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Utoya attack was Norway killer's back-up plan

Anders Breivik admits island camp was not prime target

Fiona Talkington: Norwegian music has a big role to play in the aftermath of this tragedy

Fiona Talkington, Radio 3 presenter and champion of Norwegian music, on the sounds she fell in love with.

'We will answer hatred with love and honour our heroes'

Norwegian Prime Minister's pledge as first funerals of Breivik's victims are held

Norway mourns 76 victims of massacre

Norway has begun burying the dead a week after an anti-immigrant extremist killed 76 people in a bombing and shooting rampage.

Laurie Penny: Calling Breivik mad lets the far-right off the hook

Few wish to examine the possibility that the killer may simply have taken to a violent extreme ideas that, while hateful, are current in mainstream political debate

Police to question mass killer Breivik again

The Norwegian man who killed 76 people in a bombing and youth camp massacre is a sociopath who acted without accomplices or a network of like-minded right-wing extremists, and kept his plans to himself for more than a decade, a top security official said today.

Video: CCTV released of Oslo blast

CCTV footage of Friday's bomb blast in central Oslo has been released.

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Breivik was desperate to be taken alive, say police

Norwegian police last night described the dramatic moment Anders Behring Breivik was seized, by armed officers as the country's Prime Minister announced an independent commission to investigate last Friday's attacks and promised compensation to victims' families.

Norway to form independent commission to probe attacks

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg vowed today that Norway will fight back against the twin terror attacks with "more democracy" and said an independent commission is being formed to investigate the massacre and to help survivors and relatives.

Police say no evidence of Breivik link with UK

There is no evidence of links between mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik and the English far-right, according to Norway's domestic intelligence chief.

Breivik is insane, says lawyer as his client is charged with crimes against humanity

The self-confessed killer Anders Breivik is probably insane and sees himself as a heroic warrior who has launched a war that is destined to last for at least 60 years, his lawyer said yesterday.

'Norway is my home. I share the sadness with everyone else'

Jerome Taylor hears the response of Oslo's Muslim community to the tragedy

The lawyer with the challenge of defending the indefensible

Geir Lippestad has taken on a seemingly impossible task. The 47-year-old Oslo lawyer is defence counsel for Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian who last Friday committed his country's worst single act of violence since the Second World War.

Anders Breivik is 'insane', says his lawyer

Massacre gunman Anders Breivik is insane and appears to have no idea of the worldwide revulsion at his acts, his lawyer said today.

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