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Swedish MP flashes genitals at Instagram followers

A prominent Swedish politician was forced into a rapid U-turn after he accidentally posted an image of his genitals on photo-sharing website Instagram.

Lars Ohly, who was intending to share a photo of a new Liverpool FC tattoo on his leg, failed to notice that his penis was visible in the background.

The 56-year-old quickly removed the revealing snap, but not before his oversight had been spotted by social media users.

Lars Ohly's Instagram photo revealed more than the MP had intended Credit: REUTERS/Bob Strong

Despite facing a barrage of ridicule, former Left Party leader Ohly made light of the potential political crisis.

He tweeted: "Ha, ha, I accidentally posted a picture on Instagram that showed more than intended. Now corrected".

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, of the rival Moderate Party, joked: "Congratulations - finally, after all these years you have made a genuine public breakthrough."

Ohly has vowed to follow "a more thorough uploading review process" in the future.

Royals gather for Swedish royal wedding in New York

Christopher O'Neill (L) and Swedish Princess Madeleine wave from the balcony of Grand Hotel Credit: REUTERS/Bertil Enervag Ericson/Scanpix Sweden

Members of royalty from all over Europe are today expected to attend the wedding of Sweden's Princess Madeleine in New York.

Among the guests attending are the Earl and Countess of Wessex, who will be representing the British Royal Family as the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia's three children will marry American financier Chris O'Neill.


Arsonists target buildings on fifth night of unrest in Stockholm

Swedish firefighters fought blazes across the capital Stockholm last night after a fifth night of rioting in which banks and police stations were targeted and cars set alight.

The unrest has been focused on the suburb of Husby, where police shot dead an elderly man who was wielding a knife on May 13, but has spread to other areas.

Fifth night of violence in Swedish capital

There were reports of incidents in several Stockholm suburbs with youths damaging a police station and schools.

Several fires were started across Stockholm. Credit: RTV

Although quieter than previous nights, eight arrests have been made in connection to disturbances related the police station incident in which people tried to start a fire at the station in Alvsjo in south Stockholm. They had also broken nearby shop windows.

In Tensta, near Husby in northwestern Stockholm where the violence started on Sunday evening (May 19), a fire bomb was thrown into a school building. The fire was quickly put out. Later, the emergency services were called to a another fire at a kindergarten school in Kista, also near Husby.

Shop windows were smashed in a fifth night of unrest. Credit: RTV

Since Sunday, hundreds of youths have torched cars and attacked police in immigrant suburbs of Sweden's capital.

Torched cars and attacks on police in Stockholm

Several Stockholm suburbs experienced a fourth night of unrest on Wednesday with youths setting fire to cars and throwing stones at police and fire fighters.

Violence started in Husby in northwestern Stockholm on Sunday evening with cars torched and police attacked in the suburbs of Sweden's capital.

The riots spread from Husby to other poor Stockholm suburbs as groups of youth pushed through the streets throwing stones, breaking windows and setting cars alight.

One police officer was injured in the latest attacks and five were arrested for attempted arson.

Local media said a police station office was set on fire in the southern suburb of Ragsved, where several people were also detained. No one was hurt and the fire was quickly put out.

The riots appear to have been sparked by the police killing of a 69-year-old man wielding a machete in the suburb of Husby this month, which prompted accusations of police brutality.


Manchester City striker pays tribute to Turina

Manchester City and Sweden striker John Guidetti has tweeted following news of the death of Croatian goalkeeper, Ivan Turina.

Tributes and half-mast flags for Croatian goalkeeper

Tributes have been paid to Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina who was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm today.

Flowers and football shirts were laid outside the training ground of Swedish football team AIK Solna, the club the 32-year-old was playing for.

An AIK jersey and flowers lay outside the training ground in memory of the goalkeeper. Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix Sweden/Files
A Swedish flag at half-mast outside the training ground of Turina's club, AIK Solna in Stockholm. Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix Sweden/Files
Turina earned one international cap for Croatia in 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix Sweden/Files

West Brom midfielder: 'Thoughts with Turina family'

West Brom Albion and Sweden midfielder Markus Rosenberg has tweeted following news of the death of Croatian goalkeeper, Ivan Turina.

Fact file: Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina

Ivan Turina, playing for Dinamo Zagreb, clears the ball against Arsenal in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match in 2006. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina, who was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm today, played for several clubs across Europe.

He began his career at Dinamo Zagreb in 1998 as a youth team player before gradually making his way into the first team.

He made over 70 appearances for the club and had various loan spells at other teams around Europe.

Turina, who was 32, won his only international cap for his country in a friendly match against Hong Kong in 2006.

He appeared for Dinamo Zagreb in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium later on that year.

Turina's current club, Swedish side AIK, confirmed his death in a statement.

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