Denmark terror plan ‘destined to fail’: expert

Denmark terror plan ‘destined to fail’: expert

A plot foiled this week to massacre staff at a Danish newspaper was destined to fail because the suspects' links to Islamic extremists were so well known, a terrorism expert was quoted saying Saturday.

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Muslim Council head condemns extremism

Helena Benaouda, chair woman of the Muslim Council of Sweden (Sveriges muslimska råd), said in a statement that all forms of extremism are unacceptable, and that she, "just like everyone else, must take the threat of extremism - including Islamic extremism - seriously."

One injured in train crash at Malmö station

One injured in train crash at Malmö station

In Malmö Central Station, an out-of-control X2000 train drove into a buffer stop earlier this morning.

Swedes break text messaging record

Swedes break text messaging record

Champagne glass in one hand and a cell phone in the other. This year New Year's Eve broke all previous records in number of text and photo messages sent.

Swedish actor feared dead in house fire

Swedish actor feared dead in house fire

The Swedish actor Per Oscarsson and his wife Kia Östling are feared dead in a fire. A relative discovered the couple's house burned to the ground yesterday morning. The house is in an isolated spot in the small hamlet Bjärka Långöna outside the town Skara.

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‘Drunkenness aplenty, but little violence’: police

Drunkenness aplenty, but not much blood, was Gotland's police station's summary of the events of New Year's Eve, a summary that seems to apply for much of Sweden. However, in the northern city Umeå, a 45 year-old man was severely injured following an brawl.