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Edward Snowden loses lawsuit against Norway to prevent extradition

 A court in Norway refused to provide assurances to US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden that he would not be extradited if he visits the country to accept an award in November on Monday. He has been living in exile in Russia since 2013 after revealing widespread US foreign surveillance.

Islamic State 'executes' Chinese, Norwegian hostages as bastion pounded

The Islamic State group said on Wednesday it had killed a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold were reported to have left dead 33 fighters.

Video shows foreigners, Filipino kidnapped in Philippines

Suspected Muslim militants have posted a video purportedly showing for the first time two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipino who were abducted from a southern Philippine resort last month, and demanded that government forces stop their artillery attacks.

One-day record for migrant rescues in sea near Libya: 4,400

 Italy's coast guard says it coordinated the rescue of some 4,400 migrants in a single day, a record-setting number, as smugglers took advantage of ideal sea conditions off Libya to launch a fleet of overcrowded, unseaworthy boats.

Norwegian ambassador inspects health projects in J&K

A high level Norwegian delegation led by the country's ambassador on Tuesday inspected the ongoing health projects being executed in Jammu and Kashmir under the collaboration of India and Norway.

16-year-old prodigy Martin Odegaard nears fulfilling his Real Madrid dream

16-year-old prodigy Martin Odegaard nears fulfilling his Real Madrid dream

Martin Odegaard has been touted as the next big thing in football. And on Wednesday, the 16-year-old will get to sit on the Real Madrid bench when the Spanish giants host Almaria. It will serve as a big step in the Norwegian prodigy's progression in the Real ranks, which certainly boast of a ensemble of Galaticos.

Caroline Martens aims high after going to hell and back

Caroline Martens aims high after going to hell and back

If ever a golfer deserved to triumph in the face of morale-crushing adversity it is surely Ladies European Tour professional Caroline Martens.

I'll think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand

I'll think about World Chess Championship next year: Viswanathan Anand

With the World Chess Championship slated for 2016, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand on Friday said he will start thinking about the Candidates tournament only next year.

Norwegian prodigy Martin Oedagaard keeps European giants on tenterhooks

Norwegian prodigy Martin Oedagaard keeps European giants on tenterhooks

Norwegian prodigy Martin Odagaard, one of the most hunted players in Europe`s winter transfer market, is keeping potential suitors hanging on his every word and every pass.

Norwegian detained after returning from Syria

 Norwegian police took into detention a 23-year-old from his home in the city of Fredrikstad after he returned from Syria with gunshot wounds.

Norway government rejects 2022 Winter Olympics

The Norwegian government rejected Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday amid financial concerns, meaning the candidacy will almost certainly be dropped.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer steps down as Cardiff manager

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stepped down as manager of English second-tier side Cardiff City after nine months in the job, the Championship club announced on Thursday.

Norway`s Kristoff wins 15th stage of Tour de France

Alexander Kristoff gained his second victory of the Tour de France on Sunday as he came home first on the 222km 15th stage from Tallard to Nimes.

Illness forces Norwegian great Hushovd to retire

Norwegian cycling legend and former world champion Thor Hushovd announced on Friday he will quit the sport after the world championships in September.

Hole-in-one Hedwall leads Australian Open

Caroline Hedwall fired a hole-in-one on Friday as she established a one-shot lead at the Women`s Australian Open and raised hopes of her first LPGA victory.

Norwegians race for bereaved compatriot

Norwegian cross-country medallists Marit Bjoergen and Heidi Weng said they raced on Saturday for the family of bereaved teammate Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen, whose brother died on the eve of the Sochi Games.

Bjoerndalen equals all-time winter medal record

Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen made a mockery of his 40 years on Saturday to equal the record for Winter Olympic medals when victory in the sprint in Sochi took him to 12 for his career.

Nordic ships head to Syria for delayed chemical shipment

Danish and Norwegian vessels left the Cypriot port of Limassol Friday and headed towards Syria to escort a delayed shipment of chemical weapons for destruction, a spokesman said.

Tamil poet arrested in Lanka for visa violation

Norwegian Tamil poet and actor VIS Jeyapalan has been arrested in Sri Lanka for violating visa regulations.

Anand draws seventh game; Carlsen remains two points ahead

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand could not break through the defenses of challenger Magnus Carlsen and had to be content with a draw in the seventh game of the World Chess Championship on Monday.