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Sweden: Apartment building explosion leaves several injured

  • Explosion at Swedish apartment building injures several
The Sahlgrenska University Hospital said four people were seriously wounded after an explosion in central Gothenburg.(DW)
The Sahlgrenska University Hospital said four people were seriously wounded after an explosion in central Gothenburg.(DW)
Published on Sep 28, 2021 04:28 PM IST
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“Money or fame? I’d pick money!” says actor Elli AvrRam

The actor gets candid about her favourite city to sleep in, her bed time habits and her cat, Charles
Elli AvrRam thought it would be cool to give her name an extra r! Outfit: Victoria’s Secret
Elli AvrRam thought it would be cool to give her name an extra r! Outfit: Victoria’s Secret
Published on Dec 27, 2020 06:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRupali Dean

Wars, rows and scandals: When the Nobels didn’t go as planned

This year, it is the coronavirus pandemic that has thrown a spanner in the works, with the traditionally lavish banquets in Stockholm and Oslo -- held on the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death on December 10 -- replaced by online events and the winners awarded their trophies at home.
Nobel prizes are awarded every year in a number of categories -- medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics.(AP)
Nobel prizes are awarded every year in a number of categories -- medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, peace and economics.(AP)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 07:24 AM IST
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Stockholm | ByAgence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Sweden’s gingerbread baking competition goes online with emphasis on social distancing

The exhibition, usually thronged with wide-eyed children and adults marvelling at the culinary creations, is normally held at Sweden’s Museum of Architecture and Design but was moved online.
Two gingerbread figures sitting apart on a bench to illustrate social distancing are seen during the annual gingerbread baking competition at Arkdes Museum of Architecture and Design in Stockholm, Sweden December 7, 2020. Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak the competition has moved online.(REUTERS)
Two gingerbread figures sitting apart on a bench to illustrate social distancing are seen during the annual gingerbread baking competition at Arkdes Museum of Architecture and Design in Stockholm, Sweden December 7, 2020. Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak the competition has moved online.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 08, 2020 10:10 AM IST
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STOCKHOLM | ByReuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Stockholm’s ‘corona cabbies’ drive to collect Covid-19 swabs

Since the pandemic began, private hire taxi firms have home-delivered and collected more than a quarter of a million COVID-19 tests, an initiative that effectively puts cab drivers at the wheel of Stockholm’s testing regime.
"Corona cabby" Lars-Goran Goransson pulls up in his car to a COVID-19 test distribution centre in southern Stockholm, Sweden.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 27, 2020 12:00 PM IST
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STOCKHOLM | ByReuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Nobel Prize for Literature to be announced shortly: Here are the probables

In 2018, the Nobel Prize for Literature was postponed after sex abuse allegations rocked the Swedish Academy.
A bust of Alfred Nobel is pictured in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 5.(AFP Photo)
A bust of Alfred Nobel is pictured in Stockholm, Sweden, on October 5.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 04:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Stealing our future: Greta Thunberg and 3 other activists accuse EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on carbon emissions

Climate change activists Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Adélaïde Charlier and Anuna de Wever van der Heyden take extensive research in their own hands after claiming that the proposed carbon emission reduction targets for the EU by 2030 are nowhere near enough to be in line with the target of the Paris Agreement
Greta Thunberg accuses EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on reduction of carbon emissions(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Greta Thunberg accuses EU of ‘cheating with numbers’ on reduction of carbon emissions(Instagram/gretathunberg)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Sweden spared surge of coronavirus cases but many questions remain

Whether on trains or trams, in supermarkets or shopping malls — places where face masks are commonly worn in much of the world — Swedes go about their lives without them.
People picnic during the annual Midsummer celebrations in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden's relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world's attention when the pandemic first hit Europe.(AP)
People picnic during the annual Midsummer celebrations in Stockholm, Sweden. Sweden's relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world's attention when the pandemic first hit Europe.(AP)
Published on Sep 20, 2020 01:30 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Greta Thunberg warns of fallouts from climate change in powerful documentary trailer that gives goosebumps

Sweden’s teen climate change activist, Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer grabs over 1.3 million views, makes hair stand on the ends with climate emergency warnings ahead of cinematic release worldwide starting October 16
Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer will surely give you goosebumps(YouTube/Hulu)
Greta Thunberg’s documentary trailer will surely give you goosebumps(YouTube/Hulu)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 12:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | ByZarafshan Shiraz

Lindelof thanked by police after catching, detaining thief

The incident took place in Lindelof’s home city of Vasteras, which is west of Swedish capital Stockholm. Asked for comment, Manchester United said it confirmed Aftonbladet’s story.
Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Victor Lindelof in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Ina Fassbender/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Europa League Semi Final - Sevilla v Manchester United - RheinEnergieSTADION, Cologne, Germany - August 16, 2020 Manchester United's Victor Lindelof in action, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Ina Fassbender/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 25, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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VASTERAS | ByAssociated Press

Greta Thunberg demands ‘crisis’ response to climate change

In an interview with Reuters television, the 17-year-old said governments would only be able to mount a meaningful response once they accepted they needed to transform the whole economic system.
The letter called for climate policies to be designed to protect workers and the most vulnerable and reduce economic, racial and gender inequalities, as well as moves to “safeguard and protect” democracy.(AP)
The letter called for climate policies to be designed to protect workers and the most vulnerable and reduce economic, racial and gender inequalities, as well as moves to “safeguard and protect” democracy.(AP)
Published on Jul 16, 2020 06:34 PM IST
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London | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Sweden halts probe into 1986 murder of former Prime Minister Olof Palme

The case’s chief prosecutor, Krister Petersson, said the case was being closed because the main suspect, Stig Engstrom, had died in 2000.
Former Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme was gunned down on Feb. 28, 1986, after he and his wife Lisbet Palme left a movie theater in the Swedish capital.(Reuters Photo)
Former Swedish Prime minister Olof Palme was gunned down on Feb. 28, 1986, after he and his wife Lisbet Palme left a movie theater in the Swedish capital.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Jun 10, 2020 01:43 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAssociated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

‘I have a contract with Milan,’ Zlatan Ibrahimovic vows to return to Italy once football restarts

Ibrahimovic said that at present as a professional his focus was to honour his contract rather than think about what lies in store for the future.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic holds up his AC Milan shirt after signing for the club.(REUTERS)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic holds up his AC Milan shirt after signing for the club.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByIndo Asian News Service

Sweden confirms first death from coronavirus in capital city of Stockholm

The victim was an elderly patient with an underlying illness being treated in the intensive care unit of a hospital in the capital, the Region Stockholm health authority said in a statement.
The age and the gender of the victim who died from coronavirus in Sweden has not been disclosed.(Reuters)
The age and the gender of the victim who died from coronavirus in Sweden has not been disclosed.(Reuters)
Updated on Mar 11, 2020 09:41 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAgence France-Presse

11% of world’s road accident deaths take place in India, says Nitin Gadkari

He made the comments on Wednesday while addressing the ‘3rd High-Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030’ in Stockholm which was attended by 1,700 delegates from 140 countries.
Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that 11 per cent of deaths in the world due to road accidents take place in India alone.(HT Photo)
Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that 11 per cent of deaths in the world due to road accidents take place in India alone.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Stockholm (Sweden) | ByAsian News International

Let’s put a smile on that face

That’s How We Feel is a clown performance by seven teenage girls about how they felt while growing up in the red light district of Mumbai
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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Mumbai | BySanskrita Bharadwaj

‘Lost to Malmo’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s image tarnished at home

Since announcing a month ago that he was buying a stake in the football club Hammarby IF, based in Sweden’s capital Stockholm, Ibrahimovic’s bronze statue in Malmo has been regularly vandalised.
A statue of the Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic is seen covered with a blue plastic bag and a toilet seat.(via REUTERS)
A statue of the Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic is seen covered with a blue plastic bag and a toilet seat.(via REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Malmo, Sweden | ByAgence France-Presse

Air India ferries Sweden King, Queen after state aircraft develops snag

The Royal couple, who are on their second five-day visit to India after 26 years, were scheduled to arrive here on their state aircraft. However, they arrived in a direct commercial flight of Air India from Stockholm to New Delhi Monday morning.
Air India chipped in to ferry Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on their state visit to India when their aircraft developed a technical snag at the last minute.(Air India/ Twitter)
Air India chipped in to ferry Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on their state visit to India when their aircraft developed a technical snag at the last minute.(Air India/ Twitter)
Published on Dec 02, 2019 04:32 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Ibrahimovic files ‘hate crime’ complaint after house and statue vandalised

A statue of the player in Malmo was attacked with fire and paint while the word “Judas” was daubed across the front door of his residence in Stockholm.
A blue plastic bag and a toilet seat hangs from the statue of the Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo.(AP)
A blue plastic bag and a toilet seat hangs from the statue of the Swedish football player Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo.(AP)
Updated on Nov 28, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByPress Trust of India

Deadly nap? Wanted man caught by police while snoozing in a furniture store

The staff contacted the police after they found the 25-year-old sleeping in the bed department
A wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm. (representational image)(Pixabay)
A wanted man was found asleep in a bed in a furniture store north of Stockholm. (representational image)(Pixabay)
Updated on Nov 21, 2019 11:42 AM IST
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Stockholm | ByAssociated Press

Denis Shapovalov lands maiden ATP title in Stockholm

Shapovalov, 20, did not drop a single set throughout the week in Stockholm and blasted 16 aces to see off the 60th-ranked Krajinovic.
Canada's Denis Shapovalov in action.(REUTERS)
Canada's Denis Shapovalov in action.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 20, 2019 09:30 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAgence France-Presse

Denis Shapovalov into first ATP final at Stockholm

World number 34 Shapovalov will face Filip Krajinovic for the title after the Serb saw off Spanish fifth seed Pablo Carreno-Busta 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Canada's Denis Shapovalov reacts.(REUTERS)
Canada's Denis Shapovalov reacts.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 11:07 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAgence France-Presse

Spain make Euro 2020 with late Sweden draw, beaten Ireland forced to wait

However it was a far from vintage display from Spain, who started brightly but faded as the match wore on against the lively hosts, who were distraught after missing out on a famous victory right at the death.
Spain's Rodrigo celebrates after scoring(REUTERS)
Spain's Rodrigo celebrates after scoring(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 16, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Nobel snub no obstacle in Greta Thunberg’s climate quest

Calls to action, condemnation of politicians and appeals to youth are all familiar rhetoric for Thunberg, whose activism against what some view as humanity’s most pressing problem made her an apparent frontrunner for the Peace Prize.
Thunberg has already won Amnesty International’s top human rights prize and the Swedish Right Livelihood Award, often presented as an alternative Nobel.(Reuters image)
Thunberg has already won Amnesty International’s top human rights prize and the Swedish Right Livelihood Award, often presented as an alternative Nobel.(Reuters image)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 06:54 AM IST
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Denver | ByAgence France-Presse

Nobel Prize for discovery of how cells sense oxygen

The award, announced by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) on Monday, is the 110th prize in the category that has been awarded since 1901.
Unknown till the late 1980s and 1990s, this understanding is the key to develop strategies to fight many diseases such as anaemia, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, and cancer.(HT image)
Unknown till the late 1980s and 1990s, this understanding is the key to develop strategies to fight many diseases such as anaemia, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, and cancer.(HT image)
Updated on Oct 08, 2019 02:25 AM IST
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North Korea, US officials to resume nuclear talks after latest missile test

North Korea’s Kim Myong Gil and Stephen Biegun, the special envoy of US President Donald Trump, are part of the teams at an island off Stockholm.
Speaking in Beijing on his way to the Swedish capital. Kim Myong Gil, North Korean representative, said he was “optimistic” about the talks.(Reuters Photo)
Speaking in Beijing on his way to the Swedish capital. Kim Myong Gil, North Korean representative, said he was “optimistic” about the talks.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Oct 05, 2019 06:19 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByPress Trust of India

A dash of truth, a dollop of creativity: A Nobel laureate’s recipe for promoting science

The latest edition of the exhibition of the Noble Prize Series aims to promote education for encouraging scientific temper and creativity for a better world. Noble laureates will travel to Ludhiana and Delhi in this edition to take part in lectures.
Serge Haroche, who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, speaking in Mohali on Wednesday. The third edition of the Nobel Prize Series held exhibitions will be open to the public in Ludhiana and Mohali from Thursday.
Serge Haroche, who was awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics, speaking in Mohali on Wednesday. The third edition of the Nobel Prize Series held exhibitions will be open to the public in Ludhiana and Mohali from Thursday.
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 09:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

Minecraft@10: Crafting castles on the web

To mark the decade, Mojang has announced free-to-download releases, including a Minecraft Classic version with all the original bugs.
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can modify their virtual world at will. 3D blocks of pixels can be used to create a home, city, or entire civilisation.
Minecraft is a sandbox game where players can modify their virtual world at will. 3D blocks of pixels can be used to create a home, city, or entire civilisation.
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 02:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByNatasha Rego

2026 Winter Olympics will be staged in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo

Italy has twice previously hosted the Winter Olympics -- in 1956 in Cortina d’Ampezzo and 2006 in Turin.
Member of the Italian delegation Diana Bianchedi reacts after the announcement.(REUTERS)
Member of the Italian delegation Diana Bianchedi reacts after the announcement.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 24, 2019 11:45 PM IST
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Lausanne | ByAgence France-Presse

The Wife is an intense, riveting film, says Rashid Irani

With bracing honesty, it traces a crisis unfolding in the life of a seemingly happy couple as the husband gets set to win a Nobel prize for literature.
Glenn Close is marvellous as the wife dealing with resentment, regret, and a philandering husband.
Glenn Close is marvellous as the wife dealing with resentment, regret, and a philandering husband.
Published on Feb 14, 2019 02:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRashid Irani
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