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International: Sweden drops rape investigation against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Prosecutors in Sweden said on Friday that they would drop their rape investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who sought refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London five years ago.

The announcement represents a victory for Mr. Assange, 45, an Australian, who became a persistent problem for the Obama administration after he released classified and embarrassing documents from the United States and other countries.

But the prosecutors’ decision does not mean that Mr. Assange is in the clear.

International: At least three killed after lorry drives into crowd of people in Stockholm, Sweden

A manhunt is underway in Sweden after a lorry ploughed into crowds in a shopping area in central Stockholm killing at least three people and leaving several injured.

Armed police rushed to the scene but the driver of the vehicle fled.

All trains in and out of Stockholm have been cancelled for the rest of the day the country's national rail company confirmed. 

Sweden’s intelligence agency has said there was a “large number injured” in the attack.
Stefan Lofven, the Prime Minister, said all evidence pointed to “a terror attack”.

Sweden beat Brazil to reach final women Olympic football

Sweden ended Brazil's women's dreams of a first Olympic football gold medal on Tuesday with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win to book their place in the gold medal match.

Cristiane, the Olympics' all-time top scorer, and Andressa saw spot-kicks saved by Hedvig Lindahl after neither side could score a goal in 120 minutes.

Lisa Dahlkvist converted the winning penalty to secure a place in the final and Sweden's first women's football Olympic medal.

Sweden had previously knocked out world powerhouse the USA prior to this game.