Terror in France: Charlie Hebdo Shooting & Hostage Standoffs

By Flipboard Newsdesk | Armed men killed 12 people at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, on Jan. 7, 2015. Hostage situations unfolded on Jan. 9, 2015. Follow the latest developments...

Thousands of Palestinians protest Charlie Hebdo Mohammad cartoon

Thousands of Palestinians rallied in the occupied West Bank on Saturday to protest against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.<p>Simultaneous demonstrations were held in the cities of Ramallah and Hebron less than three weeks after …

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Hundreds join 'Je suis Muslim' rally in Sydney

Peaceful protesters march in Muslim enclave over magazine's depictions of the Prophet<p>Hundreds of Muslims rallied in Sydney on Friday night to protest negative media coverage of Islam and the French magazine Charlie Hebdo's depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.<p>Police said 14 people were moved on from …

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Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly buried near capital

The killer, who murdered four hostages and one policewoman during the French siege, will be buried in Paris after his country of origin Mali refused to accept his body<p>One of the three jihadist gunmen who waged <b>attacks in Paris this month</b> was buried on Friday near the capital, police sources said, …

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France sees as many anti-Muslim acts in Jan as all of 2014

PARIS (AP) — At least as many anti-Muslim acts have taken place in France since the terror attacks this month as for all of last year, a leading Muslim group reported Friday.<p>The French Council for the Muslim Religion said 128 anti-Muslim actions or threats were reported from Jan. 7-20 — a number …

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Queen Rania On Charlie Hebdo Attackers: 'Their Actions Are The Antithesis Of Islam'

Queen Rania al-Abdullah of Jordan stood with world leaders protesting terrorism in the Paris unity march on Jan. 11 -- but she does not stand with Charlie Hebdo in their depictions of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.<p>In an interview with French publication L'Express published on Wednesday, the queen …

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$500,000 will buy you a copy of Charlie Hebdo online

Today in awful human beings: online sellers trying to rake in cash from a tragedy that shook the world and left 17 dead.<p>Vendors on Craigslist and eBay are selling copies of three different issues of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine whose Paris offices were attacked by terrorists in early …

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Charlie Hebdo available in Chicago on Friday

A dozen copies of Charlie Hebdo's post-attack edition landed on Chicago-area shelves at 7 a.m. Friday and were gone quickly, according to Eric Ismond, who manages the Chicago-Main Newsstand in Evanston.<p>Ismond said that when he showed up to work at 6 a.m., an hour before the newsstand opens, there …

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Politics and rivalry shape Iranian response to Paris attack

| BEIRUT<p>The deadly attack by Islamist gunmen on the offices of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo drew a somewhat unexpected response from Iranian clerics and officials: They condemned it.<p>Many Westerners had expected an altogether different reaction to the killings two weeks ago at the Paris weekly …

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France terror attacks: Security tight at Elysee Palace

More than 10,000 troops have been deployed across France to protect public spaces, schools, synagogues and mosques in the wake of the attacks in Paris which left 17 people dead.<p>In security measures announced on Wednesday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said 2,680 new security-related jobs would be …

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'Charlie Hebdo does not stop people from believing'

The magazine never sought to make fun of people, only dogmas, its head of publication tells Christiane Amanpour. He survived this month's attack.

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Charlie Hebdo editor Riss feared Islamists would return to kill him

Laurent Sourisseau, alias Riss, spent a sleepless night in hospital fearing Islamists who had killed 12 might return to finish the job, and says: "One has the right to say: 'I'm not Charlie' but not to defend terrorists".<p>A <b>Charlie Hebdo</b> cartoonist wounded in Islamist attacks in Paris said he had …

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Britain's Jewish Community Fearful After Paris Supermarket Attack

LONDON — The deadly attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris has stoked fear across the English Channel with police patrols boosted to protect London's sizable Jewish community.<p>"We are a lot more worried than ever before, especially when it comes to our kids," mother Sarah Freilich told NBC News, …

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Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly 'stopped by police' days before terror attacks

Paris attacks: four charged with links to terror plot

The men are suspected of providing logistical support to Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages in supermarket siege<p>Four men with ties to one of the gunmen responsible for three days of terror in the Paris region are the first to be charged in connection with the attacks that left 20 people …

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Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Charlie Hebdo Victims By Holding Up Pencils During State Of The Union

During President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, lawmakers held up pencils as a tribute to the victims of the terror attacks at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.<p>According to the AP, more than two dozen lawmakers from both sides of the aisle rose to …

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France anti-terror plan calls for hiring more intel agents

PARIS (AP) — Reeling from the Paris terror attacks, France announced broad new measures to fight homegrown terrorism like giving police better equipment and hiring more intelligence agents, as European officials sought to strike the right balance between rushing through tough counterterrorism laws …

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Anti-Charlie Hebdo Demonstrations Sweep Muslim World

Muslims in countries throughout the world are expressing outrage over the latest depiction of the prophet Muhammad on the cover of Charlie Hebdo.

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Oxford newsagents abandons plan to sell Charlie Hebdo amid threats

Hamid Hadi of Wendy's News cancelled his order of the French satirical magazine after receiving phone calls threatening to burn down the shop<p>A newsagents in Oxford has abandoned plans to sell the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo after his staff received threats that the shop would be burnt …

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4 men in Paris court are 1st to face terror attacks charges

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors sought Tuesday to charge four men in connection with the attacks in Paris that left 20 people dead, which would be the first suspects charged in the country's bloodiest terrorist attacks in decades.<p>The four men awaited an anti-terror judge's decision …

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10 killed, churches torched in protests over Charlie Hebdo

(CNN)Violent protests have erupted in parts of the world over the latest issue of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>While there have also been largely peaceful protests, authorities from Africa to the Middle East are seeing clashes in the streets -- and seeking ways to tamp down the …

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'Supermarket hero' receives French citizenship

The Muslim shop assistant, who hid Jewish shoppers in a freezer during the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, has been granted French nationality.<p>Lassana Bathily, who was born in Mali and has lived in France for nine years, applied for French citizenship last year but had his application …

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Paris Supermarket Attack Hero Lassana Bathily Receives French Citizenship

PARIS — A 24-year-old Malian immigrant who hid a group of hostages during a terror attack at a kosher supermarket was awarded French citizenship Tuesday in a ceremony that showcased his courage and selflessness.<p>Lassana Bathily, who has lived in France for about nine years and filed his citizenship …

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4 men in Paris court are 1st to face terror attacks charges

PARIS (AP) — French anti-terror prosecutors sought Tuesday to charge four men in connection with the attacks in Paris that left 20 people dead, which would be the first suspects charged in the country's bloodiest terrorist attacks in decades.<p>The four men awaited an anti-terror judge's decision …

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Microsoft handed FBI data on Charlie Hebdo probe in 45 minutes

Within an hour of being asked, Microsoft turned over data linked to the Charlie Hebdo probe to the FBI, Microsoft lawyer Brad Smith said in a speech delivered in Brussels on Tuesday.<p>The French government sought emails from two customer accounts as it pursued the Charlie Hebdo suspects. Microsoft …

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First suspects to appear in court in Paris terror probe

The four men who appeared in court Tuesday are the first to face charges in the Paris terror attacks after being tied to a supermarket gunman, the French capital's prosecutor's office said.<p>The four men — all in their 20s — are suspected of providing logistical support to Amedy Coulibaly, 32, who …

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Bulgaria to extradite Frenchman linked to Paris attacks

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Churches in Niger burned over 'Charlie Hebdo' cover

Forty-five churches burned in the African country of Niger during the weekend in protests over depictions of the prophet Muhammed published in a French weekly that led to a Jan. 7 terror attack.<p>At least 10 people have died in the torchings fueled by cartoons published in the weekly <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>, …

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