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Statoil buys US shale oil firm

Norwegian oil giant Statoil on Monday announced the $4.7 billion purchase of US company Brigham Exploration, in a move to enable the expansion of its non-conventional oil and gas extraction activities in the US.

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Researcher bemoans dearth of new names

Norwegian name researcher Gulbrand Alhaug has called on parents to use their imagination when it comes to naming their children in order to increase variety and to combat the advance of internationalisation.

Sheep saved from cliff in dramatic chopper rescue

Sheep saved from cliff in dramatic chopper rescue

Six sheep were hoisted to safety by helicopter on Sunday, after weeks spent stranded on a steep mountain cliff edge.