Main news of July 23


*From four to five people are missing after Friday’s massacre on Norway’s Utoya Island when a gunman, disguised as a policeman, killed over 80 people at the summer camp, Sky News said citing Norwegian police

*At least 16 people were killed and about 90 were hospitalized on Saturday as a high-speed train in China went off the rails after being hit from behind by another train, Xinhua Chinese state news agency said

*A 27-year old British singer Amy Winehouse, famous for her drug and alcohol addiction, was found dead in her London flat on Saturday, Telegraph reported quoting police as saying

*A deadly bombing that killed at least seven in Oslo on Friday can be viewed as a response to Norway’s participation in NATO-led military campaign against Libya, Russian top political experts said

*Witnesses of Friday’s mass killings in the Norwegian youth camp say there were two terrorists as the shootings were coming from “two different places on the island at the same time,” Norwegian VG paper reported

*A person suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks in Norway which killed over 90 people will be charged for terrorist activity, while the maximum prison sentence in Norway is 21 years, the country’s police told reporters

*The 32-year-old Norwegian, Anders Behring Breivik, arrested on Saturday on suspicion of carrying out the twin attacks which killed over 90 people in the country, posted a small message on his Twitter account on the eve of the massacre

*A ban on wearing the burqa and the niqab in public places came into force in Belgium on Saturday, local media reported

*A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the northwest coast of Honshu, Japan’s largest island, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on its website on Saturday

*At least 87 people were killed on Friday in twin attacks on Norway, police said

*The man arrested on Friday after at least 87 people were killed in two separate attacks in Norway is an ethnic Norwegian and is unlikely to have links to any international terrorist organizations, Norway’s public broadcaster NRK said

*Polish police have arrested a man who is believed to have been behind a series of homemade bomb explosions in the country’s second largest city of Krakow

*A referendum on the dissolution of parliament, initiated by former President Valdis Zatlers, will be held in Latvia on Saturday

*Norwegian police have confirmed at least 10 deaths in a shooting at a youth camp in Norway



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