‘You’d be amazed at who beats me online’: Carlsen

‘You’d be amazed at who beats me online’: Carlsen

Norwegian chess phenomenon Magnus Carlsen has admitted to sneaking anonymously onto online chess forums and demolishing unsuspecting amateurs, in an answer to a question posed to him on Reddit, the user-generated news website.

Norway suicides up since financial crisis: OECD

Norway suicides up since financial crisis: OECD

Norway's suicide rate has jumped 15 percent since the financial crisis hit in 2007, while the share of the population who say they do not have enough money to buy food has leapt from 5.7 percent to seven percent, according to a new report from the OECD.

‘Somalia suicide bomber was Norwegian’: Shebab

‘Somalia suicide bomber was Norwegian’: Shebab

Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels on Wednesday identified a suicide car bomber who struck a town recently captured by African Union troops as a 60-year-old Somali man who held Norwegian citizenship.

Facebook ‘anxiety’ for children in care: report

Facebook ‘anxiety’ for children in care: report

Facebook and other social media sites are creating new forms of anxiety for children who have been taken into social care, as their parents openly discuss alcohol, drug use and other problems online, a new report by Norway's Nova think tank has revealed.

Expert calls for six-digit fines for elk deaths

Expert calls for six-digit fines for elk deaths

One of Norway's leading elk experts has called for six-digit fines to be imposed when motorists or trains kill the animals, arguing that is the only way to force rail and road organisations to take action.

Norway to mandate hospital circumcision

Norway to mandate hospital circumcision

Norway's Health Minister Bent Høie will propose that hospitals take the lead in carrying out ritual circumcisions on Jewish and Muslim baby boys, when the results of a government consultation are passed to the country's parliament for discussion in the coming weeks.