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Elaborate sex pic scam nets boy thousands

A 16-year-old con artist who used nude pictures to empty his victims’ bank accounts has been sentenced to community service.

Sweden recalls torture case officer from Chad

Sweden recalls torture case officer from Chad

The high-ranking Swedish officer who was criticized for not acting to stop French soldiers from torturing a Congolese man during an EU-led peacekeeping mission in the Congo in 2003 has been recalled from his current assignment in Chad.

Absolut retreat puts California back in US hands

Absolut retreat puts California back in US hands

Amid a stampede of criticism, the makers of Absolut Vodka have pulled a controversial advertisement depicting large swathes of the United States as Mexican territory.

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‘World’s oldest tree’ discovered in Dalarna

Swedish researchers have uncovered a stand of spruce trees with an 8,000-year-old tree root system in Dalarna, making it among the oldest in the world.

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Swedish students keen to work for Google

Given a choice, Swedish students would most like to work for search engine giant Google, a new study has shown.

Suspect detained in missing girl case

Suspect detained in missing girl case

The 42-year-old man suspected of abducting 10-year-old Engla Höglund near Hedemora in Dalarna was remanded in custody on Friday.

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Torture case officer heading Chad force

The high-ranking Swedish officer who was criticized for not acting to stop French soldiers from torturing a Congolese man during an EU-led peacekeeping mission in the Congo in 2003 is now leading the Swedish force currently deployed in Chad.

Bear cubs make their debut at Skansen zoo

Bear cubs make their debut at Skansen zoo

Lova, Lill-Babs and Lillemor are set to become the star attractions at Skansen’s animal park this summer.

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Robbers attempt heist at cashless bank

Three would-be bank robbers sped off empty handed from the Swedbank branch in Älvsjö south of Stockholm on Thursday night.

US Congress praises Södertälje mayor

US Congress praises Södertälje mayor

Södertälje mayor Anders Lago received praise while in Washington this week from US presidential candidate Barack Obama and other members of congress for how well his city has handled its influx of Iraqi refugees.

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Six sentenced to prison for human smuggling

A Swedish court on Thursday sentenced six men to up to three years behind bars for illegally smuggling people from countries including Iran and Iraq into Europe, media reported.