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World condemns ‘cowardly’ Norway attacks

Western governments lined up to condemn twin attacks in Norway which have claimed at least 87 lives, slamming the “cowardly” perpetrators as they vowed to step up intelligence cooperation. With Norway involved in both the Afghan and Libya campaigns, NATO’s chief said the alliance stood united against the “heinous” acts…

Afghan man, Asylum-seeker cuts throat in Australia protest

An asylum seeker cut his throat and dozens more were on hunger strike at an northern Australian detention centre, refugee activists said, taking immigration protests into their fourth day. Two men had cut themselves, “one on his arm and one on his throat”, at the remote Scherger detention centre in…

Norwegian shooter linked to right-wing extremism

Update: Reuters is now reporting that according to a Norwegian television station, the shooter “has links to right-wing extremism.” As fresh information trickles in about the bombing of government buildings in Norway’s capital of Oslo on Friday and the apparently related shootings at a summer camp for children of that…

NATO probes hacker’s claim of security breach

BRUSSELS — NATO is investigating claims by the hacker group Anonymous that it plundered sensitive data from alliance computers, a NATO official said Friday. “We are aware that Anonymous has claimed to have hacked us and we have security experts investigating these claims,” the official said. “We strongly condemn any…

Eight killed as Syria quells massive protests

Syrian security forces killed at least eight civilians on Friday as more than 1.2 million protesters swarmed cities in the north and east to protest against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, activists said. Activists had called for Friday’s demonstrations on Facebook group The Syrian Revolution 2011, a driving force behind more than four months…

Dalai Lama doesn’t want to be like British queen

Tibet’s spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is giving up his political duties as he plans a shift to democracy. But one model he doesn’t want to emulate is the British constitutional monarchy. “A ceremonial role? I don’t like it, to be like the British sort of queen,” the Dalai Lama…

Chavez says first cancer treatment a success

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Friday he was preparing for a second round of chemotherapy treatment in Cuba to eliminate the risk of malignant cells. The announcement by the 56-year-old socialist leader that he had surgery inHavana last month to remove a baseball-sized tumor has called into question his fitness to run…

After bomb kills seven in Oslo, gunman opens fire on youth camp

OSLO (Reuters) – A bomb killed seven people in Norway’s capital Oslo on Friday and a gunman opened fire at a youth camp on an island, police said. Police said they believed the bombing and the shooting were connected, but could not immediately confirm Norwegian media reports that several people at…

Report: Murdoch’s hackers also targeted Julian Assange’s former attorney

An attorney who represented embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was targeted by hackers working for the now-shuttered News Corporation tabloid News of the World, he told reporters with Britain’s Channel 4 News. A number for Mark Stephens, Assange’s prior lawyer, reportedly appears in a notebook kept by Murdoch phone hacker…

Explosion shakes Oslo ‘near Norwegian govt HQ’

OSLO, Norway (Reuters) – A massive bomb shattered Norway’s main government building in Oslo Friday, killing two people police were quoted as saying by local news agency NTB. There was no claim of responsibility, though NATO member Norway has been the target of threats, if not bombs, before, notably over…

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