Police in Stockholm have added reinforcements from Gothenburg and Malmö as they face an intense weekend with the prospect of more fires and riots in several suburbs of the capital.
Five nights of arson, vandalism and stone throwing around Husby and other largely immigrant districts of greater Stockholm has stretched the resources of the police.
"It has been a unique week," says police spokesperson Lars Byström to news agency TT.
Read more Police bring in reinforcements from Malmö and Gothenburg
There was unrest in several parts of Stockholm on Thursday night, with a large fire at a Montessori school in the north-western suburb of Kista and several cars torched in Rinkeby and Södertälje.
Police arrested 12 people, including two in Norsborg, south Stockholm. They were held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson.
Read more Fifth night of fires and arrests in Stockholm suburbs
An elk gave birth in an unusual place in western Sweden on Friday - on a central reservation, causing two passing motorists to crash their cars. The elk had earlier been spotted in the morning wandering near route 44 between Trollhättan and Vanersborg. Later in the afternoon the mother gave birth to her calf and then ran away. Two drivers witnesssing the event crashed their cars but did not need hospital treatment. The police tried for several hours to help reunite the calf with its mother and shortly after after 18:00, mother and calf were reunited.
Police have confirmed that the body parts found scattered in a forest in Boden belonged to the missing 20-year-old woman Vatchareeya Bangsuan.
Per Hartman of the Norbotten police told news agency TT that doctors had identified the body parts.
Read more Dismembered body belonged to missing woman
Fed up with losing their animals to hungry wolves, farms in Sweden are recruiting llamas to protect their sheep. Wolf packs have become such a big problem for Swedish farmers that authorities in the South decided to deploy three llamas at a farm which has 900 sheep.
Read more Sweden deploys llamas to protect sheep from wolf attacks
The Jewish Community in Stockholm will not renew Rabbi David Lazar's contract, it announced last night after a meeting where members put forward two motions urging the community to resume job contract negotiations with Lazar.
"The community has previously announced that negotiations have closed, that the parties have not been able to come to an agreement and that the next step is to discuss an exit plan," the community said in a statement.
Read more Stockholm rabbi to go despite protests
What does it sound like when you mix hip hop, big band, and swing? The answer is an eclectic music group from the far north of Sweden, called Movits.
The group consists of the brothers Johan and Anders Rensfeldt, and Joakim Nilsson.
Radio Sweden I caught up with them to hear more about where they and their music is heading.
The Swedish Green Party sides with the Social Democrats more often than with the central-right government alliance parties. That is according to a review of parliamentary ballots by daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, ahead of the Green Party congress, which kicks off today.
On social and environmental issues, the Greens almost always vote on the same side as the Social Democrats. The four right and centrist government coalition parties tend to get the Greens' support on financial and social insurance issues, as well as on votes concerning pension and migration policy.
Swedish police have provided key evidence in the investigation into two Swedish citizens, who are being held in New York accused of terrorism as part of the Somali millitia Al Shabaab.
The material comes from three months of secret Swedish telephone surveillance, carried out in late 2008, before the men travelled to Somalia, where they joined the Islamist movement in its war against ethiopia-backed forces.
Family and friends of the two Swedish citizens detained in the US over terror charges are also holding a demonstration in Stockholm today. The will gather outside the parliament (Riksdag), in protest against the Foreign Ministry’s handling of the men’s case.
Read more USA using Swedish surveillance in trial of "Al Shabaab Swedes"
The people of Gothenburg will get to have their on the city's congestion charge, or "trängselskatt" in Swedish. There will be a referendum in 2014, since enough people had demanded it, and local government politicians had failed to get the two-third majority required to block it.
Read more Congestion charge referendum for Gothenburg
The troubled mining company Northland Resources, which runs an iron ore mine outside of Pajala in northern Sweden, had hoped to get investments worth 335 million US dollars to save the operation from bankruptcy. But instead, the company has secured three months of credit, worth just 35 million dollars.
According to a statement. this loan is meant to cover company costs while it develops a new long-term financial plan.
Read more Northland Resources abandons loan scheme
Lyon were the favourite to win the Women's Champions League final at Stamford Bridge, London last night but the French club lost to German side Wolfsburg.
Swedish football star Lotta Schelin, a striker for Lyon, told Swedish Radio that the team dominated most of the match but were not in top form.
Read more Lotta Schelin speaks out on Champions League loss
People who are self-employed and men with high paying jobs either have the healthiest children in Sweden - or they tend to get someone else to take care of them when they do fall ill.
Self-employed workers and men with good jobs and high salaries rarely take days off to look after a sick child, according to a study by the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan).
Läs mer High-earning men least likely to stay home with sick kids