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Murder probe begins into young woman’s death

Police in Stockholm have launched a murder investigation after a 19-year-old woman was found dead under a pedestrian bridge in the south of the city in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Swedish Rail Destinations: Malmö
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Swedish Rail Destinations: Malmö

For a long time Malmö has lived in the shadow of its larger, more glamorous neighbour Copenhagen, but since the construction of the Öresund Bridge in 2000 it has prospered and transformed, and today forms the proud gateway to Sweden.

Record enrollment for Swedish language classes

Record enrollment for Swedish language classes

A record number of students signed up in the school year 2008/2009 for courses in Swedish for Immigrants, according to new figures from the Swedish National Agency for Education (Skolverket).

Obesity risk for women who sleep less: study

Obesity risk for women who sleep less: study

Too little sleep may be linked to the development of a large belly and broad waist, a study of women in Sweden has found.

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Young girl has face bitten by rottweiler

A 5-year-old girl in northern Sweden is being treated in intensive care after she was bitten in the face by a rottweiler on Saturday afternoon.

Opposition touts tax cuts to fuel employment

Opposition touts tax cuts to fuel employment

Sweden's left-green opposition parties have vowed to cut general payroll taxes (arbetsgivaravgifter) for small businesses by 8 billion kronor over the next two years in a bid to stimulate employment if they are elected into government this autumn.