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Norway's Breivik formally charged with acts of terror

Norway's Breivik formally charged with acts of terror
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The man who killed 77 people during twin attacks in Norway was formally charged with committing acts of terror on Wednesday.

Anders Behring Breivik was read an 18-page indictment at the prison near Oslo where he has been held since last July.

The 33-year-old is due to go on trial next month.

Breivik set off a bomb near government offices in Oslo killing eight people, before driving to Utoya island, where a summer camp for the youth-wing of the Norway’s governing party was being held.

Over the course of an hour, dressed as a police officer, he shot dead 69 people.

Breivik could face up to 21 years in prison or be sent to a psychiatric hospital if he is found to be criminally insane.

He has confessed to the attacks but denies criminal responsibility.