In a nation where cricket is a religion and retiring superstar Sachin Tendulkar its resident deity, reigning world chess champion Viswanathan Anand holds his own as one of India's finest sportsmen.
Determined to dethrone India's world chess champion Viswanathan Anand, Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen admits two weaknesses: not being a good winner or a good loser. AFP profiles the "Harry Potter-type super-talent".
Oslo will bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the committee tasked with managing the bid announced on Thursday.
Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen was the clear favourite to win at the official opening ceremony of his world championship bid against India's Anand Viswanathan on Thursday.
Norway's near doubling of parental leave from 18 weeks to 35 weeks since its introduction in 1977 has had little long-term effect on children's school performance, parent's income or the labour participation of women, a new report has concluded.
The Nissan Leaf, the Japanese giant's electric car offering was Norway's best-selling car in October, marking the second month an electric vehicle has topped the country's car sales.
The policeman sacked for calling Norway's Prime Minister a "krapyl", or "creep" on Facebook has got his job back due to a procedural error.
The Fox, the viral YouTube hit from Norway's Ylvisåker brothers, has dropped four places on the US charts, ending its hopes of following A-ha to the second-ever Norwegian US number one.
The asylum seeker who stabbed three people to death on a bus in Norway on Sunday has been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment, his lawyer Fredrik Bergen said on Wednesday.