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Can Sweden's 'vertical farms' solve global food shortages? [Video]

Can Sweden's 'vertical farms' solve global food shortages?

Al Jazeera takes a look at an intricate farming operation within Stockholm’s city walls.

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Four new plant species discovered in western ghats [Video]

Four new plant species discovered in western ghats

The Centre for Medicinal Plants Research of Kottakkal Arya Vaidyasala discovered four new species of plants in the bio-rich Western Ghats.The team of researchers led by Dr. KM Prabhukumar, Senior..

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Life-saving medical equipment patrols Sweden skies

The country is the first to use drones to carry defibrillators, a crucial intervention for sudden cardiac arrest.

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App to keep track of post-COVID pub punters [Video]

App to keep track of post-COVID pub punters

Many pubs across the UK will be able to re-open from July 4, and app developers in Sweden think they have a solution to help pubs manage the number of people on their premises. Joe Davies reports.

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How's That Working For You? Sweden's Herd Immunity Strategy Comes Up Fatally Short [Video]

How's That Working For You? Sweden's Herd Immunity Strategy Comes Up Fatally Short

Unlike most European countries, Sweden opted for the 'herd immunity' strategy to battle the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. In April, Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell predicted that by..

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On This Day: 11 June 1956 - The Queen's State Visit to Sweden [Video]

On This Day: 11 June 1956 - The Queen's State Visit to Sweden

On this day in 1956, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Stockholm for their first State Visit to Sweden. Report by Dessentjacksonl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow..

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Sweden drops probe into unsolved 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme [Video]

Sweden drops probe into unsolved 1986 murder of PM Olof Palme

The chief prosecutor on the case says the probe was closed because the main suspect, Stig Engstrom, died in 2000.

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Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved [Video]

Sweden says 34 year mystery of Palme assassination is solved

A Swedish prosecutor closed the case of the 1986 assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme on Wednesday, accusing an insurance company graphic designer who died 20 years ago of the country's most..

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Teenager wins Rally of Sweden with his mum as co-pilot [Video]

Teenager wins Rally of Sweden with his mum as co-pilot

Teenaged Oliver Solberg wins the Rally Sweden Lockdown with his mum by his side as co-pilot.

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Coronavirus: Hard-hit Sweden admits it could have battled COVID-19 better [Video]

Coronavirus: Hard-hit Sweden admits it could have battled COVID-19 better

“I think there is potential for improvement in what we have done in Sweden, quite clearly,” Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency told Swedish media on Wednesday.View on euronews

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Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure [Video]

Dairy-rich diet may lower risks of diabetes, high blood pressure

A recent study links eating at least two daily servings of dairy to lower cluster of factors that heighten cardiovascular disease risk (metabolic syndrome).The observed associations were strongest for..

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Sweden Says It's 'Surprising' Their Herd Immunity Gambit Is Such A Disaster [Video]

Sweden Says It's 'Surprising' Their Herd Immunity Gambit Is Such A Disaster

A new Swedish study found that just 7% of people in Stockholm had caught the novel coronavirus COVID-19 by the end of April. According to Business Insider, Swedish forecasters had previously predicted..

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Oops! Former Swedish Health Chief Says No-Lockdown Policy 'Hasn't Been The Smartest' [Video]

Oops! Former Swedish Health Chief Says No-Lockdown Policy 'Hasn't Been The Smartest'

Sweden's lockdown-free strategy to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is a global outlier. Business Insider reports the Nordic country has a soaring death rate, with many of..

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Are care homes the dark side of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy? [Video]

Are care homes the dark side of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

Are care homes the dark side of Sweden’s coronavirus strategy?

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Sweden PM defends Covid-19 strategy [Video]

Sweden PM defends Covid-19 strategy

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Lofven has defended the country's strategy against Covid-19, dispelling any myths that his government was not taking the pandemic seriously. A large death toll in..

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Don't Tell, Ask: Sweden's Scarily High COVID-19 Death Toll [Video]

Don't Tell, Ask: Sweden's Scarily High COVID-19 Death Toll

Sweden never issued any mandatory lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Instead, the Nordic country asked its citizens to voluntarily maintain social distance. According to..

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