lack of inventory limited choice for buyers, but further price rises suggested the housing market remained on solid
  • Chorus grows for Clintons to shutter charitable foundationnew
    24 August 2016, 5:43 pm - washington (reuters) - the clinton foundation, the family philanthropy of democratic u.s. presidential candidate hillary clinton, should shut down or transfer operations to another charity despite its good work to avoid perceptions of "pay-for-play",
  • Ford to recall 91,000 cars worldwide to fix fuel-pump issuenew
    24 August 2016, 4:01 pm - (reuters) - ford motor co said on wednesday it was recalling about 91,000 vehicles worldwide to replace faulty fuel-pump parts that could potentially cause a car to stall without warning. (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • Exclusive: Monsanto pulls new GM cotton seed from India in protestnew
    24 August 2016, 2:16 pm - new delhi (reuters) - monsanto co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in india, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between new delhi and the world's biggest seed