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Candles lit in Stockholm for murdered Iraqi Kurds

Thousands of candles were lit in central Stockholm on Sunday in memory of around 5,000 Iraqi Kurds from Halabja massacred 20 years ago in a chemical attack blamed on Saddam Hussein's forces.

Swedish protests over Iraq war

Swedish protests over Iraq war

Hundreds of protesters gathered in towns across Sweden on Saturday to demonstrate against the continued US presence in Iraq five years after the invasion.

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More women live in hiding from their men

The number of people living under protected identities is on the increase in Sweden. Women hiding from their ex-partners form the largest group.

Sweden chooses Perrelli for Eurovision

Sweden chooses Perrelli for Eurovision

Sweden is to send former Eurovision Song Contest winner Charlotte Perrelli to represent the country at this year's final in Belgrade, after the singer won the Melodifestivalen competition in Stockholm on Saturday with her song Hero.

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Swede stabbed to death in Thailand

A 27-year-old Swedish woman has been found dead on a beach in Thailand. Hanna Charlotta Bäcklund was found stabbed to death on Mai Khao beach on the tourist island of Phuket, said Thai police to AFP.

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June List leader resigns

The chairman of the June List, Nils Lundgren, has resigned as leader of the party. Lundgren will sit out his mandate period in the EU parliament but will not stand for re-election.

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Alliance gains on opposition

Opposition parties remain in the lead over the governing Alliance, a new poll shows. The lead is narrowing however.

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Young man found dead in Stockholm

A young man has been found dead in central Stockholm. Police suspect that the man died as a result of an assault.

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Sweden chooses Perrelli for Eurovision

Sweden is to send former Eurovision Song Contest winner Charlotte Perrelli to represent the country at this year's final in Belgrade, after the singer won the Melodifestivalen competition in Stockholm on Saturday with her song Hero.