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World-renowned footballer Ada Hegerberg had just been crowned the first ever female recipient of the Ballon d'Or award, which essentially is a marker that you are the best player IN THE WORLD btw, when French DJ Martin Solveig put his foot in it.

He created a hugely awkward moment on stage when he asked the gifted player if she could 'twerk', to which she curtly responded with a simple 'No'.

We probably would have responded in a much less classy manner, but that's a testament to how much sexism she has presumably had to deal with as a female footballer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 42-year-old DJ claimed that the Lyon and Norway superstar forward, despite answering "no" – had told him after the ceremony that she "understood it was a joke".

Hegerberg also told BBC Sport she "didn't consider it sexual harassment" after the 23-year-old was recognised as the world's best player in Paris

It was all the more awkward seeing as the footballer's speech was referencing her hopes of inspiring girls to believe in themselves.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The reaction on social media was swift and furious, with tennis player Andy Murray commenting on the matter; "Another example of the ridiculous sexism that still exists in sport."

"To everyone who thinks people are overreacting and it was just a joke… it wasn't. I've been involved in sport my whole life and the level of sexism is unreal."

Solveig took to Twitter to express his apologies, but claimed that it was a total misunderstanding.

He also uploaded a video, claiming that anyone who has known him for a while is aware of his respect for women, and that it was taken out of context;

We don't quite know what to think of this one.

Do you think the question was out of line, and that Murray is right in saying that sexism still exists in sport?

Or do you think this all blown way out of proportion? 

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Norway has taken a major step to protect animal welfare by banning fur farms.

The country has pledged to eliminate all fur farms by the year 2025.

The country is estimated to have around 300 fur farms currently in operation.

According to PETA, these establishments kill 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year.

Animal rights activists in Norway have been campaigning for a ban for many years.

The final details of the ban have yet to be finalised.

Currently, fur farming is legal in Ireland.

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Leading the way in sexual education, Norway's national broadcaster, NRK, want to show teenagers the honest side of sex.

It is hoped that the show, due to be aired later this year, will provide children aged between 8 and 12 with a healthier perspective on nudity and sex, by showing real life sex scenes.

The programme, Line fikser kroppen, will see host, Line Elvsåshagen, openly discuss issues around body positivity, puberty, and of course, sexual encounters.

She said: “The idea is not to show sexual organs in action but rather to move away from a glorified image and show that sex is a nice and intimate situation that can often be a bit clumsy without being dangerous.”

Producers have put out an open call for couples who are willing to get intimate on camera, but, rather understandably, their efforts have not proved successful thus far. 

In an attempt to raise the profile of their search, the show has hung posters around the country and has made contact with a number of blogs.

P3's editorial director, Håkon Moslet, said the new programme offers a more realistic narrative to that seen in pornography:

“Just showing surgically-enhanced bodies and overly-choreographed sex creates false hopes and misperceptions.”

“We hope that by showing sex in its entirety, rather than just merely as penetration, we can provide the target group with the right approach.”

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Reports are emerging this morning that Norwegian police found and defused a bomb outside an underground train station in Oslo.

Officers had to evacuate the station, late-night bars and restaurants as the bomb disposal team made their way to the scene.

Norwegian police chief, Vidar Pedersen, said the device was initially described as "bomb-like", and it turned out to be an explosive.

However, the chief would not give out any other information about the device or the suspect.

No injuries were reported.

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Earlier this week, Justin Bieber was attacked in a Munich nightclub for accidentally bumping off a random stranger.

And it seems the incident has left the singer in foul form, as today a video emerged of him seemingly telling his own fans that they “suck”.

The new clip – which was filmed in Norway as the star passed through with his Purpose World Tour – shows the 22-year-old Canadian and his crew walking past a group of excited fans, but as his followers try to get his attention, the performer – who otherwise ignored the group – can be heard saying “You guys suck”.

As reported by The Irish Mirror, those recording the footage can be heard letting out a disappointed sigh as Justin strolls away.

While it is not totally clear as to whether or not JB meant to direct the insult at the group, we hope he says Sorry to those poor fans.

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Angelina Jordan from Norway is fast becoming a YouTube sensation, as her performance of What A Difference A Day Makes by Dinah Washington goes viral.

The eight-year-old songstress swept her nation away with her strong and soulful voice but is now making herself known all over the world through social media. 

With nearly two million views on YouTube, Angelina is being compared to the late Amy Winehouse and even sports the same look with a gorgeous beehive hairstyle. 

One user on YouTube said: "She reminds me of Amy Winehouse so much it's painful", while another wrote: "If Bjork and Amy Winehouse had a child".

In 2014 Angelina won Norway's version of Britain's Got Talent, called Norwegian Talents, but up until now she was only well known in her country. The performance, filmed at the fortress in Halden, Norway, begins with two backing singers singing opening notes and when Angelina joins them onstage, the crowd goes crazy.

See Angelina's performance for yourself below:

 

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If you missed the recent Northern Lights in Donegal, never fear! We have found three amazing places that you can see the natural light  display.

Svalbard, Norway
Svalbard is located in the Barents Sea between the Norwegian mainland and the North Pole and is home to just 2,400 people. The best time to go is between November and March.

Abisko National Park, Sweden
The Abisko National Park is home to the Aurora Sky Station and is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. The Sky Station is located 250km from the Arctic Circle  and is open on Friday nights from December to March so you better get moving if you want to see the aurora borealis.

Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
The Sneafellsnes Peninsula is an isolated, narrow strip of land that makes for a perfect viewing point of the light display. It also has a volcano, caves, glaciers and waterfalls to explore while you are there.

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Wow is all we can say!

7 year-old Angelina Jordan appeared on Norway’s Got Talent recently.

She leaves the judges in stunned silence after her hauntingly beautiful rendition of Billie Holiday’s “Gloomy Sunday”.

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