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Finnish mom gets life for killing five newborns

2015-06-15 22:05

A Finnish court has sentenced a 36-year-old woman to life in prison for killing her five newborns between 2005 and 2013 and hiding them in a freezer.

Mondi to close paper mill in Finland

2015-04-10 14:36

Mondi says it is planning to close its loss-making mill in Lohja, Finland, which employs 150 people.

SA father disappears in Finland

2015-03-09 11:30

The family of a 60-year-old Boksburg man is worried after he disappeared while in Finland for a conference, Beeld reports.

Finland charges four with funding al-Shebaab

2014-09-17 21:09

Finland has accused four people of financing Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebaab rebels, the authorities say.

E. coli bacteria used to create fossil fuel

2014-09-02 21:41

British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine.

Rally driver (13) shows how to eat dirt

2014-07-30 10:06

It’s no secret that Finnish drivers are pretty good at rallying. Well, meet Kalle Rovanpera. What’s the big deal? He’s only 13-years-old!

Finnish gibberish talker finds fame

2014-03-19 21:09

A Finnish gibberish talker has been propelled to fame heading to the US after 9 million YouTube hits.

Kimi tipped as 2014 favourite

2014-02-14 10:44

Of Formula 1's eleven teams, only Mercedes and Marussia are heading into the 2014 season with unchanged driver pairings. However, it's Ferrari's shake-up that has triggered the most discussion amongst fans.

Air force pilot killed in jet collision

2013-11-13 22:16

A Finnish air force pilot has been killed after his trainer jet collided with another Hawk during a training flight, the defence forces said.

Swedish, Finnish consulates in Libya bombed

2013-10-11 18:08

A car bomb has hit the Swedish and Finnish consulates in Libya's 2nd largest city, there were no casualties.

 

Finnish military fires on suspected submarine in Baltic

2015-04-28 21:59

Finland said its navy had fired warning shots at a possible submarine off the coast of Helsinki.

Missing SA man's body found in Finland

2015-03-12 12:05

The body of a man found on a beach in Finland is believed to be that of a South African man who went missing last week.

Angry Birds maker Rovio to cut jobs

2014-10-02 14:30

Finnish mobile games maker Rovio, owner of the Angry Birds brand, plans to cut up to 130 jobs in Finland.

Homoerotic Tom gets global approval

2014-09-08 21:24

A set of homoerotic Finnish stamps featuring images by gay icon and artist Tom of Finland are a worldwide success.

WRC: Latvala victorious in Finland

2014-08-04 08:33

Jari-Matti Latvala won his home 2014 Finland Rally on Sunday as Volkswagen continues its dominance of the 2014 WRC season.

Finland cashes in on cold

2014-07-20 16:30

With freezing winters where the mercury can sink well below zero and cool summers, Finland has attracted technology giants such as Google and Microsoft.

Green tech Finland looks to Israel

2014-02-18 11:45

Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen is determined to overhaul his economy, and cites Israel's high-tech innovation as his model.

Clash of Clans creator to launch 3rd game

2014-02-12 20:32

The Clash of Clans creator is to launch a new game as sales have surged eightfold.

Life after Nokia

2013-11-03 13:16

The decline of Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has encouraged a whole generation of local engineers to venture on a new and riskier path: that of entrepreneurship.

Finland teen wounds four in school stabbing

2013-10-10 20:22

A 16-year-old boy has stabbed and seriously injured four people at a vocational training college in western Finland, police say.

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