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Wave of shootings in Sweden as gangs settle scores

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP |   Honour, debts, and prestige are serving as the pretext for an increasing number of deadly shootings that challenge the ideals of equality and social harmony on which modern Sweden was built. “You strengthen your own gang by eliminating an external threat and you gain prestige,” …

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Police investigates death of Swedish national

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Jinja Police are investigating the death of 75-year-old Takis Pacis, a Swedish national. His lifeless body was found lying on a sofa set inside his residence along Kisinja road in Jinja municipality on Monday morning. The deceased was the proprietor of Bohemia resort along …

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Suspected Ebola case in Sweden: officials

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | A patient in Sweden has been admitted to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola, a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease, health care officials said Friday. “Test results will probably be received sometime this evening. At this stage it is just a suspicion, other …

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Nobel literature body expands jury after scandal

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | The Swedish Academy, which has awarded the Nobel Literature Prize since 1901, said Monday it would expand its prize jury to include outsiders for the first time following a scandal that forced it to postpone this year’s award. The venerable institution has been in crisis …

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Spotify earnings hit sour note on Wall Street

New York, United States | AFP | Spotify shares took a hit Thursday after a disappointing growth outlook offset the first-ever quarterly profit posted by the streaming music sector leader. Shares in the Swedish-based music group slid 5.7 percent to close at $141.16 after the company’s third quarter earnings report. …

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England set up Croatia World Cup semi as Russia crash out

Samara, Russia | AFP | England reached their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 on Saturday, comfortably beating Sweden to set up a last-four clash against Croatia, who ended Russia’s fairytale run in a nailbiting penalty shootout. Gareth Southgate’s young team started their match in Samara as firm favourites and …

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