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Police in Stockholm have said a 22-year-old man who was run over by a subway train is "very lucky" to be alive following the incident which left him without a scratch.
More Swedes think that 40 years on the throne is enough for King Carl XVI Gustaf with a near majority saying he should step down in order for his daughter to reign in a new poll which also found that national support for the monarchy is on the wane.
Swedish environmental groups have vowed to block plans to cull wolves in controversial licensed hunts aimed at keeping their numbers down and potentially cutting the wolf population in half.
Gävle's Yuletide goat has failed to survive until Christmas after it was set on fire during the early hours of Saturday morning in what has become an infamous annual event.
Malmö in southern Sweden has underlined its status as a growing tourist and business destination with some 1,621 new hotel rooms planned within the next three years.