Sweden’s teachers free to ban Islamic veils

Sweden’s teachers free to ban Islamic veils

Teachers in Swedish schools can, in certain situations, prohibit students from wearing Islamic veils that reveal only their eyes, the country's school's agency has ruled.

Rogue rodent keeps US SAS flight grounded

Rogue rodent keeps US SAS flight grounded

Once again a small mouse, discovered aboard a flight between New York and Stockholm, has grounded a US-bound Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flight, forcing 200 passengers to re-book to later departures.

Errant drill penetrates Stockholm tunnel

Errant drill penetrates Stockholm tunnel

A coach driver travelling through a tunnel in central Stockholm on Wednesday was shocked when a giant iron bar suddenly penetrated his windscreen from the ceiling above.

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Iraqis in look-alike Swedish passport scam

Two men, aged 38 and 30, have been arrested in Malmö on suspicions of smuggling Iraqi citizens into Sweden using other people's Swedish passports.

Hundreds gather for slain Malmö teen’s funeral

Hundreds gather for slain Malmö teen’s funeral

Hundreds of Malmö residents turned out on Wednesday to follow the casket of 15-year-old Ardiwan Samir, who died after being shot on New Year's Eve, in a march arranged by the boy's family as a protest against violence.

Police consult psychic to find missing 82-year-old

Police consult psychic to find missing 82-year-old

When the search for a missing 82-year-old in central Sweden proved unsuccessful, police resorted to desperate measures and consulted a clairvoyant.

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Gang charged for beating teen rape suspect

A gang of teenage boys have been charged for ambushing and assaulting a 17-year-old boy in a playground north of Stockholm at the behest of a 16-year-old girl who had accused the boy of raping her.

Swedish ad agency behind sex school hoax

Swedish ad agency behind sex school hoax

The news about the opening of the Austrian International School of Sex (AISOS), which spread like wild-fire through the international media, was staged by Swedish advertising agency Studio Total.

Swedish nurses up in arms over doc’s extra pay

Swedish nurses up in arms over doc’s extra pay

Nurses at the University Hospital in Linköping, in central Sweden, made to work over the Christmas weekend, were disgruntled to find out that they were given 440 kronor ($64) extra for the trouble, while the doctor on call received an extra 30,000.

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Cargo ship runs aground off Swedish coast

A cargo ship ran aground in the Kalmar strait, between the Baltic island of Öland and the mainland, and police suspect the captain and the chief officer of being drunk on duty.