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  • Wet July dampens Swedes' summer spiritnew
    31 July 2015, 4:49 pm - swedes complaining about the disappointing summer were vindicated after meterologists revealed on friday that july indeed finished wetter – but warmer – than normal.
  • Snoop Dogg's initial drug test positive say policenew
    31 July 2015, 2:51 pm - initial tests suggest that us rapper snoop dogg was under the influence when he was arrested by swedish police after performing at a gig last weekend, a police spokesman told the local on friday.
  • Swedes get set for new money, money, moneynew
    31 July 2015, 12:38 pm - a new smartphone app is set to help swedes navigate the biggest switch in bank notes the country has ever seen with only two months to go before the new cash is introduced.
  • Mining behind Swedish 'earthquake' say expertsnew
    31 July 2015, 12:19 pm - on friday sweden awoke to news of the second earthquake in less than a week, this time in the far north of the country. but a seismologist told the local that the tremors were the result of mining activity.
  • Swedish farm mystery as pigs vanish without tracenew
    31 July 2015, 9:55 am - updated: a swedish farmer is mystified about the disappearance of 64 pigs from his farmyard in the town of vingåker, central sweden.
  • Bananas free Swedish man from speeding finenew
    31 July 2015, 8:22 am - a swedish driver has escaped speeding tickets in court – because the offender was eating a banana. if that sounds bananas to you, keep reading.
  • How to throw your own Swedish crayfish partynew
    31 July 2015, 8:01 am - august crayfish parties are one of the highlights of the swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. food writer john duxbury shares his best tips with the local for making your own crayfish party a success.
  • Concerns over 'too Swedish' police forcenew
    31 July 2015, 7:29 am - updated: swedish police academies expressed concern on friday over a sharp decline in the number of foreign-born future officers.
  • Sweden to crack down on silly police reportsnew
    30 July 2015, 5:25 pm - the swedish government announced on thursday that is is going to launch an investigation into valuable police time being wasted by officers forced to deal with unnecessary reports and complaints.
  • Booming exports boost for Sweden's economynew
    30 July 2015, 5:18 pm - figures showing a surprise financial growth spurt in the second quarter of the year have been hailed as proof that sweden's economy is on the road to recovery.

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  • July asylum applications hit 'all-time record'new
    31 July 2015, 5:05 pm - more people applied for asylum in germany in july than in any previous month on record, the ministry for immigration and refugees announced on friday.
  • The 1,000s of Germans massacred after WWIInew
    31 July 2015, 4:26 pm - seventy years ago on friday, a munitions depot exploded in the czechoslovakian town of ústí nad labem. for the thousands of sudeten germans who lived in the town, the event was a death sentence.
  • Minister seeks to rid laws of 'Nazi language'new
    31 July 2015, 3:30 pm - germany has made great efforts to purge legal system of remnants of adolf hitler's regime, but some laws still bear traces of the nazi past. the justice minister wants to change this.
  • Newborn baby found in Munich airport toiletsnew
    31 July 2015, 2:30 pm - a newborn baby was found in a toilet in munich airport on thursday. police so far have no clue as to who or where the mother is.
  • Treason investigation of Netzpolitik haltednew
    31 July 2015, 12:47 pm - update: federal prosecutors announced on friday they are suspending investigations of treason against 'digital rights' website netzpolitik for 'the greater good' of upholding freedom of the press.
  • Brit arrested in Munich for meth smugglingnew
    31 July 2015, 11:15 am - a 50-year-old british woman is being held in custody in munich on suspicion of attempting to smuggle two kilos of crystal meth out of munich airport disguised as sweets.
  • Michael Jackson shrine may have to beat itnew
    31 July 2015, 9:02 am - a memorial set up in germany by some of michael jackson's most ardent fans the day after his sudden 2009 death has come under threat in a strangely emotional turf war.
  • Ai Weiwei in Germany as UK slammed over visanew
    31 July 2015, 8:22 am - chinese dissident artist ai weiwei arrived in munich on thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare a supposed "criminal conviction" on his
  • Start-up helps new Berliners slash red tapenew
    30 July 2015, 6:12 pm - why waste time jumping through the hoops of german bureaucracy when you can pay someone else to take the hassle off your hands? a new berlin company is offering to do just that - and it's got city officials fuming in the process.
  • 'Women-only' parking: sensible or sexist?new
    30 July 2015, 3:10 pm - frankfurt airport is one of many places in germany to offer women their own 'bigger and nicer' parking areas. is this sensible practice or plain sexist?

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  • Woman speaks of forced conversion, denial to lodge FIR of rape, traffickingnew
    1 August 2015, 2:00 am - karachi: how women of marginalised communities are suffering at the hands of influential people and the state has turned a blind eye towards their misery came to light at a press conference held on friday. emmi, 30, and resident of thatta city, is
  • 1,000 policemen to protect Chinese working on CPEC projectsnew
    1 August 2015, 2:00 am - karachi: authorities of the sindh police decided on friday to depute 1,000 commandos for the security of chinese nationals already working on different projects and those likely to come here in connection with the china-pakistan economic corridor
  • Pakistan becomes associate member of CERNnew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - islamabad: the european organisation for nuclear research, known as cern, has formally conferred its associate membership on pakistan, following completion of required internal ratification process by it.pakistan has thus become the first member of
  • UN receives MQM letternew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - united nations: the united nations said on friday that it had received a letter sent by muttahida qaumi movement as reported in the pakistani media.the un deputy spokesman farhanul haq said the letter had been received and “we are studying
  • Gwadar to be made safe for investmentnew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - quetta: the balochistan government has decided to take all possible measures to make gwadar a safe city for local and foreign investors.the decision was taken at a meeting presided over by chief minister dr abdul malik baloch here on friday.commander
  • Pakistan takes over command of counter-terrorism naval coalitionnew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - islamabad: pakistan navy has assumed the command of the multi-national naval maritime security and counter-terrorism coalition named combined task force 150 (ctf-150) from the french navy, said a navy spokesman on friday.this is the eighth time that
  • NAB sets up special wing to improve performance, SC toldnew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - islamabad: the national accountability bureau informed the supreme court on friday that in compliance with its directive the bureau had established a special monitoring and evaluation wing to ensure integrity checks, quality standards, transparency
  • Law amended to cut number of ballots to be printed for LG pollsnew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - islamabad: the government of punjab has promulgated an ordinance to amend the law for reducing the number of ballot papers to be printed for the next local government elections in the province.an official of the election commission of pakistan told
  • Pakistan criticises world community for not acting decisively on massive human sufferingnew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - united nations: pakistan on thursday criticised the international community for not acting decisively on the massive human suffering as a consequence of the “global wave of displacement and forced migrations — in europe, the middle east
  • Pakistani beheadednew
    1 August 2015, 1:59 am - riyadh: saudi arabia beheaded a convicted pakis­tani heroin trafficker on friday.shah faisal azeem shah was found guilty of smuggling the drugs hidden in his body, the interior ministry said in a statement reported by the official saudi press

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