Actors on Oslo, Norway, rehearse a scene from Bibelen, a six-hour play based on a nontraditional interpretation of the Bible. Interest in the Bible and biblical stories has surged in secularized Norway.
June 7, 2013 Also: The editor of the Science Fiction Writers of America Bulletin is stepping down amid a controversy over sexism; Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Award; an impromptu library for Turkish protesters.
In May 2011, uncollected rubbish piled up in Naples, Italy. Sweden hopes Italy might be willing to export the problem.
October 28, 2012 Move over Abba, Sweden has found new fame. The small Nordic country is breaking records — in waste. Sweden's program of generating energy from garbage is wildly successful, but recently its success has also generated a surprising issue: There is simply not enough trash.
Anders Behring Breivik in court today.
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August 24, 2012 Anders Behring Breivik got the maximum sentence. But if he's still considered to be a danger to society, his stay in prison could extend far beyond the 21-year term.
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Don't get between a beer and a bear.
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August 10, 2012 It looks like they broke into a cabin in Norway and helped themselves to 100 or so cans of brew. They left behind quite a mess. It's our second story about burglar bears this week.
People gathered in Oslo today to sing Children of the Rainbow, in a demonstration against the views of killer Anders Behring Breivik.
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April 26, 2012 Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people. He thinks a folk song that speaks of there being "one world" is brainwashing Norwegians. Today, thousands gathered to sing that song to show him they believe otherwise. See the video.
Anders Behring Breivik during today's court hearing in Oslo.
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November 14, 2011 Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to the gun and bomb attacks that killed 77, many of them teenagers, also asked in court today to be allowed to speak to relatives of the victims. That request was denied.
An oil platform in the Norwegian sea.
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August 26, 2011 With Moammar Gadhafi on the run, Libya needs to start thinking about its next big challenge — what to do with the massive amount of wealth they as a country possess in oil. Almost all countries that find oil suffer from the resource curse. But there is one notable exception — Norway.
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July 23, 2011 Authorities in Norway now say more than 80 people were killed Friday at a summer camp for young people shortly after a massive explosion killed at least seven people in Oslo. It's believed the two incidents are related.
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