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  • 'The concept of race is a slippery slope': Ullenhagnew
    1 August 2014, 4:00 pm - integration minister erik ullenhag tells the local why he plans to remove the term "race" from all swedish law, how he responds to his critics, and why sweden must steer clear of xenophobia.
  • Sweden's tourism figures on the rise for 2014new
    1 August 2014, 3:21 pm - tourism in sweden is on the rise, with the first half of 2014 seeing a boom in visiting figures for both domestic and foreign tourists.
  • How I tackled northern Sweden's savage insectsnew
    1 August 2014, 2:52 pm - ex-londoner paul connolly has just survived a northern sweden heat wave. but it wasn't the high temperatures that were the real problem, he recounts.
  • Railway fatalaties on the rise in Swedennew
    1 August 2014, 1:08 pm - even though sweden's traffic agency has drastic plans to reduce the number of people killed by trains in sweden, a new report shows that figures are on the rise.
  • Woman finds Ikea bags stuffed with 80 skeletonsnew
    1 August 2014, 11:51 am - updated: a woman in southern sweden is furious after stumbling upon scores of skulls and human bones inside ikea bags in a church. the man who dug up the bones, however, says it's not as bad as it looks.
  • Swedish Wikipedia jumps to second biggestnew
    1 August 2014, 9:51 am - there are now more swedish wikipedia entries than any other language in the world, besides english. and there's one swede who's largely responsible.
  • Assault with iron pipe 'no hate crime': policenew
    1 August 2014, 8:58 am - police in southern sweden have concluded that a man who was beaten with an iron pipe for hanging an israeli flag in his window was not a victim of a hate crime.
  • AstraZeneca hikes earnings outlooknew
    1 August 2014, 7:07 am - after fighting off a fierce takeover bid from pfizer, swedish-british drugmaker astrazeneca raised its 2014 earnings outlook and posted rising second quarter sales on thursday.
  • Race to be scrapped from Swedish legislationnew
    31 July 2014, 5:22 pm - the swedish government announced that it plans to remove all mentions of race from swedish legislation, saying that race is a social construct which should not be encouraged in law.
  • US aircraft 'violates' Swedish airspacenew
    31 July 2014, 2:57 pm - a mystery airplane that passed over swedish airspace recently has been revealed as an american aircraft, sources revealed on thursday.

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  • German hospitals ready for Ebola patientsnew
    1 August 2014, 4:50 pm - germany's high-tech isolation wards remained on alert on friday, ready to receive ebola patients should they be required to. german airports seemed less prepared for the potential dangers of the viral epidemic, however.
  • Two die in Bremen plane crashnew
    1 August 2014, 2:47 pm - update: two men died on friday afternoon when a plane crashed in bremen, causing a fire and a series of explosions in a warehouse near the city's airport.
  • Dead beggar 'ignored' for hours at Majorca airportnew
    1 August 2014, 2:22 pm - thousands of passengers departing from majorca's busy son sant joan airport failed to notice the dead body of a german beggar for at least six hours on thursday morning.
  • Merkel's party mutinies over tax cutsnew
    1 August 2014, 2:04 pm - chancellor angela merkel faced a rebellion from within her own party on friday after an unlikely coalition formed in favour of tax cuts for workers on lower incomes.
  • 'Look at those German shanty towns!'new
    1 August 2014, 12:19 pm - visitors to germany can sometimes be confused by the country's love of allotments in cities, known as a kleingarten. teacher and blogger kathleen ralf tells us what it's all about.
  • Lightning rods further delay Berlin Airportnew
    1 August 2014, 10:48 am - too few lightning rods and an undersized emergency generator have prevented part of berlin's new airport from opening. safety inspectors refused to sign off on the airport's north pier, thwarting progress on the massively delayed construction
  • Two thirds of Berlin's tourist flats now illegalnew
    1 August 2014, 10:24 am - two thirds of berlin's 12,000 tourist apartments advertised on sites such as airbnb were being run illegally from friday following a law change, leaving hosts open to potential punishment.
  • Lost goat halts Munich Airport trainsnew
    1 August 2014, 9:56 am - a lost pet goat called fritzi halted trains to munich airport and had to be rescued from the tracks after suffering a concussion.
  • Germany crowned U19 European Championsnew
    1 August 2014, 8:51 am - germany’s u19 football team added to a glorious summer of sport for the country by winning the european championships in budapest on thursday night.
  • 100 years ago, Germans celebrated war's outbreaknew
    1 August 2014, 8:46 am - a hundred years ago on friday germany declared war on russia and was preparing for an attack on france in the hope that britain would stay neutral. four years on, famine was ravaging the country and two million soldiers had been killed on the

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  • Obama calls for 'unconditional' release of Israeli soldiernew
    1 August 2014, 2:35 pm - washington: president barack obama on friday called for the unconditional and immediate release of an israeli soldier who was apparently captured in a clash with hamas. he said it would be difficult to put back together the ceasefire between hamas
  • Waseem survives knockdown to win semi-final boutnew
    1 August 2014, 11:14 am - pakistan were assured of at least another silver medal at the xx commonwealth games after boxer muhammad waseem won his fly-weight (52kg) semi-final bout against abdul omar of ghana in glasgow on friday. the 26-year-old fighter from pakistan is,
  • Child among two gunned down in Quettanew
    1 August 2014, 10:35 am - quetta: two people including a child were killed in a firing incident in pashtunabad area of quetta, the capital of balochistan province on friday evening, police said. imran qureshi, the superintendent of police (sp) told dawn.com that unidentified
  • Saudi king labels Israeli offensive in Gaza a war crimenew
    1 August 2014, 10:09 am - riyadh: saudi arabia's king abdullah broke his silence on friday over the three-week-old conflict in gaza, condemning what he saw as international silence over israel's offensive and describing this as a war crime and “state-sponsored
  • Nobody can derail democracy in Pakistan: Chaudhry‏new
    1 August 2014, 9:40 am - quetta: former chief justice of pakistan, iftikhar muhammad chaudhry on friday hinted on the possibility of launching a movement from quetta, if the democratic system in the country was derailed. addressing lawyers and judges at a function
  • Cross border attack kills FC soldier in Bajaurnew
    1 August 2014, 9:24 am - peshawar: one frontier corps (fc) soldier has been killed in a cross border attack at pakistan-afghanistan border in mamond tehsil of bajaur agency, military officials said on friday. the inter-services public relations (ispr) has confirmed that the
  • PTI denies govt’s claims of contacts over Aug 14 marchnew
    1 August 2014, 6:31 am - islamabad: pakistan tehreek-i-insaf (pti) vice chairman shah mehmood qureshi on friday strongly denied claims of the ruling pakistan muslim league - nawaz (pml-n) that the government is in touch with certain pti leaders to call off the 'million
  • Baghdad blasts kill 10: policenew
    1 August 2014, 6:29 am - baghdad: at least 10 people were killed and 29 wounded friday in bomb blasts that struck two districts of baghdad, police and hospital sources said. the deadliest was a car bomb in the northern shia neighbourhood of sadr city, which has been
  • Gaza truce unravels within hoursnew
    1 August 2014, 5:16 am - gaza city: a three-day gaza ceasefire that began friday quickly unraveled, with israel and hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of rafah. the ceasefire,
  • Saudi Airlines postpones operations' resumption from Peshawar airportnew
    1 August 2014, 4:47 am - peshawar: saudi arabian airlines has decided to postpone the resumption of its flight operations at the bacha khan international airport in peshawar to august 7, syed latiful haq, a terminal manager of the civil aviation authority (caa) at the

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  • Outrageous things judges saidnew
    1 August 2014, 4:42 pm - “she wasn’t the victim she claimed to be.” a judge actually said this about a rape victim. but that’s not the most shocking example of a judge saying something stupid.
  • Car prices hit new record lowsnew
    1 August 2014, 8:59 am - we hear it from car salespeople all the time, but this time they’re telling the truth: there really has never been a better time to buy a new or used car.
  • Parents sour over lure of sweets at checkoutsnew
    1 August 2014, 7:30 am - concerned parents want sweets and sugary drinks banned from store checkouts to help tackle childhood obesity
  • Mortgage firms at war for your loannew
    1 August 2014, 7:00 am - borrowers can snare a mortgage rate of below 4 per cent — some of the lowest in half a century — as the lending war intensifies, writes jessica irvine.
  • No budget emergency for bureaucratsnew
    1 August 2014, 6:50 am - exclusive: federal government departments are spending big on office refurbishments, while welfare recipients are told ‘the age of entitlement is over’.
  • Signs of compromise on $7 GP feenew
    1 August 2014, 6:45 am - after lobbying from the ama, health minister peter dutton has show the government might have a bit of ‘wiggle room’ on the controversial $7 gp fee.
  • SA submarine contract may head westnew
    1 August 2014, 5:19 am - exclusive: wa is set to benefit and sa is set to lose out from a federal government decision about the future of australia’s submarine-building industry.
  • Sacked chief’s warning to Motoring senatornew
    1 August 2014, 5:04 am - new senator ricky muir’s former chief-of-staff has warned the rookie politician to be wary of those around him after his own surprise sacking.
  • ’I feel pretty violated’: Nitschkenew
    1 August 2014, 3:09 am - voluntary euthanasia advocate dr philip nitschke claims his exit international organisation has been crippled by a police raid on his gilberton base today.
  • Woodside shareholders sink $2.9b plannew
    1 August 2014, 2:54 am - woodside shareholders have scuttled a $2.9 billion plan to remove royal dutch shell from the company’s share register.

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  • Protesters in Libya's Benghazi march against militiasnew
    1 August 2014, 5:18 pm - benghazi libya (reuters) - two thousand people took to the streets of benghazi on friday to protest against islamist militants and former rebel militias who have been fighting armed forces and taken over an important military base in the eastern
  • Republicans revive U.S. border security bills to speed deportationsnew
    1 August 2014, 5:16 pm - washington (reuters) - republicans in the u.s. house of representatives sought to patch over another deep rift and pass revised border security legislation on friday, hoping to persuade voters they are acting to tackle the growing crisis over child
  • U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate risesnew
    1 August 2014, 4:47 pm - washington (reuters) - u.s. job growth slowed a bit in july and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, pointing to slack in the labor market that could give the federal reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while.(image) (image)
  • Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 70 dead in Rafah shellingnew
    1 August 2014, 4:42 pm - gaza/jerusalem (reuters) - israel declared a gaza ceasefire over on friday, saying hamas militants breached the truce soon after it took effect and apparently captured an israeli officer while killing two other soldiers.(image) (image) (image)
  • Obama calls House immigration bill extreme, vows actionnew
    1 August 2014, 4:21 pm - washington (reuters) - president barack obama said on friday immigration legislation on track to pass in the house of representatives is unworkable and will force him to act on his own to address pressures from a surge of illegal immigrants on the
  • Experts recover human remains at Ukraine crash site despite new fightingnew
    1 August 2014, 4:05 pm - kiev (reuters) - international experts found the remains of more victims of the downed malaysian airliner in east ukraine on friday but fighting nearby between government forces and pro-russian rebels renewed security concerns around the
  • African leaders agree steps to fight runaway Ebola outbreaknew
    1 August 2014, 3:39 pm - conakry (reuters) - west african leaders agreed on friday to take stronger measures to try to bring the worst outbreak of ebola under control and prevent it spreading outside the region, including steps to isolate rural communities ravaged by the
  • Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'new
    1 August 2014, 3:35 pm - washington (reuters) - president barack obama said on friday the cia "tortured some folks" after the sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and that the white house had handed over to congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation
  • Argentina debt talks must continue after default: U.S. Judgenew
    1 August 2014, 2:52 pm - new york/buenos aires (reuters) - argentina cannot turn its back on negotiations with holdout creditors after defaulting on its sovereign debt, a u.s. judge instructed on friday, just as the country's failure to service a june interest payment was
  • Collateral damage: How Iran sanctions fears hurt humanitarian tradenew
    1 August 2014, 1:51 pm - london/ankara (reuters) - it should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international