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Norwegian mass murderer Breivik makes Nazi salute at court

SKIEN, Norway – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges on Tuesday began reviewing a ruling that his solitary confinement is inhumane. Dressed in a dark suit, the bearded Breivik stared briefly at reporters while making the salute but didn’t speak.

School Shooting Deaths Similar To Scene From Film

The 14-year-old boy charged with killing three classmates after a prayer meeting told investigators he had seen it done before in a movie that features a teenager dreaming about gunning down students in a Catholic high school, a prosecutor said Thursday. Michael Carneal acknowledged to investigators that he had seen "The Basketball Diaries," a 1995 movie in which the main character dreams about breaking down a classroom door and methodically shooting five classmates while other students cheer.

Tutsi Army Kills Hundreds Of Hutus

Backed by Tutsi civilians, Burundi's Tutsi-led army attacked and killed hundreds of Hutus in an area where the two ethnic groups have been struggling for land, according to a radio report Friday. The assault killed at least 400 people, making it the deadliest attack so far this year in increasing ethnic violence in the country, independent radio Studio Ijambo said.

Gunmen Attack Families In Hut

Gunmen strafed a hut where two families were sleeping Saturday, killing nine people, including six children, in a remote southern village. Four others were injured in the pre-dawn M-16 attack in the village of Dado in North Cotabato province.

Militants Allegedly Kill Riders On 2 Buses

In what would be some of the worst bloodshed in Algeria's four-year civil war, a newspaper reported Monday that militants shot and hacked at least 63 people to death. The government denied it. The London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat said more than 100 Muslim militants armed with rifles, daggers and axes attacked two buses Saturday after setting up fake police barricades on a highway southeast of Algiers, the capital.

Man Convicted Of Killing Seven Backpackers

A jury convicted an Australian man Saturday of murdering seven backpackers in the worst serial killing in the country's history. Ivan Milat had pleaded innocent to killing the young travelers, whose bodies were found in the New Wales southern highlands, about 65 miles southwest of Sydney, between September 1992 and November 1993.

Major, Top Foe Visit Mourning Village Scottish Judge Launches Probe Into Why Loner Got Gun Licenses

In a display of unity on behalf of a country in mourning, Britain's prime minister and his chief political opponent carried flowers, prayers and sympathy Friday to the stricken Scottish village of Dunblane, where a madman killed 16 first-graders and their teacher this week. As Dunblane wrestled with tragedy, a senior Scottish judge organized an independent investigation into why police granted embittered loner Thomas Hamilton multiple gun licenses. Hamilton, who walked into the school with four handguns, killed himself after shooting 28 children and three teachers.

Unabomber Suspected In Sacramento Blast

A serial bomber with a fascination for wood is suspected in Monday's bombing at the offices of a timber industry lobbying group, the FBI said. One person was killed in the attack. The mail bomb appeared to be the work of the so-called Unabomber, who is believed responsible for 15 previous bombings around the country in the past 17 years, said FBI Special Agent Richard Ross of the Sacramento office.