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A local politician and two journalists were killed after a random shooting in a bustling nightlife district of a small town in Finland.
The South Karelia Social and Health Care District said the shooting happened around midnight on Saturday in Imatra.
Police spokeswoman Heli Jamsen-Turkki said the victims were the chairwoman of the Imatra Town Council and two local reporters.
The two reporters were also women.
Although their identities have not been announced, police said two of them were in their early 50s, and one was in her 30s.
A 23-year-old local man has been detained in connection with the attack.
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Police in Finland have found five badly-decomposed bodies of babies in the basement of a woman's home in Finland.
A 35-year-old married woman with children has been arrested after the discovery of the foetuses in rotten-smelling packages at her apartment in Oulu.
Police say the woman told them she had given birth to the children at the home five to 10 years ago.
"We are investigating the case as a homicide as the fetuses are so close to full term that under normal conditions they would have been viable to survive," Detective Inspector Seppo Leinonen Leinonen told Reuters.
The family have been in the home for only a few months, and police believe the remains may have been brought from a previous residence.
Eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire in Finland.
Detective Superintendent Petri Kangas said three people survived the accident after they parachuted from the aircraft above Jamijarvi airfield, about 45 miles east of the south western town of Pori.
Mr Kangas said investigators did not know the cause of the accident but that "apparently some parts fell off the plane before it crashed".
Police said the eight victims were found in the badly burned aircraft - a Comp Air 8 kit aircraft, popular among parachutists. The three survivors are being treated for minor injuries.
A former adviser to Vladimir Putin has told the Independent that the Russian president will not stop trying to expand Russia until he has “conquered” Belarus, the Baltic states and Finland.
Andrej Illarionov, the President’s chief economic adviser from 2000 to 2005 warned that Russia will argue that the granting of independence to Finland in 1917 was an act of “treason against national interests”.
A Finnish coach company has had to cancel a Christmas promotion after it was inundated - with gingerbread biscuits.
Matkahuolto said passengers would be allowed to use gingerbread biscuits instead of tickets on the company's long-distance bus routes, but could not keep up with the scores of cookies it received.
Matkahuolto had said that people turning up with a home-baked, edible gingerbread biscuit including the departure point and destination written (or iced) on, would be eligible to receive a free bus ticket for that journey.
But many customers, clutching lovingly prepared 'biscuit tickets', have been left to make alternative travel arrangements after the gingerbread tickets ran out.