Finland is a country in Northern Europe whose capital and the largest city is Helsinki. Finland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with an economy build on the Nordic model. It is a member of the UN and the EU.
The Finnish city of Kuopio was gripped by violence on Tuesday after an attacker went on a stabbing spree targeting students temporarily based at a local shopping mall. Here is what is known about the incident so far.
A student who brought a sword to class pulled the weapon from their bag and began attacking classmates and a teacher, according to eyewitness reports from Finland. Police say one person died in the attack.
Finnish authorities are investigating a Christian MP and former interior minister over her Facebook post that included verses from the Bible, which police say may amount to an “attack” on the LGBT community.
Nature photographer Tero Pylkkanen was camping with his family in Kuhmo, Finland, when he decided to set up in a nearby hide to try and film local wildlife. In his own words, he may have captured the “best bear fight ever.”