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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Norway

All time
# Svalbard
Shocking photo of emaciated polar bear goes viral
But is it the result of climate change or old age?
# Crossover
Crossfit and rugby: Dublin's melting pot perfect for ex-Norway coach Burke
St. Mary’s coach Peter Burke is part of Crossfit 353 alongside Leinster prop Royce Burke-Flynn.
# love letters
"I care even more about him now" - The woman who loves Norway's mass murderer
“Victoria”, a young Swedish woman in her 20s, says she thinks of him as an ‘old friend’
# Bad Idea
Pilot who drank two bottles of whiskey and beer with crew before flight jailed
The 38-year-old was almost seven times the legal limit.
# reclaiming utoya
Young Norwegian activists are back on Utoya in defiance of Anders Behring Breivik
It’s the first time Labour’s Youth Camp has been held on the island since the 2011 attack.
# Spain
Sex traffickers 'controlled victims using voodoo'
They resorted to “traditional Juju voodoo practices, including animal sacrifices” to control their victims.
# Back Home
This man was named and shamed as a rapist - but his own country barely noticed
Rapists are rarely named in Norway, with the emphasis firmly placed on rehabilitation.
# Take a Break
A giant penis is going around shooting glitter at people for a good reason
It might surprise you.
# so it's come to this
Global warming means polar bears are now eating dolphins for the first time ever
Desperate measures.
# Snatched
Three penguin chicks stolen from Norwegian aquarium
The park manager said he fears the chicks may now be dead as it was too early for them to be away from their parents.
# big john
An ex-Aston Villa striker is the leading man in a Norwegian gangster film
John Carew, who scored 40 goals during his time in England, plays bad boy Ivan in new film Hovdinger.
# Pakistan
Ambassadors of Norway and Philippines killed in helicopter crash
The aircraft carrying them has crashed into a school in northern Pakistan.
# Norway
Finding - and punishing - those who hurt animals can help stop them harming humans
Norway is setting up a dedicated policing unit.
# long distance
A box belonging to a fisherman from Co. Wexford washed up on a beach in Norway
It’s a small, small world.
# dab
Your FM radio won't fall silent any time soon
The Department of Communications has said it has ‘no plans’ to switch off the frequency.
# Decision time
Uefa order final 18 seconds of match to be replayed after refereeing error
Has European football’s governing body just set a very dangerous precedent?
# norwegian wood
This house in Norway has no doors...
… instead it has a wooden tunnel.
# no vroom
Live Top Gear shows in Norway cancelled
The shows were due to take place this week.
# Abortion Pills
Man charged with tricking girlfriend into having abortion
The Norwegian man has been charged with twice having his former partner ingest a mixture of abortion drugs.
# hey guys
Cat hassles owners non-stop to come out and play in the snow
The internet continues to be made of cats.
# put that in your pipe
The most expensive offshore oil project in European history is in the pipeline
It’s the biggest find in the North Sea since the 1980s.
# don't panic
Norway detects "probable" case of mad cow disease
The strain of the disease is different to the one found during the British 1990s epidemic.
# scandinavian luxury
This gorgeous eco-friendly house produces more than 3 times the energy it needs
Architects haven’t scrimped on luxury… The extra energy is used to heat an outdoor swimming pool, and there’s a sauna too.
# farting baby
Norwegian vicar wants to ban a pro-baptism ad because it features a farting baby
# god's position
Tutu calls on Norwegians to forgive mass murderer Breivik
The retired Archbishop said that not forgiving Anders Behring Breivik could be “corrosive”.
# cough cough cough
What's that smell? Fumes from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano reach Ireland
Higher-than-normal levels of sulphur dioxide reached Ireland over the weekend.
# Step Away From the Desk
Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check
Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.
# bitter end
Ireland Under-19s suffer disappointment in Euro semi-final
The Women’s team lose 4-0 to the Netherlands and fail to qualify for the decider.
# coygig
'We will go to war' - Ireland U19s captain Chloe Mustaki ahead of Euro semi-final
The Girls in Green contest their first ever European Championships knockout game when they face the Netherlands tomorrow.
# dance dance dance
Meet a woman who's dancing her way out of feeling like an 'outsider'
Trad musician Caomhín O Raghallaigh is taking part in a new show by an Irish choreographer.
# nordic noir
Celtic managerial target Ronny Deila 'flattered' by the interest
It seems only a matter of time before the Norwegian is unveiled as the club’s new boss.
# bang bang
Forget Britain's Got Talent and watch this 8-year-old sing Nancy Sinatra
Eight. She’s eight.
# amnesia
Norway police try to identify man with no memory (but who speaks five languages)
The man speaks five languages and doesn’t know anything about how he turned up in Oslo.
# Sherlocked
Sherlock struggles with auto-correct in brilliant Norwegian parody
The laughter is elementary.
# Poignant
Norway's memorial to Utoya island massacre is stunning
The winning entry from Jonas Dahlberg shows part of a nearby promontory cleaved in two.
# born to be wild
Kid who crashed car and told police he was a dwarf steals second vehicle
If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.
# freezin
Norwegians react wonderfully to freezing boy at bus stop
We’re not crying, it’s the wind.
# Norway
Brevik wants to hunger strike for better video games
The mass murderer has described the conditions in prison as ‘torture’.
# cool customer
10-year-old drives parents' car into a ditch, claims to be a dwarf who'd forgotten his licence
Ah, the old dwarf defence…
# tell 'em
Norwegian ad takes yet another stab at Russia's anti-gay sentiments
The world is watching, Russia.