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Swedish professor charged for eating wife's lip

A 52-year-old professor in Stockholm, Sweden, who allegedly sliced off his wife's lower lip and ate it, has been charged with aggravated assault.
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A Swedish flag in Gothenburg, southwest Sweden, on May 21, 2011. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
"He did it so that she would never be able to kiss again and said 'I'll get four years, but you're getting a life sentence,'" prosecutor Jakob Holmberg said.
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Explosives found at Ringhals nuclear plant in Sweden

The four reactors at Ringhals, which lies on Sweden’s south-west coast near the city of Gothenburg, produce almost a fifth of the country’s electricity.

Eritrean national admits aiding Somalia's Al Shabaab

Mohammed Ibrahim, a 38-year-old Eritrean national and permanent resident of Sweden, was arrested in Nigeria in November 2009 and transferred to US custody four months later to face terrorism charges.

Swedish professor 'cuts off wife's lips and eats them'

The man cut off his much younger wife's lips with a knife and ate them because he believed she was having an affair.
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A Swedish flag in Gothenburg, southwest Sweden, on May 21, 2011. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)
The man cut off his much younger wife's lips with a knife and ate them because he believed she was having an affair.
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Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma awarded Sweden's Polar Music Prize

The award is presented annually to both a pop act and classical performer, and will bestow its two recipients with 1 million kronor (or roughly $146,000) at a ceremony in Stockholm August 28.

Sweden's minister of culture criticized for cutting into 'racist cake' (VIDEO)

Sweden's minister of culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth has sparked outrage over her participation in a "racist spectacle" during which she cut into a cake depicting a naked black woman at an art show in Stockholm on Sunday.

Swedish Defence Minister Sten Tolgfors quits over Saudi arms scandal

The plant has not yet been built, and Sweden has no ban on weapons exports to the Gulf kingdom, but the secretive nature of the deal – which Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt later confirmed had been signed with Riyadh in 2005 – caused controversy.

Minecraft livestreams video game design marathon for charity

Mojang, creators of Minecraft, live stream a 60 hour marathon of game design for charity.

Always the Good Guy Gregs, the creators of Mincraft — Mojang — will be livestreaming the creation of a new game for charity. The stream, which will be live until Sunday, will show the magnanimous Swedes creating a new game while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity during a 60 hour marathon. Those who would like to purchase the game can choose to donate any amount of money to the Electronic Frontiers Foundation, Child's Play, Charity: Water, and the American Red Cross.

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Coming Apart? European experience of illegitimate births is different than America's

Controversial author Charles Murray's new book points to births out of wedlock as a reason for social decay in America. Europe's experience says illegitimacy may not be the reason.
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Not all families are traditional, like President Obama's, but is the decline in their number behind America's social crisis? (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The works of conservative intellectual Charles Murray are designed to provoke debate and raise hackles among liberal intellectuals. His book "The Bell Curve" is the best-known example, along with "Human Accomplishment: The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences." He is an ice-cold flame-thrower as this radio interview from a couple of years ago shows.

He's at it again, in the just published, "Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010." Much of the discussion of the book has centered on Murray's statistical dissection of the white working class, particularly family breakdown as measured by births out of wedlock.

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has an interesting discussion of the book here, and at least partially tips his liberal hat towards a point Murray makes.

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Pirate Bay founders are going to jail

Malmo — "I’m proud as hell of what I’ve done,” says one of the soon-to-be-incarcerated Pirate Bay founders.
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