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Sweden has won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Credit: Reutrers/Leonhard Foeger

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow has won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, beating Russia and Italy in the long-running TV music show.

Finalists from 27 countries took part in the competition which was held at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria.

The 28-year-old singer and TV presenter performed the winning electro-pop ballad 'Heroes', dancing in front of a black screen with animated gnomes.

Sweden last won the 60-year-old competition in 2012.

Listen to Sweden's winning entry below:

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'At least two dead' in shooting at bar in Sweden

At least two people have died and several were injured after a gunman opened fire inside a bar in the city of Gothenburg, Swedish police said.

Police said that an automatic weapon is believed to have been used in the shooting, but they had no details on any suspects.

The shooting happened in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city. Credit: Google Maps

The shooting happened in the Biskopsgarden suburb in a neighborhood that has a history of gang violence, police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm said.

"There is absolutely nothing that indicates terrorism," Brehm said, adding there where indications that it was gang related.

Swedish prosecutors bid to question Assange

Prosecutors from Sweden have submitted a formal request to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, asking his permission to question him in London where he has claimed asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy.

The prosecutor wants to quiz him and carry out DNA tests in connection with allegations of sexual assault and rape, which Assange denies.

Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy for almost three years Credit: Reuters

The Australian has been hiding inside the South American country's UK embassy for almost three years, in fear of being extradited to Sweden.

He says he believes if he was sent to Sweden, he would then be extradited to the United States where he faces being tried for one of the biggest information leaks in the country's history through his website.

Assange's Swedish lawyer has reportedly welcomed the request to question him, but said he is concerned that the process could take some time, as both Britain and Ecuador will have to give their permission for the interview to take place.

Assange has previously offered to be interviewed inside the embassy, but Swedish authorities had refused until now.

We welcome and see it also as a big victory ... for Julian Assange, that what we have demanded is finally going to happen.

– Per Samuelson, lawyer
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