|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.
|Video shows Norway crash aftermath|
|[Norwaynews] [02.05.2016, 05:37pm, Mon. GMT]|
|An amateur video has emerged apparently showing the immediate aftermath of the deadly helicopter crash that claimed 13 lives off Norway last week.|
In the brief video, which was posted on video-sharing site YouTube on 29 April, a man's voice can be heard speaking in Norwegian describing the scene of what appears to be a helicopter's rotor blades spinning through the air without a fuselage attached.
The camera then pans to a black plume of smoke behind a hillside, presumably from the wreckage of the CHC-owned Airbus EC225 Super Puma, which crashed on Friday at Turoy, near the city of Bergen.
All 13 people on board the Statoil-operated aircraft were killed, including 11 offshore oil workers and two pilots.
|Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway|
|[Norwaynews] [01.05.2016, 06:00pm, Sun. GMT]|
|Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.|
As aviation experts looked for answers about Friday's crash, a somber-looking Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit met with the victims' relatives in the western city of Bergen.
"It was a strong experience to meet the relatives. The youngest is six weeks old, the oldest is more than 80," Solberg said after a meeting that last nearly two hours.
The helicopter was carrying workers from an offshore rig in the North Sea — the Statoil-operated Gullfaks B oil field — before it went down Friday on Turoey, a tiny island outside Bergen, Norway's second-largest city. Eleven Norwegians, one Briton and one Italian were aboard. The rig is 120 kilometers (74 miles) off the Norwegian coast.
|Norway: 2 Arrested in Connection With 2009 Munch Art Heist|
|[Norwaynews] [06.04.2016, 03:58pm, Wed. GMT]|
|Two men have been arrested and jailed for four weeks in connection with the 2009 theft of a valuable work by Edvard Munch from an Oslo art dealer, Norwegian police said Wednesday. Police spokeswoman Unni Groendal said the men are suspected of handling stolen goods, not carrying out the theft itself.|
|International drug trafficking ring busted by Lithuanian, Norwegian police|
|[Norwaynews] [18.01.2016, 11:33am, Mon. GMT]|
|Lithuanian and Norwegian officers have busted an international drug ring operating in both countries.Twenty-five individuals, 20 Lithuanians and five Norwegians, have been detained. They have been charged with trafficking drugs from Lithuania to Norway, Lithuania's Border Guard Service said. |
|Missing student found dead in Norway|
|[Norwaynews] [25.10.2015, 06:31pm, Sun. GMT]|
|A 21-year-old WMU student studying in Holland that went missing while on vacation in Norway has been found dead. Sunday at 11:10 a.m. Norwegian time, an Alpine rescue team found the body of what is believed to be Dallas Rauker. His body was found on the south side of Reinebringen.|
|Australian falls to her death from Norway tourist spot|
|[Norwaynews] [08.09.2015, 05:13pm, Tue. GMT]|
|A 24-year-old Australian exchange student has fallen to her death from a spectacular Norway cliff popular with photographers. Kristi Kafcaloudis was posing for a photo at Trolltunga or "troll's tongue" on Saturday when she fell hundreds of metres, local media said. The Australian government on Tuesday said it was providing assistance to her family. The cliff, visited by thousands of tourists annually, has no safety rail.|
|Norway’s police haven’t killed a single person in nearly 10 years|
|[Norwaynews] [03.08.2015, 02:03am, Mon. GMT]|
|Police in Norway hardly ever use their guns, a new report released by the Scandinavian country’s government shows. In fact, it’s been almost 10 years since law enforcement shot and killed someone, in 2006. Perhaps the most telling instance was when terrorist Anders Breivik opened fire in 2011 and killed 77 people in Utoya and Oslo. Authorities fired back at him, all right, but only a single time. In 2014, officers drew their guns 42 times, but they fired just two shots while on duty. No one was hurt in either of those instances.|
|Norway's child welfare service acts like a ‘mafia', breaks apart families|
|[Norwaynews] [28.04.2015, 08:53pm, Tue. GMT]|
|Norway's child welfare service, the Barnevernet, has not only intervened to restrict families' parental rights, but also continues to forcibly take children away from their families with ‘little or no reason,' often based on unfounded claims, according to a human rights lawyer. other slices bread too thin. Too much soap is used for cleaning in the house; the child is harmed by that.|
|Countering Violent Extremism|
|[Norway] [25.02.2015, 06:08pm, Wed. GMT]|
|'We cannot eliminate the breeding ground of the extremists unless we create jobs and opportunities for young people', said Foreign Minister Børge Brende in his speech at the Washington D.C. Summit on countering violent extremism.|
|Banning begging - Norway|
|[Norwaynews] [30.01.2015, 02:09pm, Fri. GMT]|
|The Norwegian government is putting the final touches to a legislative reform aimed at banning begging in the country -- an activity that would henceforth be punished with fines and even prison time. The reform could take effect in a few months and has received criticism from various parties and organisations. The opposition Centre Party promised a few days ago its support for the proposal, thus securing the backing by most of the Norwegian parliament for the government controlled by the conservative and ultra-nationalist Progress Party.|
|Family pay tribute to 'devoted' British father killed in Norway helicopter crash|
|[Norwaynews] [01.05.2016, 06:19pm, Sun. GMT]|
|The family of a British oil worker killed in a helicopter crash in Norway say they have been left "heartbroken" by his death.|
Iain Stuart from Aberdeenshire died along with 10 other passengers and two crew when the aircraft travelling from an oil field crashed off the Norwegian coast on Friday.
A statement released by "heartbroken" relatives of the 41-year-old, who worked for oilfield services company Halliburton, said he was devoted husband and father to two children.
"We as a family are devastated at the loss of Iain in Friday's tragic helicopter crash in Norway," the statement said.
"Iain was a loving husband and devoted father to his two children and as a family we are heartbroken. He was a caring son, brother, uncle and friend to many.
|North Sea helicopter crash: AAIB deploys team to Norway|
|[Norwaynews] [29.04.2016, 09:04pm, Fri. GMT]|
|The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it has deployed a team to Norway after a North Sea helicopter crashed.|
The body’s chief inspector Keith Conradi said it had offered to assist its counterpart in Norway following the incident.
A total of 13 people were on board the flight, including 11 passengers and two crew.
Rescuers are said to have found 11 fatalities so far, while the search is continuing for the remaining two survivors.
|Women warned not to go out at night alone after town hit by 'migrant sex attacks'|
|[Norway] [04.04.2016, 01:53pm, Mon. GMT]|
|WOMEN have been warned against walking alone at night after Norway police received reports of migrant sex attacks. Officials issued the stark warning after 10 separate complaints revealed that asylum-seekers are approaching women in gangs of two or more. Bjørn Slåtsveen, forensics section leader of Vestoppland police, said: "Each time two or more boys have been involved in the incidents. All of them are young and of foreign origin.|
|Filipino militants seek $60-million ransom for 3 foreigners|
|[Norwaynews] [04.11.2015, 07:03am, Wed. GMT]|
|Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen have demanded more than $60 million for two Canadians and a Norwegian they are holding in the jungles of the southern Philippines in the largest ransom the Muslim militants have sought. Army Brigadier General Alan Arrojado said on Wednesday that the Philippine government maintained a no-ransom policy, adding there would be no let-up in efforts by his troops to secure the hostages’ freedom in the safest way possible.|
|No INHOPE Member Hotline in Norway - Russia|
|[Norwaynews] [24.09.2015, 08:03am, Thu. GMT]|
|Currently there is no INHOPE Member Hotline in Norway, however the Norwegian Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos) (NCIS) does provide an online hotline for reporting sexual exploitation of children, human trafficking and racism on the internet. Additionally, the Safer Internet Centre has a strong relationship with the NCIS. |
|No fly zone in Norway after campus shooting|
|[Norwaynews] [05.08.2015, 02:33pm, Wed. GMT]|
|Police have lifted the no-fly zone around the University of Oslo in Norway after a security guard was shot and a suspicious package was found. Norwegian police is investigating a suspected bomb found on the campus of the University of Oslo. According to reports the shooter shot the university’s security guard on campus, and two other people.|
|Three Australian men are accused of trying to rape a Norwegian teen|
|[Norwaynews] [23.07.2015, 05:25am, Thu. GMT]|
|Residents near a popular Croatian beach spot where three Australian men were arrested for the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old Norwegian tourist say they are baffled by police silence over the case. The men, aged 21 to 23, were arrested after the girl told police they tried to rape her in the toilet of a nightclub in Split, Croatia, about 1.30am last Thursday.|
|Overdose deaths high in Norway|
|[Norwaynews] [12.03.2015, 08:11pm, Thu. GMT]|
|The second highest number of overdose deaths in Europe was recorded in Norway after Estonia, according to the European Union report on drugs in 2014. Some 260 people die of overdoses every year in Norway. Only Estonia reported more overdose deaths per capita than Norway.|
|Muslim Immigrant Rapes Norwegian Girl in UK|
|[Norwaynews] [18.02.2015, 05:34pm, Wed. GMT]|
|A Norwegian tourist was raped twice in one night in separate attacks on her way home from a barbecue, a court heard. Marius Stakele, 24, and Aftab Mohammed, 39, who are unknown to each other, allegedly forced themselves on the woman just hours apart after she asked for their help getting home.|
|Norwegian soldiers sent on 'naked jog' catch frostbite|
|[Norwaynews] [22.01.2015, 08:01pm, Thu. GMT]|
|Norway's mandatory military service is intended to toughen up the Arctic nation's young men and women. But six of its young military police recruits who were forced to go for a freezing, naked run – and consequently caught frostbite – appear to have been pushed too far. In an incident swiftly condemned by the Norwegian army, six novices at a barracks in Setermoen – some 160 miles north of the Arctic Circle – were sent for an unscheduled jog in the early hours of morning.|