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Several British citizens could be questioned by Norwegian police as part of investigations into the mass killings by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, a spokesman confirmed today.

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Norway's Prime Minister urged his countrymen to look after each other, as the nation yesterday concluded a month-long mourning period with a memorial service to the 77 people killed by a right-wing extremist.

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Court keeps Breivik isolated

The man who admits massacring 77 people in Norway has appeared at an Oslo court hearing to decide whether he should be kept in isolation.

Third operation for leader who shot killer bear

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Norway's premier urges a new tone in public debate

Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg warned political leaders, journalists and internet users to be more careful about what they said in public and online yesterday as the Oslo parliament held its first session since the devastating 22 July attacks that claimed 77 lives.

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Marine Le Pen urged to rebuke father over Oslo massacre stance

The former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen has embarrassed his politician daughter by dismissing the Oslo massacre as an "accident" caused by the "naivety" of Norway's government. His comments appeared – not for the first time – to undermine efforts by Marine Le Pen to bring the National Front into the French political mainstream.

Breivik demands to be made head of army, but may not be deemed insane

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