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Nobel economics laureate Hart worried about Trump's plans

2016-12-07 21:59

Nobel economics prize laureate Oliver Hart says he's not impressed by President-elect Donald Trump's plans for the US economy.

5 teens in Sweden charged with raping fellow Afghan boy

2016-12-07 06:20

Swedish authorities have charged five teenagers from Afghanistan with raping another Afghan boy in an alleged assault that prosecutors say lasted for at least an hour.

A reindeer's perilous journey in Swedish Lapland

2016-11-29 16:54

A herd of reindeer moves silently down the mountain, their silver coats and majestic antlers blending into the Swedish tundra, but climate change is lurking.

Swedes create hotline to raise mansplaining awareness

2016-11-17 17:45

A large Swedish trade union has been running a week-long hotline where people can talk about condescending co-workers in an effort to raise awareness about workplace sexism.

Hilux fails handling test: Here's how 5 rival bakkies fared

2016-10-31 13:49

A video showing a Toyota Hilux fail a handling test, nearly tipping over in the process, has gone viral. Wheels24 readers respond with their own bakkie stories...

Record-shattering birds stay in air for 10 months - study

2016-10-28 13:47

A small, dark-feathered bird known as the common swift flies for 10 months on end without ever landing, the longest time spent aloft of any known bird, scientists say.

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The new Mercedes-Benz bakkie has been revealed. Check out Ferdi de Vos' close-ups of the new Concept X-Class.

The new Mercedes-Benz bakkie has been revealed. Check out Ferdi de Vos' close-ups of the new Concept X-Class.

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Attacker in clown mask stabs man in Sweden

2016-10-14 17:05

A man in Sweden has been stabbed by an attacker wearing a clown mask, police say, as a wave of hysteria about sightings of "creepy" or "killer" clowns sweeps the United States and European nations.

Nobel: Big hopes rest on tiny machines

2016-10-05 22:16

Molecular machines, which have earned their inventors the Nobel Chemistry Prize, are a fraction of the width of a human hair but strong enough to move things 10 000 times their size.

'Strange states' of matter earns trio Nobel Physics Prize

2016-10-04 18:45

The study of "strange states" of matter, which may one day yield superfast computers, have earned British scientists David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz the Nobel Physics Prize.

 

WikiLeaks' Assange denies sexual assault in released statement

2016-12-07 15:38

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released what he says is his statement to prosecutors in which he asserts he is innocent of committing any sex crimes while visiting Sweden six years ago.

Mugabe keeps at least 4 envoys unaccredited since August – report

2016-12-01 09:05

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly kept at least four envoys from European countries unaccredited, months after they arrived in the country, citing a busy schedule.

WATCH: This Ford fan celebrates his 97th birthday in a Mustang

2016-11-20 19:30

How to spend your 97th birthday? For muscle-car enthusiast, Lennart Ribring, the answer was easy; behind the wheel of a Ford Mustang.

Ecuador to question Assange on rape allegations

2016-11-07 20:49

Julian Assange will be questioned next week over longstanding rape accusations, Sweden's public prosecutor's office has announced, saying an Ecuadorian prosecutor would visit the WikiLeaks founder in the embassy where he has been holed up since 2012.

Sweden refuses to suspend Assange's arrest warrant for funeral

2016-10-28 15:26

The Swedish prosecutor's office has rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to temporarily suspend an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and attend a funeral.

Video shows Hilux bakkie fail handling test, Toyota responds

2016-10-28 12:33

A video shows SA's bakkie king, the Toyota Hilux, failing to avoid objects in the road without tipping over. How accurate is this test? The Japanese automaker responds..

Mercedes’ SA-bound X-Class bakkie: Here's all you need to know

2016-10-26 08:17

The highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz bakkie has finally been revealed albeit in two near production-ready concepts. X-Class ‘Stylish Explorer’ or ‘Powerful Adventurer’… which would you choose?

Nobel Economics Prize awarded to Hart, Holmstrom for contract theory

2016-10-10 14:17

British-American economist Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom of Finland have won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work on contract theory, the jury has said.

When is a coffee mug a doughnut?

2016-10-05 21:09

A topologist is a person who cannot tell the difference between a coffee mug and a doughnut - so goes a joke about a little-known scientific field crowned with a Nobel Physics Prize.

First Nobel 2016 winner to be announced

2016-10-02 17:50

Judges at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm are set to name the first of this year's Nobel Prize winners.

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