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Thirsty cyclists mistake soap for soft-drink
Cyclists in Norway were hospitalised after drinking washing detergent "Omo", believing it was a sports drink.. Photo: Bård Idås / NTB scanpix

Thirsty cyclists mistake soap for soft-drink

Six cyclists in Norway were sent to hospital on Friday after drinking a soap detergent they thought was a sports drink. READ  

Norway asks EU to sanction Hungary
Minister for European Affairs Vidar Helgesen. Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Norway asks EU to sanction Hungary

Tensions between Norway and Hungary escalated after the Nordic country on Thursday asked the EU to consider sanctions against the eastern European country. READ  

Teen arrested over sex assault of schoolgirl
The attack took place in Åsane, just outside Bergen. Photo: Bergen Norway Shutterstock

Teen arrested over sex assault of schoolgirl

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on Thursday for the sexual assault of a six-year-old schoolgirl in Bergen. READ  

Arendal becomes first town to ban begging
Arendal in South Norway. Photo: Shutterstock

Arendal becomes first town to ban begging

Arendal in the heart of South Norway became the country's first municipality to introduce the begging ban on Thursday. READ  

Norwegian brewery pulls 'fart-smelling' beer
Mack brewers of Tromso, makers of the offending ale. Photo: Still Life with a keg of beer and beer in the mug . Shutterstock

Norwegian brewery pulls 'fart-smelling' beer

A Norwegian brewery has removed all stock of one of its beers on Thursday after drinkers complained of its foul-smelling aroma. READ  

Norway teachers to step up strike action
Ragnild Lied, head of the Union of Education Norway and Per Kristian Sundnes, head of negotiation for KS, talk with press in Oslo after another failed meeting between the parties. Photo: Vegard Wivest

Norway teachers to step up strike action

The teachers' union will ask 850 more teachers to strike, bring the total of teachers striking in Norway to 9,000, it was announced on Wednesday. READ  

Isis gang of four sparked Norway's terror alert
What next for PST chief Benedicte Bjørnland and Norway's terror threat? Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

Isis gang of four sparked Norway's terror alert

Four terrorists connected to Isis were responsible for the recent terror alert in Norway, claimed a media report on Thursday. READ  

Mohammed is most popular name in Oslo
Photo: Group of multiethnic babies Shutterstock

Mohammed is most popular name in Oslo

For the first time in the capital city's history, Mohammed is the most common name for boys and men, said a study on Thursday. READ  

Ødegaard: Norway's youngest player ever
Martin Ødegaard got his first heads up for Norway in a 0-0 draw with UAE. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Ødegaard: Norway's youngest player ever

Martin Ødegaard earned his first senior cap against UAE on Wednesday to become Norway's youngest football international. READ  

Man escapes house torture horror in Norway
Two people arrested in connection with the torture of a man in Sandefjord, south-east Norway. Photo: Sandefjord. Norway Shutterstock

Man escapes house torture horror in Norway

A Norwegian man escaped and required medical care for knife wounds after having been held captive and tortured in an apartment in central Sandefjord on Wednesday. READ  

Features
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Interview: Helene Meldahl, selfie artist
Helene Meldahl, Norway's selfie supremo. Photo: Helene Meldahl / mirrorsme

Interview: Helene Meldahl, selfie artist

Helene Meldahl is a Norwegian artist who became famous after her unique style of selfie mirror art made her an internet phenomena. The Local asked the multi-media maverick to reflect a little and 'selfie' analyse her work. READ  

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Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador
Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the Chess Olympiad 2014, held in Norway.

Interview: Jan Berglund, Chess Olympiad ambassador

In August the Chess Olympiad comes to Tromsø. 181 countries take part, crowning it the third biggest sporting event in the world. The Local makes its move to meet Jan Sigmund Berglund, head event coordinator of the event and a key ambassador of the sport in the Arctic Circle. READ  

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

'I know Norway through crack and murderers'

The Local's Oliver Gee catches up with UK comedian Bill Bailey ahead of his three Norway shows. He dissects winter sports, crime fiction, and Norwegians' puzzling sensitivity to his jokes about Wales. READ  

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Feature: Norway's Dalai Lama dilemma
The Dalai Lama visiting Oslo in 2005. Photo: Håkon Mosvsvold Larsen/Scanpix

Feature: Norway's Dalai Lama dilemma

A planned visit by the Dalai Lama has Oslo torn between its will to warm up frozen ties with China and warnings from the public not to compromise its stance on human rights, writes AFP's Pierre-Henry Deshayes. READ  

FEATURE: Norway's bitter rivalry with Sweden
The Swedes jump for joy after winning gold in the Men's Relay 4x10km. Photo: Maja Suslin/TT

FEATURE: Norway's bitter rivalry with Sweden

If you thought the Winter Olympics are just about the Cold War-style ice hockey rivalry between North America and Russia then think again. The enmity between Nordic neighbours Sweden and Norway on the supposedly placid tracks of the cross country skiing can barely be matched for bad blood. READ  

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Meet Norway's raining kings of fashion
T-Michael (left) and Alexander Helle of fashion label Norwegian Rain. Photo: Norwegian Rain

Meet Norway's raining kings of fashion

The design duo behind Norwegian Rain, Norway's award-winning fashion brand, tell The Local how making rainwear that is both functional and stylish is not all grey skies. READ  

300 oil companies hacked in Norway

300 oil companies hacked in Norway

Around 300 oil and energy in Norway companies has been affected by one of the biggest computer hacking attacks ever to happen in the country, a government source said on Wednesday. READ  

Breivik's lawyer defends Øyer murder suspect
Geir Lippestad, Anders Behring Breivik's defence lawyer. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB scanpix

Breivik's lawyer defends Øyer murder suspect

Kim Andreas Kristiansen, charged for the murder of his stepfather in Øyer, has hired Geir Lippestad as his defence lawyer when he returns to Norway. READ  

Hollywood star set to take the stage in Norway
US actor Bill Pullman will take to the stage in Bergen from December. Photo: Actor Bill Pullman Shutterstock

Hollywood star set to take the stage in Norway

American actor Bill Pullman will draw theatre audiences to Bergen when he takes the lead part in a Shakespeare play, it was announced on Tuesday. READ  

Norway prospers as wealth fund value soars
Finance Minister Siv Jensen announces Norway's booming fortunes from oil. Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

Norway prospers as wealth fund value soars

Public spending could get a boost in Norway after it was revealed the country's sovereign wealth fund could reach six trillion kroner ($973 billion), the Norwegian government said on Monday. READ  

Martin Ødegaard may still play against England
Will Norway's Martin Ødegaard sit out the friendly against England on September 3rd? Photo: Torstein Bøe / NTB scanpix

Martin Ødegaard may still play against England

Martin Ødegaard, football's 15-year-old Norwegian sensation, may have been left out of the squad to face England on September 3rd, it was announced on Monday, but the national coach has not ruled out the midfielder's late inclusion. READ  

Norway's teachers may strike for months
Norway's schoolchildren face an uncertain future as the teachers strike continues.Photo: Shutterstock

Norway's teachers may strike for months

Every day of the teacher's strike is costing Norway 10 million kroner ($1.62 million) a day, and with the teachers' unions holding over 700 million kroner ($115 million) in account, the action could continue for many months. READ  

Øyer murder: Suspect stepson hands himself in
Kim Andreas Kristiansen is wanted for his stepfather's murder in Øyer. Photo: Police / NTB scanpix.

Øyer murder: Suspect stepson hands himself in

The key suspect in the hunt for the Øyer killer turned himself in to Dutch police on Monday. READ  

Armed raiders ransack Norwegian poker players
Norwegian poker players were robbed by a masked gang during a poker game in Sweden. Photo: Vintage casino game Shutterstock

Armed raiders ransack Norwegian poker players

Around 15 people, most of them Norwegians, were robbed at gunpoint as they played poker in Strömstad, Sweden last week. READ  

Terrorists may lose Norwegian citizenship
MP Solveig Horne sending "a strong signal to people wanting to take part in terror operations.” Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB scanpix

Terrorists may lose Norwegian citizenship

The government is considering withdrawing Norwegian citizenship from people taking part in terror activities and wars abroad. READ  

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Vienna teenager strangles wild boar piglet
Wild boar piglet. Photo: Steven Walling

Vienna teenager strangles wild boar piglet

A teenager has strangled a baby wild boar in Vienna’s Lainzer Tiergarten wildlife preserve - apparently out of boredom. READ  

Teen shot dead in Saint Gallen city mosque
Photo: Saint Gallen cantonal police

Teen shot dead in Saint Gallen city mosque

UPDATE: One person was killed Friday in a shooting in the prayer hall of a mosque in the Swiss city of Saint Gallen, police said. Media reports said the victim was 18 and was killed as a result of a row between Albanian families. READ  

Greens boss films ice challenge with cannabis
Cem Özdemir empties a bucket of water over his head next to a cannabis plant. Photo: Bündnis 90/Die Grünen

Greens boss films ice challenge with cannabis

What looked like just another ALS ice bucket challenge video has become a political statement after the leader of Germany's Green Party Cem Özdemir confirmed he filmed his clip next to a cannabis plant. READ  

Nervous student causes manhunt in Copenhagen
Police responded to the report of a suspicious man aboard a train in Copenhagen. Photo: Claus Bech/Scanpix

Nervous student causes manhunt in Copenhagen

Armed police officers searched throughout the city for a man reported as behaving suspiciously on the train. After finding him it turns out he was "completely clean". READ  

Ice Bucket Challenge
Man hurt as friend swaps ice bucket for plane
"They obviously miscalculated how much water it was," the head of the skydiving company located at the scene of the accident told The Local. File Photo: Pedro Armestre/AFP

Man hurt as friend swaps ice bucket for plane

UPDATED: A Belgian man has been seriously injured after his pilot friend dropped 1,500 litres (396 gallons) of water on him from a fire-fighting plane as part of a failed Ice Bucket Challenge. READ  

Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'
A passenger was reportedly forced off an American Airlines plane because he smelled. Photo: Vincent Desjardins/Flickr

Parisian kicked off flight 'because he smelled'

An investigation is underway to see whether American Airlines may be guilty of discrimination after a passenger from Paris claims he was forced off a plane because he smelled. The airline denies the allegation. READ  

Refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food
Refugees at a centre in Italy protest against their "pasta and tomato sauce" diet. Photo: Russell James Smith

Refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food

A protest held by refugees against “monotonous” Italian food was “excessive”, especially at a time when thousands of Italians go hungry, the president of a police organization told The Local. READ  

Ten injured at Malmö anti-Nazi demonstration
Police on horseback charge into the crowd in Malmö during the counter demonstration on August 23rd 2014. Photo: Drago Prvulovic/TT

Ten injured at Malmö anti-Nazi demonstration

A planned manifestation against the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes spiralled out of control on Saturday in Malmö as police and protesters clashed leading to several injuries. READ  

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