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Neither offered, nor asked to mediate: Norway’s Ambassador to India on Indo-Pak tensions

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Clarifying Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg’s “general comment” on India-Pakistan relations, country’s Ambassador to India, Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg said that Solberg neither offered nor has been asked to mediate between the two neighbouring countries to reduce tension. “Our PM's view was that India & Pakistan should talk together, anybody asked for assistance, we will consider it. She made a general comment. Norway has not been asked to mediate, neither have we offered to,” Kamsvåg told ANI. Solberg recently visited India and had advocated talks between India and Pakistan, and believed that “all countries in the world should be talking more”. “If there is an interest from the partners, we will try to use the mechanisms that we know. We have been working quite a lot in different countries but we always have this one basic thinking: The partners need to want to sit down by the table and discuss," she had said during her official visit to India. The controversy regarding Norway’s role in India-Pakistan relations first erupted when former Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik visited Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) last year and held talks with Hurriyat leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Reigning champion Carlsen all square with Caruana after game 10 of World Chess Championships

Reigning chess world champion Magnus Carlsen salvages a draw against challenger Fabiano Caruana in game 10 of their 2018 FIDE World Championship Match in London, England, UK, to leave the final deadlocked at five points apiece

Oil tanker collides with frigate off Norway, oil and gas plants shut

An oil tanker carrying a cargo of crude collided with a Norwegian navy frigate off Norway's coast on Thursday, leaving to a shutdown of a North Sea crude terminal, a gas processing plant and several offshore fields. Francis Maguire reports.

Would Have Been Great If Puja Had Won Gold - Puja Dhanda Mum

At the World Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Puja Dhanda won bronze. In the 57 kg category, she defeated Grace Bulan of Norway 10-7 . This was after six years that India won bronze at the World Championship. After Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat and Alka Tomar, Pooja Dhanda is the fourth Indian woman to win the honour. On reaching Delhi, Puja received a joyous welcome. But Puja's mothers said the happiness would have been double if she had won gold.

Himachal Pradesh rains: IAF rescues 5 foreign nationals

Kullu (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 26 (ANI); Five foreign nationals from Denmark and Norway were rescued by Indian Air Force chopper from Lahaul-Spiti today. They were stranded in the region from last two days and were airlifted to Kullu. Several districts in Himachal Pradesh have been battered after continuous rains. Three IAF choppers have been deployed for rescue operations. “We will try to airlift and rescue around 150 people today. We will also rescue those stranded in Keylong and nearby areas”, said Kullu DC Yunus Khan.

Suffocating 'Pollution pods' shock visitors for Earth Day

It’s no secret that London is one smoggy city. But how does it compare to other places around the world? British artist Michael Pinsky has created ‘pollution pods’ from five different atmospheres across three continents: from the Norwegian island of Tautra to Beijing, Delhi and Sao Paulo. Rosanna Philpott reports.

Norway to upgrade its ‘Doomsday’ seed vault spending $12.7 million

New Delhi, (ANI): Norway will spend $12.7 million to upgrade its ‘Doomsday’ seed vault that is situated at an abandoned Arctic coal mine to store and safeguard the world’s crops during the time of man-made or natural apocalyptic disasters. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault will have emergency power and refrigerating units and other electrical equipment that emits heat through the tunnel under the up gradation. The vault has the capacity to hold 4.5 million crop varieties. It currently holds more than 8, 90,000 samples from different parts of the world. The vault aims to meet the agricultural needs after catastrophic disasters.

Prince William, Kate in photo-op with Norway's royal family

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate toured Oslo, Norway on Thursday. The British royals are on the third day of a four-day visit to Sweden and Norway. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Cotton denies hearing "shithole" remark from Trump

In an interview on CBS' Face the Nation, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton said he "didn't hear" President Donald Trump make an allegedly racist comment. Rough Cut (no reporter narration.)

Trump's 'shithole' comments spark global backlash

The United Nations human rights office on Friday rejected as "racist" and inciting xenophobia the reported remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump describing immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries. Jonah Green reports,

Uber suspends unlicensed service in Norway

ber has voluntarily suspended one of its services in Norway, UberPOP, in what appears to be a more conciliatory tone with regulators as it faces trouble across Europe. Matt Laratonda reports.

Norway conservatives win close election

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has declared victory in the country's parliamentary election. The tight run race has seen a centre-right coalition emerge victorious. Jacob Greaves reports.