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New drive against cluster bombs

Friday, November 17th 2006, 15:44

Norway launches a fresh intitiative to ban cluster bombs after a similar drive by the United Nations fails.
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Aid group quits Darfur amid row

Friday, November 10th 2006, 12:24
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Norwegian aid agency is to close its operations in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region, citing government interference.
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Oslo gay animal show draws crowds

Thursday, October 19th 2006, 13:35
related places: Oslo

An exhibition in Norway on homosexuality among animals has been well received, organisers say.
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Envoy in Sri Lanka after bombing

Tuesday, October 17th 2006, 5:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Norwegian peace envoy for Sri Lanka arrives for talks, a day after a suicide bombing killed almost 100 people.
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Nobel prize winner to be revealed

Friday, October 13th 2006, 2:25
related places: Oslo

The winner of the peace prize is to be announced, with many analysts tipping a former Finnish president.
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Norway runway blaze kills three

Tuesday, October 10th 2006, 10:47
related places: A

A charter plane carrying 16 people skids off a runway in western Norway, killing three people.
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Norway foils 'embassy bomb plot'

Friday, September 22nd 2006, 15:40
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

Four men held in Norway over a synagogue attack are accused of targeting the US and Israeli embassies, prosecutors say.
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Stolen Munch paintings found safe

Thursday, August 31st 2006, 16:59
related places: Oslo

Two masterpieces by artist Edvard Munch are recovered two years after being stolen from an Oslo museum.
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More oil staff seized in Nigeria

Wednesday, August 9th 2006, 11:33
related countries: Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria

Two Norwegian oil workers and two Ukranians are kidnapped in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.
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Civilians flee Sri Lanka fighting

Friday, August 4th 2006, 10:15
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Thousands of people are escaping fighting in the town of Muttur between the Sri Lankan army and Tamil rebels.
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Norway 'Nazi cartoon' irks Israel

Wednesday, July 26th 2006, 17:21
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's envoy complains to Norway over a cartoon showing Israeli PM Ehud Olmert as a Nazi camp commander.
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Awesome Landis takes Tour crown

Sunday, July 23rd 2006, 16:03
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

American Floyd Landis wins the Tour de France as Norwegian Thor Hushovd claims the final stage.
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Norway's whale catch falls short

Thursday, July 13th 2006, 11:01

Norway's whaling fleet will catch only half its quota this season; conservation groups say the industry is in crisis.
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Bloody end to whale safari

Thursday, July 6th 2006, 10:54
related places: A

A group of tourists on their way to whale-watch witness the killing of an animal by Norwegian whalers.
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Cycling: Hushovd wins prologue

Saturday, July 1st 2006, 15:01
related countries: France France, United States United States

Norwegian Thor Hushovd wins the Tour de France prologue ahead of American George Hincapie, with GB's Bradley Wiggins and David Millar 16th and 17th.
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Sri Lanka monitors in key talks

Thursday, June 29th 2006, 10:27
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's ceasefire monitors hold emergency talks on their future role amid worsening security in the country.
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Work begins on Arctic seed vault

Monday, June 19th 2006, 12:46

Norway starts building a "doomsday" vault in the Arctic designed to house all known varieties of the world's crops.
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Norway seeks Lanka commitment

Friday, June 9th 2006, 16:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's warring sides are urged to show their desire for peace as news emerges of the brutal killing of an entire family.
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Tigers 'will attend' Oslo talks

Monday, May 29th 2006, 11:41
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Oslo

Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels agree to attend talks next month on the security of peace monitors, reports say.
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Sri Lanka foes 'agree to talks'

Saturday, May 27th 2006, 10:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan officials and Tamil Tiger rebels agree in principle to hold talks next month, Norwegian officials say.
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Envoys meet Sri Lanka president

Friday, May 26th 2006, 9:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Norwegian envoys meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to press for a resumption of peace talks.
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Norway rules out Nepal peace role

Friday, May 5th 2006, 8:56
related countries: Nepal Nepal, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Norway's chief mediator to Sri Lanka says his country would not take on a similar role in Nepal.
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Norway in Sri Lanka talks appeal

Friday, April 28th 2006, 15:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Norway's chief mediator to Sri Lanka urges the Tamil Tigers and the government to resume peace talks.
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Castaway 'was thrown overboard'

Friday, April 21st 2006, 13:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: A

A man found floating on a raft between Denmark and Norway says he was thrown overboard from a ship.
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Norwegian envoy in rebel talks

Thursday, April 20th 2006, 5:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Norway's special envoy to Sri Lanka is due to hold talks with the Tamil Tigers to attend peace talks in Geneva.
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