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Chicago Tribune
Rosa Parks documents reveal the fury behind the image of stoic protesterThe black-and-white photograph of Rosa Parks on the bus looks familiar. She’s
Rosa Parks documents reveal the fury behind the image of stoic protester
Chicago Tribune / Posted 2 hours ago
The black-and-white photograph of Rosa Parks on the bus looks familiar. She’s staring forward, reenacting her moment in history as if preparing for a place in a grade school textbook on the civil rights movement, conservatively dressed in a hat and... Read more
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Japan Today
Olympic organizers defend designer over logo; deny it's copied ‹ Japan TodayTokyo Olympic organizers defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal Friday,
Olympic organizers defend designer over logo; deny it's copied ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 5 hours ago
Tokyo Olympic organizers defended a Japanese designer in a logo scandal Friday, denying allegations his design for the 2020 Summer Games was copied from a Belgian theater. At a news conference in Tokyo, the organizers disclosed designer Kenjiro... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
These collectibles leave lasting impressionsSmall engraved stamps for making impressions on sealing wax or with ink on pape
These collectibles leave lasting impressions
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 6 hours ago
Small engraved stamps for making impressions on sealing wax or with ink on paper date back more than 3,000 years, and examples of them, cut in gemstones or metal such as gold, silver or bronze, are known to have been used in China, Assyria and... Read more
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The News & Observer
Gene Chizik finds “karma” in fresh start at UNCbrother Bill. They all played football together, went off to World War II toget
Gene Chizik finds “karma” in fresh start at UNC
The News & Observer / Posted 12 hours ago
brother Bill. They all played football together, went off to World War II together and in some ways grew old together. Before his father died in 2002, Chizik and Bill Justice took a trip to the hospital. Chizik still remembers what Justice told... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
TTIP controversy: European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents releasedand Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
TTIP controversy: European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 12 hours ago
and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released Page one of 14: Responding to a Freedom of Information request from an EU watchdog regarding contacts between officials and the tobacco industry, the European Commission... Read more
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KHQ Spokane
Mad Minute stories for Thursday, August 27thN.D. (AP) -- Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed
Mad Minute stories for Thursday, August 27th
KHQ Spokane / Posted 22 hours ago
N.D. (AP) -- Two North Dakota State University students got a scare when armed police officers mistook their telescope for a rifle. WDAY-TV reports ( ) that Levi Joraanstad and Colin Waldera were setting up the... Read more
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PhysOrg
Researchers find instance of jellyfish benefitting top predators in an ocean ecosystemDrifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacolog
Researchers find instance of jellyfish benefitting top predators in an ocean ecosystem
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
Drifters-in-the-sea: salps bloom off the coast of New Zealand. Credit: Seacology (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Japan and the U.S. has found an instance of jellyfish offering a benefit to a top ocean predator. In their paper published in the... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Swoyersville couple celebrating 70 years of marriagecouple got married in a hastily arranged ceremony on Aug. 25, 1945. World War
Swoyersville couple celebrating 70 years of marriage
New Jersey Herald / Posted 2 days ago
couple got married in a hastily arranged ceremony on Aug. 25, 1945. World War II had just ended 10 days earlier when Japan announced its surrender. Anthony was still recuperating after his release from a German POW camp, where he languished... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
GOP senator accuses Clinton of improperly passing state secrets to her lawyerrisk” to national security, Hillary Clinton gave her State Department emails co
GOP senator accuses Clinton of improperly passing state secrets to her lawyer
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
risk” to national security, Hillary Clinton gave her State Department emails containing Top Secret and other classified information to her lawyer, who lacked sufficient clearances to possess it and who kept it for as long as eight months, the... Read more
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donga.com
donga.com[English donga]Professor Lee Myung-hak at Sungkyunkwan University asked Seoul citizens to writ
donga.com[English donga]
donga.com / Posted 3 days ago
Professor Lee Myung-hak at Sungkyunkwan University asked Seoul citizens to write down their children�s names in Chinese letters, 62.8 percent of those in their 30s couldn�t write them. Chinese letters are secret codes to young generations who... Read more
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PhysOrg
Birth of photo-sensitive magnets: New functional photonic materials and devices based on magnetismcenter), and the concept of three-terminal photonic device utilizing photo-magn
Birth of photo-sensitive magnets: New functional photonic materials and devices based on magnetism
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
center), and the concept of three-terminal photonic device utilizing photo-magnetic property (lower right). Digital information technology has great impact on our lives that has strongly motivated scientists to look for faster and more... Read more
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Quartz
The mysterious European businessman who gave India its iconic railway book stallsoperations from Allahabad to north India. The line from Allahabad to Jabalpur h
The mysterious European businessman who gave India its iconic railway book stalls
Quartz / Posted 4 days ago
operations from Allahabad to north India. The line from Allahabad to Jabalpur had already been constructed in 1867 and so for the first time Calcutta and Bombay were connected by rail via these two cities. Moreau was at that time a young employee... Read more
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Toowoomba Chronicle
Father Doneley influenced many in ToowoombaBarry O'Farrell has described Kensington Catholic priest Father Tyson Doneley a
Father Doneley influenced many in Toowoomba
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
Barry O'Farrell has described Kensington Catholic priest Father Tyson Doneley as an extraordinary man "once met, never forgotten". Father Doneley was ordained in 1946, before spending 60 years in education. During that time he taught three... Read more
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Queensland Times
Father Doneley influenced many in ToowoombaBarry O'Farrell has described Kensington Catholic priest Father Tyson Doneley a
Father Doneley influenced many in Toowoomba
Queensland Times / Posted 4 days ago
Barry O'Farrell has described Kensington Catholic priest Father Tyson Doneley as an extraordinary man "once met, never forgotten". Father Doneley was ordained in 1946, before spending 60 years in education. During that time he taught three... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
Greying Japan eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians Published: 24 August 2015 6:55 AM In all, Japan last year had nearly 59,000
Greying Japan eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 5 days ago
Published: 24 August 2015 6:55 AM In all, Japan last year had nearly 59,000 people who were 100 or older. – AFP/Relaxnews pic, August 24, 2015.Japan said Thursday it is eyeing a cheaper alternative... Read more
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Salon.com
From poster mom to pariahof our polyamorous friends’ house in South L.A. We became the darlings of the i
From poster mom to pariah
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
of our polyamorous friends’ house in South L.A. We became the darlings of the internet a year later, as the poster couple for what was regarded here in the U.S. as the “home-birth movement.” Even before our son’s birth, pregnancy had conveyed... Read more
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Japan Today
Gov't eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians as numbers soar ‹ Japan TodayThe Japanese government is looking at a cheaper alternative to the pricey gift
Gov't eyes cheaper gifts for centenarians as numbers soar ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 6 days ago
The Japanese government is looking at a cheaper alternative to the pricey gift that it gives to people turning 100 each year, in a nation famous for its long-living population. The welfare ministry pointed to the growing cost, as Tokyo wrestles with... Read more
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The Shawano Leader
4-H provides international connectionA young Japanese student’s visit to the U.S. through a Wisconsin 4-H program en
4-H provides international connection
The Shawano Leader / Posted 7 days ago
A young Japanese student’s visit to the U.S. through a Wisconsin 4-H program ends Saturday, but the student’s connection with his host family in Shawano will endure. Steve Rhodes, his wife, Sandy, and their son, John, welcomed 13-year-old Shonoske... Read more
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Aylesbury Today
Letters round- Doctors must not be involved in assisted suicidenot doctors – should make decisions over assisted suicide if a new law is intro
Letters round- Doctors must not be involved in assisted suicide
Aylesbury Today / Posted 7 days ago
not doctors – should make decisions over assisted suicide if a new law is introduced, according to a correspondent on our letters page. COURTS MUST DECIDE A recent poll suggests that 82% of the British public are in favour of assisted... Read more
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Marin Independent Journal
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 22because we didn’t have data about the natural resources found in the preserves.
Marin IJ Readers’ Forum for Aug. 22
Marin Independent Journal / Posted 7 days ago
because we didn’t have data about the natural resources found in the preserves. We sometimes made decisions in an information vacuum based on who complained the loudest. We didn’t have plans with clearly articulated goals and solutions. But... Read more
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PhysOrg
Scientists grow high-quality graphene from tea tree extract(Left) Tea tree leaf. (Right) Microscope images of graphene grown from tea tree
Scientists grow high-quality graphene from tea tree extract
PhysOrg / Posted 7 days ago
(Left) Tea tree leaf. (Right) Microscope images of graphene grown from tea tree oil for (a) 1 second, (b) 1 minute, (c) 2 minutes, and (d) 4 minutes. Credit: Jacob, et al. ©2015 American Chemical Society (Phys.org)—Graphene has been grown from... Read more
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Faster Louder
A love letter to Machine Translations' 'Happy', from Caitlin ParkAs part of a new series we are asking artists to pen love letters to their favo
A love letter to Machine Translations' 'Happy', from Caitlin Park
Faster Louder / Posted 7 days ago
As part of a new series we are asking artists to pen love letters to their favourite albums. This week CAITLIN PARK sends some fuzzy feelings to Machine Translations’ 2002 record Happy. To my dearest darling Happy, I feel like you’re always with... Read more
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Northern Star
Jenny Dowell awarded by Japanese Foreign MinisterLISMORE Mayor Jenny Dowell has been awarded a Foreign Minister's Commendation b
Jenny Dowell awarded by Japanese Foreign Minister
Northern Star / Posted 8 days ago
LISMORE Mayor Jenny Dowell has been awarded a Foreign Minister's Commendation by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Cr Dowell was among five 2015 recipients of this award, which is presented to individuals and groups who have made outstanding... Read more
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North Platte Bulletin
Vietnam veterans reunion opensis $50, and entitles registrants to a tee-shirt, seminars, ceremonies and night
Vietnam veterans reunion opens
North Platte Bulletin / Posted 8 days ago
is $50, and entitles registrants to a tee-shirt, seminars, ceremonies and nightly entertainment. Seminars include information on PTSD, financial information, the history of helicopters in Vietnam, and a “Missing in America” ceremony at Fort... Read more
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Nelson Star
Izushi Society winding down, Cottonwood Falls Park in questionJim Sawada has been looking after Cottonwood Falls Park for decades: pruning, w
Izushi Society winding down, Cottonwood Falls Park in question
Nelson Star / Posted 8 days ago
Jim Sawada has been looking after Cottonwood Falls Park for decades: pruning, weeding, planting, watering, landscaping, organizing. But he says he’s getting on in years, as are many other members of the Nelson Izushi Friendship Society, and they... Read more
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PhysOrg
New data from Antarctic detector firms up cosmic neutrino sightingof 2013 observations confirming the existence of cosmic neutrinos. The evidenc
New data from Antarctic detector firms up cosmic neutrino sighting
PhysOrg / Posted 8 days ago
of 2013 observations confirming the existence of cosmic neutrinos. The evidence is important because it heralds a new form of astronomy using neutrinos, the nearly massless high-energy particles generated in nature's accelerators: black holes,... Read more
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Newswise
New Data From Antarctic Detector Firms Up Cosmic Neutrino Sighting Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsPhysical Review Letters, Aug 2
New Data From Antarctic Detector Firms Up Cosmic Neutrino Sighting
Newswise / Posted 8 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsPhysical Review Letters, Aug 20-2015 Newswise — MADISON, Wis. — Researchers using the IceCube Neutrino Observatory have sorted through... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Dole Institute Honors 70th Anniversary of V-J Day The letters, from the Nancy (Dole) Poche collection, augment an online resour
Dole Institute Honors 70th Anniversary of V-J Day
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 8 days ago
The letters, from the Nancy (Dole) Poche collection, augment an online resource, the Dole Family World War II Letters, launched by the Dole Archives in April to commemorate Bob Dole’s battlefield... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
Letters on V-J Day, Hinsley Park, thanks for a thoughtful actBig news I thank the News-Journal for printing in "Today in History" the sente
Letters on V-J Day, Hinsley Park, thanks for a thoughtful act
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Big news I thank the News-Journal for printing in "Today in History" the sentence, "On Aug. 14, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced that Imperial Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II." However since this is the 70th... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Ageing Japan rethinks costly centenary giftsJapan, a nation famous for its long-living population, is considering a cheaper
Ageing Japan rethinks costly centenary gifts
Sky News Australia / Posted 8 days ago
Japan, a nation famous for its long-living population, is considering a cheaper alternative to the pricey gift that it gives to people turning 100. More than half a century ago, Japan decided to celebrate longevity by presenting centenarians with a... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
There's no method to fan madness over Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Hamlet'To plead or not to plead? After a "mortifying" moment during a preview performa
There's no method to fan madness over Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Hamlet'
Los Angeles Times / Posted 9 days ago
To plead or not to plead? After a "mortifying" moment during a preview performance of "Hamlet," Benedict Cumberbatch decided it was time for a direct appeal. He'd been onstage, delivering the Prince of Denmark's most famous soliloquy, when the red... Read more
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PhysOrg
Computer models show significant tsunami strength for Ventura and OxnardTopographic/bathymetric map of onshore/offshore Southern California, with heigh
Computer models show significant tsunami strength for Ventura and Oxnard
PhysOrg / Posted 9 days ago
Topographic/bathymetric map of onshore/offshore Southern California, with height and depth in meters. The Red Mountain and Pitas Point faults are considered in this study. Triangles indicate direction of dip; faults without triangles are considered... Read more
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iol.co.za
Queen shows no sign of stepping asideat St Martin-in-the-Fields church in central London on August 15, 2015, to mark
Queen shows no sign of stepping aside
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in central London on August 15, 2015, to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ (Victory over Japan) Day. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N London - After 63 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth next month becomes Britain's... Read more
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chroniclelive
Letters sent out to tens of thousands of Tynesiders in a bid to boost region's healthLetters have been sent out this week in a bid to keep a checks on the health of
Letters sent out to tens of thousands of Tynesiders in a bid to boost region's health
chroniclelive / Posted 9 days ago
Letters have been sent out this week in a bid to keep a checks on the health of tens of thousands of North Easterners. The checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years, with the aim of assessing a person’s risk of... Read more
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Northumberland Today
Baltimore woman's father was part of forgotten warBaltimore resident Shelagh Purcell treasures an October 1945 photo of herself a
Baltimore woman's father was part of forgotten war
Northumberland Today / Posted 9 days ago
Baltimore resident Shelagh Purcell treasures an October 1945 photo of herself as a six-year-old seeing her father for the first time since he left for war duty in Hong Kong. She still recalls the feel of the rough fabric of his uniform jacket and... Read more
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The Local
SAS strike averted after Swedish pilots sign dealthen,” Rebecca Rosenvinge, press coordinator at pilots' union SPF, said in the
SAS strike averted after Swedish pilots sign deal
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
then,” Rebecca Rosenvinge, press coordinator at pilots' union SPF, said in the early hours of the morning. But just before 9.30am, an hour-and-a-half after the new deadline, SAS announced that they had signed a one-year deal with the... Read more
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The Local
Soaring air traffic as Swedes seek out sunother high-flying news, low-cost airline Norwegian's passenger numbers soared p
Soaring air traffic as Swedes seek out sun
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
other high-flying news, low-cost airline Norwegian's passenger numbers soared past those of its Scandinavian competitor SAS for the first time. A total of 2.59 million people travelled with SAS in July compared to 2.69 million Norwegian... Read more
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The Local
Drunk passengers force SAS alcohol rule change The Local · 2 Jun 2015, 14:25 Published: 02 Jun 2015 14:25 GMT+02:00 Scandi
Drunk passengers force SAS alcohol rule change
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
The Local · 2 Jun 2015, 14:25 Published: 02 Jun 2015 14:25 GMT+02:00 Scandinavian airline SAS has announced new guidelines designed to limit passengers travelling within Europe to three alcoholic... Read more
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The Local
Swedish SAS bosses face claims of bullyingthe accusations were directed at line managers and senior employees. “These pr
Swedish SAS bosses face claims of bullying
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
the accusations were directed at line managers and senior employees. “These problems have been highlighted several times before, but often the one who pointed out the issues was identified as an over-sensitive whiner and mocked by supervisors,”... Read more
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The Local
Soldier 'fakes' first Isis attack in SwedenSwedish soldiers from the Trängregementet unit during a visit by Sverker Görans
Soldier 'fakes' first Isis attack in Sweden
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
Swedish soldiers from the Trängregementet unit during a visit by Sverker Göranson, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces. Photo: Zarah Jonsson/TT Maddy Savage · 19 Aug 2015, 12:00 Published: 19... Read more
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The Local
Beaver bites bus passenger in Swedenof the furry animals were imported from Norway, in what is often cited as one o
Beaver bites bus passenger in Sweden
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
of the furry animals were imported from Norway, in what is often cited as one of the most successful animal conservation efforts in history. The wood-loving, sharp-toothed, primarily nocturnal, semi-aquatic animals are the second largest rodents... Read more
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The Local
Local authorities prepare to hunt Swedish beaversauthorities in Skaraborg, central Sweden, have been granted permission to shoot
Local authorities prepare to hunt Swedish beavers
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
authorities in Skaraborg, central Sweden, have been granted permission to shoot some of the beavers in the area, blamed for a flooding problem which has been plaguing the town. “Imagine having these fine creatures so close to the town. The... Read more
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The Local
Beaver butt secretion good for baking: agency The Local · 15 Sep 2013, 10:56 Published: 15 Sep 2013 10:56 GMT+02:00 The S
Beaver butt secretion good for baking: agency
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
The Local · 15 Sep 2013, 10:56 Published: 15 Sep 2013 10:56 GMT+02:00 The Swedish National Food Agency (Livsmedelsverket) has confirmed that anal secretions from the beaver can be used to provide a... Read more
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The Local
Swedish beaver knocks out power for thousandsThis is (probably) not the beaver mentioned in the story. Photo: AP Photo/Darko
Swedish beaver knocks out power for thousands
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
This is (probably) not the beaver mentioned in the story. Photo: AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic Emma Löfgren · 19 Aug 2015, 10:42 Published: 19 Aug 2015 10:42 GMT+02:00 A spokesman for Sweden's state-owned... Read more
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The Local
Swede's terror memorial 'rape of the landscape''rape of the landscape' The Local · 17 Mar 2014, 09:46 Published: 17 Mar 2014
Swede's terror memorial 'rape of the landscape'
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
'rape of the landscape' The Local · 17 Mar 2014, 09:46 Published: 17 Mar 2014 09:46 GMT+01:00 A Swedish artist's design for a memorial near Norway's Utøya island would be "impossible" to build, and faces opposition from locals who want to block... Read more
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The Local
Swedish teens build on Breivik massacre spotpart in a restoration project on the Norwegian island Utøya, where a youth poli
Swedish teens build on Breivik massacre spot
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
part in a restoration project on the Norwegian island Utøya, where a youth politics conference is taking place this summer for the first time since dozens of young people were killed by Anders Behring Breivik in 2011. The students are all 17 or 18... Read more
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The Local
What's a Swedish crayfish party?2015, 16:19 Published: 07 Aug 2014 16:46 GMT+02:00 Updated: 18 Aug 2015 16:19
What's a Swedish crayfish party?
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
2015, 16:19 Published: 07 Aug 2014 16:46 GMT+02:00 Updated: 18 Aug 2015 16:19 GMT+02:00 In August in Sweden, it is time for plenty of traditional crayfish parties. The Local's Isabela Vrba explores the origins of the 'kräftskiva' and explains... Read more
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The Local
Six reasons to stay in Stockholm this summerGo for an evening swim in central Stockholm. Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter/Folio/imag
Six reasons to stay in Stockholm this summer
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
Go for an evening swim in central Stockholm. Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se Emma Löfgren · 15 Jul 2015, 11:53 Published: 15 Jul 2015 07:53 GMT+02:00 Updated: 15 Jul 2015 11:53... Read more
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The Local
How to throw your own Swedish crayfish partyof the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. Food writer John Duxb
How to throw your own Swedish crayfish party
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
of the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages. Food writer John Duxbury shares his best tips with The Local for making your own crayfish party a success. The annual crayfish party ('kräftskiva') is an age-old tradition that has been... Read more
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The Local
Swede stays crazy for Norway’s mass killerAnders Breivik during his trial. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP/TT AFP/The Local ·
Swede stays crazy for Norway’s mass killer
The Local / Posted 9 days ago
Anders Breivik during his trial. Photo: Frank Augstein/AP/TT AFP/The Local · 19 Aug 2015, 08:50 Published: 19 Aug 2015 08:38 GMT+02:00 Updated: 19 Aug 2015 08:50 GMT+02:00 A Swedish woman has described... Read more
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