UFO house can be yours
(Real Estate) You too can live in the UFO house. The tower which appears on Bråvallas airfield skyline outside Norrköping is now for sale. The old tower, which is one of two UFO-like designs, was created in 1970 by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen. It boasts 50 square meters (538 square feet) of open plan area and oval windows looking over the horizon. There are more than 60 of these buildings preserved around the world, 20 of which were manufactured in Finland. The auction opens on October 3. It may not be entirely up to your local building code but you'll definitely be the talk of the town. For more info, see www.fortv.se/till-salu/FASTIGHETER-TILL-SALU2/

Sweden wins in 2016 paralympic weekend
(Sports) Sweden has already won five medals in this year’s Paralympic competition in Rio, and there are six days to go. Maja Reichard, who carried the Swedish flag during the opening ceremony, received the Nordic nation's first metal — a bronze for her performance in the 100m backstroke. Joackim Norbert won silver for pistol shooting, and swimmer Karl Forsman brought home the gold in the 1000m breaststroke. Reichard won silver in the 50 meter freestyle on Day 5, and Anna-Carin Ahlqvist won bronze in table tennis the same day. The Paralympics continue through Sunday, September 18.

Increased budget for police
(National) Swedish police will be receiving extra funding over the course of the next four years. The government promised on Sept. 12 to provide an extra SEK 2 billion to boost department resources and hire more officers. Unrest over poor pay and bad working conditions has been an issue causing many officers to resign while offering little incentive for new recruits to join.

Police dog a true champion
(National) A 6-year-old German Shepherd, Cruyffi, rescues people, locates drugs and weapons, chases thieves and now she has won the the title of Best in Sweden. A true champion, the police dog participated in a three-day championship in Falun in the Bloodhound category. Cruyffi won the category and brought home the gold with handler mom, Andrea.

Call to end religious schools
(National) The Liberal Party has called for a ban against the establishment of religious schools for newly arrived immigrant children. Establishment of such schools was thought to provide "a good start in Swedish society” reports Radio Sweden. Jan Björklund (L), former Minister of Education, speaks out against such schooling saying it leads to increased segregation. Björklund's comments have started a heated debate in his own party and throughout Sweden.