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Norway suspect says attacks were ‘necessary’

The man suspected of a bombing and shooting spree in Norway has called his deeds “atrocious but … necessary,” his lawyer has said. In an interview with TV2 news on Saturday, Geir Lippestad, who is representing 32-year-old Anders Breivik, said his client was willing to explain himself in a court hearing on Monday. Lippestad said: “He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary.” A judge will decide at the hearing whether to keep the suspect in detention pending trial. Under Norwegian law, Breivik faces a maximum sentence of 21 years, though that term technically could be extended indefinitely for five years at a time.  Earlier on…