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Police to question Breivik today, but no trial before 2012

Norwegian police said they will question Anders Behring Breivik again on Friday as new information emerged about his killing spree and prosecutors said he would not go on trial before 2012. This will be the second time that police interrogate the far-right extremist since Saturday, the morning after his shooting…

Norway to hold first funeral after killings

NESODDEN, Norway (Reuters) – Norway will hold the first funerals on Friday for victims of Anders Behring Breivik’s massacre of 76 people a week ago amid signs of a leap in popularity for the ruling Labour Party that was his main target. Flags around the nation flew at half mast…

China expected to clamp down on train crash coverage

BEIJING — Chinese journalists and web users have defied censors with scathing criticism of the state after a deadly high-speed rail crash, but analysts predict the government will soon clamp down. Internet users have unleashed unusually high levels of vitriol towards the government in the wake of the crash, and…

Bahrain king ‘supports’ political reforms

DUBAI — Bahrain’s king said he supports proposals for political reform submitted to him on Thursday following a “national dialogue” from which the main Shiite opposition withdrew just two weeks after it began. The report on the dialogue “reflects the determination (of the participants) to rise above the latest incidents,”…

James Murdoch gets ‘unanimous support’ of BSkyB board

LONDON — The board of BSkyB gave chairman James Murdoch its “unanimous support” on Thursday, a source close to the British satellite broadcaster said, despite the furore over the phone-hacking scandal. The 38-year-old son and heir apparent of News Corporation boss Rupert Murdoch had faced calls from some shareholders to…

Modern humans crowded out Europe’s Neanderthals

WASHINGTON — A swell of modern humans outnumbered Neanderthals in Europe by nearly 10 to one, forcing their extinction 40,000 years ago, suggested a study of French archaeology sites on Thursday. Scientists have long debated what caused the Neanderthals to die off rather suddenly, making way for the thriving population…

BBC reporter among 19 killed in Afghan suicide strikes

Triple suicide blasts and shootings killed 19 people including a local BBC reporter in an ongoing attack on Uruzgan province Thursday that was the deadliest to hit Afghanistan in more than a month. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault that began with suicide bombings on official buildings in…

Israeli protesters occupy roof of Tel Aviv stock exchange

Dozens of demonstrators occupied the roof of the Tel Aviv stock exchange on Thursday morning, Israeli military radio reported, as protests over the high cost of living spread throughout Israel. Protesters scaled the building a day after the powerful Histadrut labour union threw its support behind the demonstrators, who have set up…

Hackers access data on 35 mln S. Koreans: agency

Hackers using an Internet address registered in China have gained access to major South Korean websites and may have stolen the private information of 35 million users, authorities said Thursday. They breached the systems of Nate (www.nate.com) and Cyworld (www.cyworld.com), both run by SK Communications, the Korea Communications Commission said. Nate is a search engine with…

Suicide bombers kill 18, wound 35 in southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Eighteen people were killed and 35 were wounded on Thursday during an insurgent attack on government buildings in Afghanistan’s volatile southern Uruzgan province, a senior health official said. “Up to now 18 people have been killed and 35 have been wounded, including military personnel and civilians.…

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