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14 January 2015

"Are there any Charlies here?" asked one breathless Parisian after the other at newsstands across the city Wednesday as they chased down copies of the satirical magazine's first edition since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff. ...

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14 January 2015

The first issue of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo to be published since a jihadist attack decimated its editorial staff last week was sold out within minutes at kiosks across France on Wednesday. "It was incredible. ...

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13 January 2015

A senior Ugandan police officer was arrested on Tuesday accused of beating several journalists, sending two to hospital, as they covered a protest march against high unemployment, police said. ...

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13 January 2015

French Muslim groups called for calm and respect for freedom of opinion on Tuesday ahead of the release of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. ...

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13 January 2015

Jihadist groups tied to the men who attacked France's Charlie Hebdo magazine and a Paris kosher supermarket are waging an increasingly sophisticated propaganda campaign targeting Western recruits, experts say. ...

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13 January 2015

The religious and cultural tensions the West faces are "payback" for slavery and colonialism, a Chinese state-run newspaper said Tuesday in the wake of the Islamist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. ...

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12 January 2015

The cover of the first edition of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since its staff were murderously attacked by Islamist gunmen last week shows a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed crying and holding up a "Je suis Charlie" sign under the ...

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12 January 2015

Three million copies of Wednesday's first post-attack issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo will be made available on newsstands, distributors MLP said Monday. ...

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12 January 2015

Pope Francis on Monday slammed "deviant forms of religion" following deadly attacks by Islamist militants in France last week which left 17 people dead. ...

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12 January 2015

Blanket news coverage around the world of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, culminating in Sunday's huge march in Paris, is increasingly laced with debate among opinion-makers about the limits of free expression and the right to offend. ...

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