Bus crash caused by brake failure: driver

Bus crash caused by brake failure: driver

The driver of a bus that drove into a crowd of people on a busy pedestrian square on Saturday has told police that the brakes failed as she attempted to bring the vehicle to a halt.

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Two dead in Stockholm helicopter crash

Two people have died after a small helicopter crashed just north of Stockholm early on Saturday afternoon.

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Teacher suspected of assaulting 2-year-old girl

A pre-school teacher in Gothenburg has been reported to the police on suspicion of assaulting a 2-year-old girl earlier this week, prompting several parents to keep their children at home, local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten reports.

Scandal-hit king sees popularity plunge

Scandal-hit king sees popularity plunge

Support for Sweden’s king has dropped rapidly in the wake of recent scandals, with a new poll indicating that less than half the population wants King Carl XVI Gustaf to remain on the throne.

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Teenage girls beat schoolgirl unconscious

Five teenage girls are to be questioned in connection with the brutal assault of a 14-year-old girl who was beaten unconscious at a school in Malmö on Friday.

Narcolepsy cases rising after swine flu vaccine

Narcolepsy cases rising after swine flu vaccine

Ninety-three people in Sweden, most of them children, have been diagnosed with narcolepsy since taking the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix last winter, according to figures from the Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket).

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Young man killed after mass brawl

Three people have been arrested in Borlänge in central Sweden after a man in his twenties was run over and killed after two groups clashed in the town on Friday night.