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08 January 2015

Twelve people were killed in Wednesday's jihadist attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo -- five cartoonists, three contributors, a guest at the magazine's editorial conference and a maintenance worker. ...

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08 January 2015

China on Thursday joined in global condemnation of an Islamist attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, describing terrorism as "a common enemy of all mankind". ...

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08 January 2015

Britain has stepped up security at ports serving France following the Islamist massacre in Paris, officials said Thursday, as the MI5 intelligence agency offered French counterparts its "full support". ...

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08 January 2015

Outside the blood-stained offices of Charlie Hebdo, crowds left tributes Thursday to those massacred -- including pencils representing the paper's slain cartoonists and their stand for free expression. ...

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08 January 2015

The European Commission will submit new proposals to fight terrorism in the next few weeks following the deadly Islamist attack in France, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday. ...

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08 January 2015

British ministers on Thursday condemned comments by the leader of the anti-mass immigration UK Independence Party that a deadly attack in France was the result of a "fifth column" living in Western societies. ...

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08 January 2015

A French-Tunisian jihadist who assassinated two Tunisian politicians in 2013 provides a possible link between Charlie Hebdo suspect Cherif Kouachi and the Islamic State group based in Iraq and Syria, a researcher told AFP on Thursday. ...

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08 January 2015

Long plagued by deep political divisions and accused of chronic discontent and disunity, France has set its differences aside and pulled tightly together after a deadly Islamist attack on freedom of speech. ...

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08 January 2015

Office workers stood shoulder to shoulder, buses and metros halted, and only the toll of bells and sound of weeping broke the silence on Thursday as France honoured the 12 people massacred at Charlie Hebdo magazine. ...

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08 January 2015

The Danish newspaper that caused global controversy by publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was the only major Danish daily Thursday not to carry any illustrations from the French weekly Charlie Hebdo. ...

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