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England will face Norway and Belgium in their final two friendlies before Euro 2012.

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Tycoons back new far-right grouping

A property tycoon and a former investment fund manager have been named as the driving forces behind a plan to create a new force on the far-right of British politics.

Breivik asked if he could address the public gallery, but was bluntly refused by the judge

'Nervous' Breivik pleads not guilty to Norway massacre

Anders Behring Breivik, who has confessed to massacring scores of people in Norway earlier this year, appeared in court yesterday and tried to address survivors of the attacks, before the judge ordered him to remain in prison for another 12 weeks until the start of his trial.

Britons to be quizzed over Norway massacre

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.

Norway's month of mourning ends

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.

Breivik back in court as relatives visit Utoya

The first of hundreds of relatives and close friends of victims of Norway's worst massacre have travelled to the island of Utoya to identify where their loved ones were killed.

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

One of the leaders of the Arctic expedition in which a British public schoolboy was mauled to death by a polar bear is to undergo a third operation today on his injuries.

Operation for man who shot polar bear

One of the leaders of the Arctic expedition in which a British public schoolboy was mauled to death by a polar bear is to undergo surgery today.

Prosecutor fears Breivik is holding back on accomplices

A prosecutor says the man who killed 77 people in Norway on 22 July is refusing to give information that would help the authorities determine if he had accomplices.

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.

Breivik's mother 'in shock' over violence

Officials who have interviewed the mother of the self-confessed mass murderer Anders Breivik have broken their silence on her condition for the first time, saying she is deeply confused and that she has no intention of seeing her son again.

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

Anders Breivik demanded to be appointed the head of the Norwegian army and called for the abdication of King Harald V during police questioning, but despite his apparent delusions of grandeur, forensic experts have concluded that the confessed killer is unlikely to be declared insane.

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The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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