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Dane shoots Norway’s best-known albino elk

The shooting of an albino elk by a Danish hunter in south-east Norway has brought death threats for the hunting trip operator Norwegian hunters who had long agreed to let the white mammal live.

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Norway wakes up to biggest ever budget

Norwegians awoke on Thursday to news of the largest national budget in the century-old state’s history, as early morning budget leaks to the press heralded a 1.006 trillion kroner ($172.04 billion) spending spree for 2012.