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UN Blames Syria for Latest Reported Massacre

Posted July 13th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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What activists are calling the worst of three large-scale massacres in Syria since late May is sparking widespread outrage, with U.N. envoy Kofi Annan singling out the Syrian government for the violence and the opposition demanding swift international action. With unusual candor, Mr. Annan Friday blamed government forces and armed militiamen backed by tanks and […]

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Norway Massacre Trial Ends; Verdict Due in August

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik ended Friday with a declaration by the defendant that he carried out a “a small barbarism” to prevent “a greater barbarism.” Breivik told the Oslo court Friday that he killed 77 people in a pair of attacks last July in defense of his ethnic group. […]

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Defense Rebuts Insanity Claim in Breivik Trial

Posted June 22nd, 2012 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik entered its last day Friday with the defense seeking to prove he was sane when he launched twin attacks last July that killed 77 people. Breivik has confessed to the killings during the bombing and shooting rampage on a government building in Oslo and a […]

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Norway Killer’s Prosecutors Ask for Insanity Ruling

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Norwegian prosecutors trying confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik say they want him to undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment instead of prison. But if the court decides that Breivik is guilty, prosecutors asked for the maximum penalty of 21 years in prison, a sentence that can be extended as long as Breivik is considered a danger to […]

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Man on Fire Outside Courthouse Trying Mass Killer

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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An unidentified man set himself on fire outside the Oslo courthouse where confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik is being tried. Police said Tuesday the man doused himself with liquid before setting himself on fire in an apparent attempt to breach the security fence. Authorities told the Reuters news agency he also mumbled something but that […]

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Thousands of Norwegians Defy Confessed Killer Breivik in Song

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Norwegians have gathered in Oslo to sing a folk song about multiculturalism, while confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik sat in court, hearing the testimony of survivors of his attacks last July at a government building and a political youth camp. Breivik admits to killing 77 people in order to fight multiculturalism […]

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Confessed Norwegian Killer Insists He Is Sane

Posted April 25th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Norwegian man behind the massacre of 77 people is telling an Oslo court he is not crazy. Anders Behring Breivik said Wednesday that a report declaring him insane was based on “fabrications” by court appointed psychiatrists. He has previously said an insanity ruling would be “worse than death.” Breivik admits to killing 77 people […]

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In Chilling Detail, Norwegian Gunman Recounts Killings

Posted April 20th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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In chilling detail, Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik on Friday described how he hunted down and shot to death 69 people last July at a political youth camp on an island outside Oslo. Right-wing extremist Breivik told a court filled with relatives of those he killed that at first he was hesitant to carry out […]

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Norwegian Gunman Planned to Behead Former PM

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Norwegian gunman on trial for killing 77 people last year says he had planned to behead the country’s former prime minister, Gro Harlem Brundtland, film the beheading and post the video online. In his testimony in an Oslo court Thursday, the fourth day of his trial, 33-year-old Anders Behring Breivik also said he prepared […]

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Norwegian Gunman Played Video Games to Prep for Massacre

Posted April 19th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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The gunman on trial for killing 77 people in Norway last year says he prepared for his assault by playing video games and thought there was little chance he would escape. Thirty-three-year-old Anders Behring Breivik appeared in an Oslo court Thursday for day four of his trial, foregoing his so-called “clenched fist” or “far right […]

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