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Swedish base-jumper dies in Norway

A Swedish man died on Friday after base-jumping from a mountain in Norway, although the exact circumstances of the incident remain unclear.

How to avoid fraud in the Stockholm house-hunt

How to avoid fraud in the Stockholm house-hunt

With apartments in Stockholm harder than ever to find, desperate house-hunters are easy prey for con-artists. The Local’s Oliver Gee finds out more about how the fraudsters operate and how to avoid them.

Swedish police seek unknown garbage buff

Swedish police seek unknown garbage buff

A 35-year-old rubbish enthusiast is wanted by police in Motala, in southern Sweden, after hiding on the town’s garbage trucks and secretly filming the bin men at work.

Swedish couple wins Ryanair court case

Swedish couple wins Ryanair court case

A Swedish couple has received a 36,000 kronor ($5,450) payout from budget airline Ryanair after being left stranded in Brussels in 2006 and forced to make their own way home.

Breivik verdict ‘a relief’: Swedish Utøya survivor

Breivik verdict ‘a relief’: Swedish Utøya survivor

Ali Esbati, a Swede who was on the Norwegian island of Utøya during the massacre last summer, has spoken out about his “relief” to hear that Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to prison and not psychiatric care on Friday.

World’s rarest crocodiles hatched in Swedish zoo

World’s rarest crocodiles hatched in Swedish zoo

A litter of 16 Cuban crocodiles has been hatched in a Swedish zoo to parents that were previously owned by Fidel Castro and smuggled via Moscow to Stockholm in a zoo keeper's hand luggage.

Sweden’s fashion exports prosper despite crisis

Sweden’s fashion exports prosper despite crisis

Swedish fashion exports are booming according to industry experts, who say that the upward trend is strong despite unstable European economies and the lingering financial crisis.

Two children in hospital after wasp attack

Two children in hospital after wasp attack

A group of school children in Gothenburg who were playing outdoors had to be given medical attention with two taken to hospital on Thursday afternoon after being attacked by a swarm of wasps in a wooded area near their school.

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Suspect freed in delayed Haparanda murder trial

The 24-year-old key witness in the trial against a man suspected of shooting dead axe-attack victim Esa Rano in northern Sweden, brought in by police for questioning on Thursday, has been released.

Woman found dead in south Stockholm flat

Woman found dead in south Stockholm flat

A 21-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment in Hallunda south of Stockholm on Thursday.