• Slovenia wins team ski jump event ahead of host Norway

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Slovenia won the team ski jump event on Saturday, edging out host nation Norway.

  • FIS Nordic Combined World Cup, winner Jarl Magnus Riiber of Norway, centre, flanked by 2nd place Akito Watabe of Japan, left, and 3rd placed Eric Frenzel of Germany, right, after the Men’s 10 km Cross Country race in Holmenkollen, Norway, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (Vegard Wivestad Grott/NTB Scan pix via AP) NORWAY OUT

    Teenager Riiber secures 1st Nordic combined win

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norwegian teenager Jarl Magnus Riiber won his first Nordic combined World Cup on Saturday in front of his home crowd.

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  • Norway's Kjetil Jansrud nearly loses his balance while skiing during the first training session for a World Cup downhill event, also a test event for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, at the Jeongseon Alpine Center in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

    Jansrud leads downhill training again at Pyeongchang test

    JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — Kjetil Jansrud of Norway led downhill training again Friday at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics test event.

  • Japan’s Takanashi wins again in women’s ski jump World Cup

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — Sara Takanashi of Japan soared to her eighth straight ski jumping World Cup victory on Thursday, extending her lead in the overall standings.

  • Norwegians win 5 of 6 podium places in cross-country races

    DRAMMEN, Norway (AP) — Norwegians took five of the six podium places in the classic sprint on Wednesday at a cross-country World Cup event.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, file photo, Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, almost 3, smiles while standing next to her family's laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan. International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year-old war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of the Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater donor generosity this time around, despite a record ask of close to $9 billion for 2016. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

    Syria aid conference to seek record $9B for 2016

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International aid to the victims of Syria’s five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday’s annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.

  • Pope Francis speaks during an audience with nuns and priests, in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    IS victims’ advocate, pontiff among Nobel Peace Prize names

    STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — A woman who champions the rights of Islamic State rape victims, Pope Francis and the Afghan women’s cycling team are among the known candidates for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize as the nomination window was set to close Monday.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, Syrian refugee Nihad Sadder, left, and his family pose for a photo in Murmansk, Russia. When Nihad Sadder and his family set out four months ago, they planned on traveling to Norway via Russia to avoid the “risky” Mediterranean sea crossing. Now, the family is stranded in the Russian Arctic city of Murmansk, held up by bureaucracy and border control. (AP Photo/Roman Stepanovich)

    Syrian migrants in Russia wait to cross tightening border

    MURMANSK, Russia (AP) — Outside Maher al-Masihi’s rooms in the Arctic city of Murmansk, the snow is deep and the temperature far below freezing. He pulls out a smartphone and gazes at a map of Syria, where the weather is sunny and balmy. The weather aside, he is happy to be in Russia and frightened he’ll be forced back to Syria.

  • Travis Ganong, of the United States, competes during an alpine ski, men's World Cup downhill, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Pier Marco Tacca)

    Norway’s Kilde wins men’s World Cup downhill

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Even with Aksel Lund Svindal out for the season, Norwegian men are finding ways to win on the World Cup circuit.