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Train follows barefoot boy on tracks for 3 km

Train follows barefoot boy on tracks for 3 km

An autistic boy who was found walking on train tracks in central Sweden was followed by a train for three kilometres before he was finally helped off the tracks.

Woman suspected of biting partner's penis

Woman suspected of biting partner's penis

A woman in eastern Sweden is under suspicion for assault after allegedly biting down hard on her partner's privates after a heated argument between the two at the weekend.

Stockholmers spend more time commuting than on holiday: report

Stockholmers spend more time commuting than on holiday: report

Stockholmers commute for an average of 6.4 working weeks each year, which is more time than they spend on holiday, according to a new study.

Royal Swedish Army Band in Loreen tribute

Royal Swedish Army Band in Loreen tribute

The Local catches up with Captain Göran Mellblom, head of the Royal Swedish Army Band (Arméns musikkår), which has caused a stir in social media with a video of their version of Loreen's "Euphoria", Sweden's winning entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.

Swede plummets to death in balcony collapse

A man from Mariefred, central Sweden, has died after the balcony where he was standing with a friend gave way early on Sunday morning.

'I am not into eating people': sniper suspect

'I am not into eating people': sniper suspect

A year prior to the shooting of a 23-year-old man in Malmö, suspected serial killer Peter Mangs sought medical help due to an increased interest in death and a fear “he might hurt someone”, according to the prosecution.

Stockholm mayor jumps at Eurovision chance

Stockholm mayor jumps at Eurovision chance

The mayor of Stockholm has jumped at the possibility of hosting next year's Eurovision in Stockholm, claiming that the financial benefits are obvious for the entire local tourism industry.

Exile Uzbeks suspect regime for imam attack

After three people were remanded into custody, of which two were Uzbek citizens, suspicions that the attempted murder against the imam Obid Nazarov in February was politically motivated are growing among Uzbeks in Sweden.

Swedish teen reported to police for 'face rape'

Swedish teen reported to police for 'face rape'

A 15-year-old boy from Norrköping in eastern Sweden has been reported to police for allegedly "face raping" another teen by writing false messages on the latter's Facebook page, an increasingly common phenomenon among young Swedes.

Deadly weekend claims five at Swedish beaches

Deadly weekend claims five at Swedish beaches

Five people drowned across Sweden at the weekend, including a grandmother and her grandson, as record warmth drew Swedes to the country's still chilly waters.

Assange readies for UK extradition ruling

Assange readies for UK extradition ruling

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out on Wednesday whether he can be extradited from Britain to Sweden, as the Supreme Court hands down its judgement at the end of a marathon legal battle.