News Edward Snowden speaking during his dinner with a group of four retired US ex-intelligence workers and activists at a luxurious room in an unidentified location.

Former government contractor could join President Obama, Henry Kissinger and Nelson Mandela in historic list

Oslo bomb suspect bought 6 tonnes of fertiliser

The Norwegian man suspected over a bombing and shooting spree which killed at least 92 people bought six tons of fertiliser before the massacre, the supplier said today as police investigated witness accounts of a second gunman.

85 killed in youth camp shooting, 7 in Oslo blast

Police arrived at an island massacre about 90 minutes after a gunman first opened fire, slowed because they didn't have quick access to a helicopter and then couldn't find a boat to make their way to the scene just several hundred yards (meters) offshore. The assailant surrendered when police finally reached him, but 82 people died before that.

Timeline: How the Norway terror attacks unfolded

Here is a timeline of the terror attacks in Norway (times in BST).

Terror returns to hit Norway

At least 17 dead in attacks on Oslo and island youth camp

Youth camp shootings follow Oslo explosion

Terrorism ravaged long-peaceful Norway today when a bomb ripped into buildings including the prime minister's office and a man dressed as a police officer opened fire at a nearby island youth camp.

'Gunman dressed as policeman attacks youth camp' near Oslo

Police in Norway say shots were fired near Oslo at a youth meeting, after the blast at the government offices.

Child Wonder, By Roy Jacobsen, trans. Don Bartlett with Don Shaw

You've got a sister," his mother tells Finn, "a half-sister." This news heralds the first of several profound changes to Finn's life in the watershed year of 1961. Inevitably it makes him more aware of the occluded history of his father, who deserted his family for another woman, and died in a crane accident: "I can neither remember him nor the divorce, nor the accident, but Mother remembers for us both."

Bolt defies Oslo rain in comeback 200m

The triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt set the quickest time in the world this season as he eased to victory over 200 metres in last night's Diamond League meeting in Oslo, while Caster Semenya also set her best time of the year but could only finish third behind Halima Hachlaf in the 800m.

Now the thaw's here, it's a cool place to be

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Semenya joins the Diamond set

Caster Semenya will compete at the Diamond League meet in Oregon on 4 June as she begins her international build-up to defending her 800m world title. She is also hoping to run at the Bislett Games in Oslo five days later.

Uri Dromi: Only the Palestinians will be weakened by this attack

A distant blast, ambulance sirens, frantic telephone calls, breaking news on television. What déjà vu. All Israelis have some kind of encounter with terror.

Album: Aethenor, En Form for Bla (VHF)

A quartet of avantly inclined souls – including Derek Bailey's drum chum Steve Noble and Stephen O'Malley, guitarist in Sunn0))) – getting into some sort of weird anti-groove live in Oslo.

Album: Meadow, Blissful Ignorance (Edition)

Recorded at Rainbow Studios in Oslo, with the UK's John Taylor on piano and Norwegians Thomas Stronen on drums and Tore Brunborg on saxes, Meadow turns out to be more rhythmically varied than its ECM-type provenance might suggest.

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