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Help Remove Landmines From the Path of Peace in Colombia
[Norwaynews] [12.05.2016, 08:30pm, Thu. GMT]
Ferney Cifuentes, like so many Colombian children from his area, was helping his father herd cattle in Montecristo in January 2015 when a violent blast lifted the Earth and sent shrapnel flying.

The 14-year-old had stepped on a landmine. His death -- tragically -- was not unique. More than 11,000 Colombians have been wounded or killed by landmines and other unexploded ordnance in the past quarter century.

Landmines are singularly dangerous because they can lay dormant for years, only to kill and maim innocent people without warning. In Colombia last year, 285 people, including 40 children, were killed by landmines, a toll surpassed only by Afghanistan. At current mine clearance rates, decades will pass before the country is mine free.
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Norway Releases Former Head Of Russia's Vimpelcom From Custody
[Norwaynews] [11.11.2015, 02:32pm, Wed. GMT]
Norwegian appeals court has upheld a ruling that the former chief of Russian telecoms provider Vimpelcom, Jo Lunder, should be released from custody during an ongoing police investigation into allegations of corruption. Lunder was released from custody late on November 10 after the appeals court upheld a November 6 ruling by a lower court that he should be released.
Norwegian hairdresser denied Muslims access to the salon
[Norwaynews] [09.10.2015, 06:16pm, Fri. GMT]
Merete Hodne, who owns the hairdresser salon 'Comeback Hårdesign' in the town of Bryne in Norway, plain out refused two hijab-wearing women entrance to her hair salon, according to the local newspaper Jærbladet. After the incident she wrote about it on social media.
Saudi Arabia criticizes Norway over human rights record
[Norwaynews] [30.04.2014, 03:23pm, Wed. GMT]
Saudi Arabia has criticized Norway’s human rights record, accusing the country of failing to protect its Muslim citizens and not doing enough to counter criticism of the prophet Mohammed. The gulf sate called for all criticism of religion and of prophet Mohammed to be made illegal in Norway. It also expressed concern at “increasing cases of domestic violence, rape crimes and inequality in riches” and noted a continuation of hate crimes against Muslims in the country.
Norwegian newspaper blocked by Facebook
[Norwaynews] [18.10.2015, 01:22pm, Sun. GMT]
Facebooks stopped the sharing function after the Norwegian mainstream newspaper Nettavisen posted an interview with Halvor Fosli, an author who is critical of Islam. Incomprehensible what would be inappropriate, says news editor Erik Stephansen.
Arrests over Norway imam attack, Muslims threatened
[Norwaynews] [20.06.2014, 04:10pm, Fri. GMT]
Several mosques in Norway receive threats that are full of hatred against Muslims including the mosque Nehmat Ali Shah was an imam in. According to The Islamic Council, Norwegian mosques receive an increasing number of threats that are full of hatred against Muslims. Secretary General in the Islamic Council in Norway, Mehtab Afsar, tells Klassekampen that both the Imam's mosque, Central Jamaat Ahle Sunnat, as well as other mosques have received several threats.
Norwegian Islamist soccer referee convicted of anti-Semitic hate speech
[Norwaynews] [08.02.2014, 09:07am, Sat. GMT]
An Islamist football referee in Norway has been convicted of hate speech after apparently threatening to shoot Jews for complaining about anti-Semitism, a prominent English language news outlet in the country reported on Friday. Norway's media said Ubaydullah Hussain (pictured on the football field above) was sentenced to 120 days in prison after posting the following remarks on his Facebook page when, in 2012, Jewish groups in the capital city of Oslo asked for increased protection from the police following a rise in anti-Semitic incidents across Norway:
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