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Three killed in Norwegian bus hijack

Three people were killed when a man armed with a knife hijacked a bus in western Norway, according to police, who have arrested a suspect they say comes from South Sudan.

Wednesday, 6 November, 2013, 3:30am

Connecticut shooter wanted to top Breivik's murder toll

The man who shot dead 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school wanted to kill more people than the 77 slain by a Norwegian man in a 2011 rampage, CBS News reported on Monday, citing unnamed law enforcement sources.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:03pm

Briefs, January 23, 2013

A Foreign Ministry spokesman yesterday called on Norway to take concrete steps towards improving bilateral ties, putting the onus on Oslo to mend relations, Xinhua reported. 

23 Jan 2013 - 4:53am

Briefs, December 10, 2012

Shanghai's government published a list of 45 countries whose citizens will be allowed to enter the city for 72 hours without a visa while in transit, from January 1, Xinhua reported.

10 Dec 2012 - 5:30am

Norwegian sovereign wealth fund to invest US$11bn in US real estate

Norway's US$660 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, plans to invest about US$11 billion as it enters the US real estate market.

5 Dec 2012 - 4:29am

Briefs, November 7, 2012

Jail term extended for Taiwan's ex-first lady

Taiwan's high court has extended the jail term of former president Chen Shui-bian's wife by 14 months after further convictions for graft and money laundering. The total jail term of Wu Shu-chen, 59, is now 19 years and two months after her initial four convictions, including corruption and perjury. AFP


7 Nov 2012 - 4:09am

Norway, China in first contacts since Nobel dispute

Norway and China met on Monday on the sidelines of an Asia-Europe summit, marking their first official contact since a Chinese dissident was given the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian prime minister said.

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told public broadcaster NRK that he had held a brief meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao while attending the summit in Laos.

6 Nov 2012 - 10:11am

Norway housing boom starting to lose steam

Norway's housing boom is showing signs it may be about to turn into a decline after real estate prices fell in some parts of the country.

17 Oct 2012 - 1:53am

Ghana crown jewels theft images released by Norwegian police

Norwegian police have released images of a woman and a man suspected of the theft in Oslo of crown jewels belonging to Ghana's King Otomfuo Osei Tutu II.

13 Jun 2013 - 11:40am

Norwegian family makes it three children, three lottery wins

A Norwegian family has now won the lottery an astonishing three times, winning a total of over €3million (HK$30.1 million) and with each win coinciding with the birth of a new family member.

By winning 12.2 million kroner (HK$16.4 million) last week on Norway's national lottery, 19 year-old Tord Oksnes became part of a family tradition.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am