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Divers find tractor teen’s body under the ice

The 17-year-old boy who went missing on Christmas Day when his tractor plunged through the ice was found dead on Friday afternoon.

Record rains dampened Swedish electricity cost

Record rains dampened Swedish electricity cost

Statistics show that 2012 was one of the wettest year since records began, which spoiled many a Swede's summer but also contributed to keeping down electricity prices.

Aussie stand-in Santa saves Christmas

Aussie stand-in Santa saves Christmas

With the call for a last minute Santa unanswered, The Local's Oliver Gee filled some big boots and learned the thrills and perils of being a Swedish Santa - while experiencing a very different Christmas to those back in Australia.

Sweden extends Finnish-language rights

Sweden extends Finnish-language rights

Finnish will be an optional language in preschools and old people's homes in eight more Swedish cities, as the government extends the rights of minority language speakers across the country.

Dental drill fell into patient’s lung

Dental drill fell into patient’s lung

A dental implant surgery turned into a nightmare as the dentist’s drill came unstuck, fell down the patient’s throat and landed in her right lung, an accident which has now been reported to the authorities.

SFI teachers need better education: expert

SFI teachers need better education: expert

The requirements for teaching a Swedish language course for immigrants (SFI) are far too low, according to experts who recommend doubling the teachers’ education.

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Four held for robbery after paedophile trap

Police have arrested two men and two women for robbery after setting up honey traps online and luring or forcing their way into at least two victims' homes where they forced them to record "paedophile confessions".

Zlatan and Obama fight for online primetime

Zlatan and Obama fight for online primetime

Brawling politicians caught on tape, Zlatan’s goal spree against England, and the dying seconds of the US presidential race all caught Swedes attention online during 2012, telecom statistics about surfing behaviour reveal.

SMHI warns of slippery roads as mercury rises

SMHI warns of slippery roads as mercury rises

As the temperature creeps above freezing point over the coming days, meteorologists have warned Swedes of the dangers of slippery roads as the snow begins to thaw.

Volvo ponders luxury factory in India

Volvo ponders luxury factory in India

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo said on Thursday it was studying the possibility of setting up a car manufacturing plant in India as part of a drive to nearly double global sales.

Police baffled after 69 cows disappear

Police baffled after 69 cows disappear

Local police remain stumped after 69 cows disappeared without a trace from a farm in eastern Sweden - on the exact day they were due to be slaughtered.