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MILAN — Italian police arrested a Moroccan man early Thursday on suspicion of plotting an attack on a Milan synagogue after observing that the suspect had used a Google maps application to check security there, authorities said.

The chief suspect, identified only as a 20-year-old worker who had lived in Italy since age 6, was arrested in the northern city of


Police regret response to massacre

OSLO — Norwegian police admitted for the first time Thursday that they could have responded faster to a youth camp shooting massacre that left 69 people dead in July.

Presenting the results of an internal evaluation, police officials said the response was slowed by flaws in communication and other mishaps, including the breakdown of an overloaded boat that was carrying a SWAT team to the scene of the shooting on Utoya island.

Brescia, 60 miles east of Milan.


Illegal gold miners riot in Amazon

LIMA — Thousands of illegal gold miners battled police for control of a regional capital in the Amazon basin Wednesday, with at least three people killed by gunfire.

Outnumbered riot police fired tear gas at an estimated 12,500 miners who wielded clubs and rocks and tried to seize strategic facilities in Puerto Maldonado.

The miners are fighting government efforts to regulate small-scale gold extraction, which is ravaging the rain forest, contaminating it with tons of mercury.


Tymoshenko denied medical treatment

KIEV — Jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has not been allowed to receive treatment in a specialized clinic outside of her prison, as recommended by German doctors, prison officials and supporters said Thursday.

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