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Far-right backs Oslo mass killer

A HANDFUL of Norwegian right-wing extremists testified in self-confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik's defence, backing his claims that Norway is "at war" with Islam.

Breivik, on trial for killing 77 people in Oslo last July, has placed great importance on this argument, fearing his ideology could be undermined if he is declared insane.

Breivik claims he acted in self-defence because his victims had betrayed their country by embracing immigration.

"Norway is at war," Tore Tvedt, a far-right extremist who has been convicted for his published anti-Semitic statements, told the court.

Google warns of cyber attack

GOOGLE has started sending warnings to users of its e-mail service who may have been targeted by state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Gmail users whose accounts are suspected of being the target of such attacks will receive the message: "We believe state-sponsored attackers may be attempting to compromise your account or computer".

Phishers try to obtain confidential information, while malware disrupts files or computing operations.

Solar plane lands at night

AN experimental solar-powered plane has landed in Rabat, Morocco's capital, after a 20-hour trip from Madrid in the first transcontinental flight by a craft of its type.

With the wing span of a Boeing 777, the plane appeared last night over the runway, suddenly turning on its lights and gliding to a landing, the four propellors that flew it already silent.

The single-seat aircraft is fitted with 12,000 solar cells across its immense wings and weighs as much as an average family car.

Happy days for former cast

A JUDGE has ruled that former Happy Days actors can argue that they are owed royalties from DVD sales.

Los Angeles Superior Court judge Elizabeth White's ruling clears the way for a trial on whether actors Anson Williams, Marion Ross, Don Most, Erin Moran and the widow of Tom Bosley may still be owed royalties on the use of their images in DVD packaging.