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Oversized coffins complicate cremation

Swedes are getting larger and this is starting to cause problems post-mortem as coffins are proving too large to fit into cremation ovens.

Thief steals caravan complete with sleeping owner

Thief steals caravan complete with sleeping owner

A thief made off with a caravan in Skövde in southern Sweden on Saturday night. To his surprise he later found that the caravan's owner was asleep inside at the time.

Student loans body seeks right to demand full repayment

Student loans body seeks right to demand full repayment

The Swedish Board for Study Support (CSN) is to escalate its hunt for outstanding loans and wants the right to demand full repayment from overseas defaulters, Sveriges Radio (SR) reports.

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Man raped in Stockholm suburb

A man was raped near a metro station in southern Stockholm in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Keg of Czech beer marks EU presidency handover

Sweden accepted the EU presidency on Saturday with the symbolic handover of a barrel of Czech beer.