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Police fear for safety of missing woman

A 29-year-old woman is missing in the north of Sweden. The woman has not been seen since leaving her home in Piteå on Friday and police fear for her safety after her car was found abandoned in a motorway service area near Gällivare on Saturday afternoon.

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Rock stars in school dance rape arrest

Two rock artists were arrested by police on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl backstage at a school disco in central Sweden.

Swedish train breaks speed record

Swedish train breaks speed record

The speed record for a train on a Swedish railway was broken on Saturday night. For the first time speeds in excess of 300 kilometres per hour were recorded in a test drive of a Regina train near Skövde.

Military units given government reprieve

Military units given government reprieve

The government has confirmed that no changes to the organization of the Swedish military are necessary and has therefore given a reprieve to several units threatened with disbandment.

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Poll: Government falls further behind

The Swedish government Alliance has fallen further behind the opposition in a new poll from Sifo. The opposition lead is now 14.9 percentage points.

High jumper Holm announces retirement

High jumper Holm announces retirement

Swedish high jumper and former Olympic champion Stefan Holm announced his retirement from the sport on Saturday. Holm ended his 20-year 'love affair' with a second place at the World Athletics Final in Stuttgart.