Several churchyards across Sweden have been hit by an outbreak of leaf fungus on their Busy Lizzies.
A woman was seriously injured and a man sustained minor injuries as their "gyrocopter" home-made aircraft crashed in Upplands-Bro, north of Stockholm at around midday on Saturday.
A hand grenade exploded against the wall of an apartment block in Malmö early on Saturday morning. No one was hurt in the attack which has been linked to a recent spate of gang violence.
Sweden's centre-right government on Friday slashed its 2008 and 2009 growth forecasts but said the country was still well-positioned to ride out the global economic slowdown.
Every year on the third Thursday in August, Swedes gather with friends and family to celebrate the start of the season for fermented Baltic herring, or surströmming as it is called in Swedish. AFP's Pauline Conradsson was there to share in the fun.
Swedish table-tennis veteran Jörgen Persson met his match in China's world number one Wang Hao in the men's table tennis semi-finals on Saturday. The host nation is guaranteed the gold after Wang Hao beat Persson 4-1.