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High-level climate talks open in Paris

Monday, November 30th 2015, 11:40
related places: Paris

Leaders from 150 nations open a key UN conference in Paris aimed at reaching a deal on curbing carbon emissions to tackle global warning.
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VIDEO: Leaders' speeches at climate summit

Monday, November 30th 2015, 10:17
related places: Paris

Leaders from 147 nations are addressing a UN conference in Paris, aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change.
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Obama lays rose for Paris victims

Monday, November 30th 2015, 7:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.
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VIDEO: Obama visits Bataclan theatre

Monday, November 30th 2015, 0:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

US President Barack Obama has visited the scene of the Bataclan theatre attacks in Paris.
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Thousands march for climate action

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 23:05
related places: Paris

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in protests worldwide to demand action to stop climate change but violence mars a demonstration in Paris.
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Hopes raised for Paris climate deal

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 18:20
related places: Paris

Global leaders are to gather for a UN global warming summit in Paris, with the shadow cast by the recent attacks expected to boost chances of a deal.
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Eco activists fill Paris with spoof ads

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 17:20
related places: Paris

More than 600 artworks critiquing corporate sponsors of the UN climate summit are installed in advertising spaces across Paris on the eve of the talks.
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VIDEO: Empty shoes replace Paris climate march

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 11:48
related places: Paris, Place

Emma Ruby-Sachs, of the Avaaz campaign group, explains why Parisians have been placing pairs of shoes at the Place de la Republique in Paris as a UN climate meeting gets under way in the city.
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VIDEO: Hopes 'higher' for Paris climate summit

Sunday, November 29th 2015, 9:02
related places: Paris

Nearly 150 global leaders are gathering in Paris on Sunday for a critical UN climate meeting, amid tight security.
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Paris attacks weapons 'made in Serbia'

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 15:21
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Paris

Several of the weapons used by militants during the Paris attacks were made in Serbia in the 1990s, the head of a Serbian arms manufacturer says.
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VIDEO: Key moments from Paris attack memorial

Friday, November 27th 2015, 19:02
related places: Paris

France has held a national memorial service for the 130 people killed in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris on 13 November
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France holds memorial for Paris victims

Friday, November 27th 2015, 18:15
related places: Paris

France holds a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
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Valbuena speaks on Benzema 'plot'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 15:25

Footballer Mathieu Valbuena speaks publicly for the first time about an alleged sex tape blackmail plot involving France teammate Karim Benzema.
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VIDEO: 'Their laughter, we'll never hear again'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 11:01
related places: Paris

At a memorial service in Paris, President Francois Hollande pays tribute to the victims of the gun and bomb attacks in the city two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Paris attacks: French memorial service

Friday, November 27th 2015, 9:08
related places: Paris

France holds a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Paris after attacks: 'I'm pessimistic'

Friday, November 27th 2015, 6:18
related places: Paris

Two weeks on from the Paris terror attacks, in which 130 people lost their lives, some Parisians share their thoughts and feelings.
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Is bashing Belgium over Paris attacks justified?

Friday, November 27th 2015, 0:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Are claims of a 'failed state' after Paris attacks justified?
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VIDEO: 'Salah Abdeslam might go to Syria'

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 20:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Syria Syria
related places: Brussels, Paris, Salah

A man from Brussels, who was a friend of Salah Abdeslam the chief suspect following the Paris attacks, has told the BBC that Salah's options are to "turn himself in" or "go to Syria".
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German Tornados set for Syria role

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 18:13
related places: Paris

Germany is to deploy Tornado reconnaissance jets to help French planes to bomb so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria.
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Hollande in Moscow: A new era in Russian-French relations?

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Russia Russia

A new era in Russian-French relations?
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Away fans banned after Paris attacks

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 13:28
related places: Paris

Away fans are banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the attacks in Paris.
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French PM warns on refugee numbers

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: Germany Germany

European countries cannot accept so many refugees, says France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls before a meeting with Germany's Angela Merkel.
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French ex-minister delivers baby girl

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 17:07
related places: Paris

Former French minister Philippe Douste-Blazy helps to deliver a baby girl on an Air France flight to Paris.
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Dieudonne sentenced for anti-Semitism

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 11:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is sentenced to two months in jail by a Belgian court for anti-Semitic comments made in Belgium.
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Brussels metro and schools reopen

Wednesday, November 25th 2015, 10:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

Schools and many metro stations in Brussels reopen after being shut four days ago in a security crackdown following the Paris attacks.
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Hostages freed from gunmen in France

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 22:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Roubaix

The hostage situation in the French town of Roubaix, near Belgium, has ended, with the hostages now safe, local officials say.
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Paris 'ringleader was near Bataclan'

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Paris's chief prosecutor says the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was near the Bataclan theatre while a siege was taking place.
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France and US intensify anti-IS push

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security

Security is tight as the French and US presidents meet to step up the offensive against the so-called Islamic State militant group.
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'Suicide belt' dumped on Paris street

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 11:14
related places: Paris

French police examine what appears to be a suicide bomb belt dumped on a Paris street following attacks that killed 130 people.
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How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 0:49
related places: Paris

How the Paris attacks are affecting Muslim children
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Belgium charges man over Paris attacks

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 21:02
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

Belgian police charge a fourth suspect in connection with the deadly attacks on Paris as the authorities maintain the highest security threat level.
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France targets IS from aircraft carrier

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 16:25
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Paris

France launches its first strikes against Islamic State from its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier, newly deployed in the Mediterranean.
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MEP 'helped fugitive French pilots'

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 10:59
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

A Dominican Republic judge issues arrest warrants for three Frenchmen, including an MEP, for allegedly helping two French pilots flee drug convictions.
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VIDEO: Muslim comedians denounce Paris attacks

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 9:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Paris

A Muslim comedy trio from Pakistan has taken a stand against the stance of those who carried out the attacks in Paris.
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VIDEO: Belgium anti-terror raids arrests

Monday, November 23rd 2015, 4:09
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids but suspected Paris attacks gunman Salah Abdeslam remains at large, the authorities have said.
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VIDEO: Paris suspect's brother: 'Surrender'

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 14:21
related places: Paris

The brother of Salah Abdeslam, who is thought to have played a key role in the Paris attacks appeals to him to turn himself in.
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VIDEO: Paris attacks: 'Flower mountain' grows

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 13:05
related places: Paris, Place

Flowers and candles continue to be put at Place de la Republique in Paris to pay tribute to the victims of the terror attacks.
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VIDEO: 'Attacks made me doubt God's presence'

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 10:59
related places: Paris

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the terror attacks in Paris made him "doubt" the presence of God.
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VIDEO: Bataclan band: People died saving friends

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 8:48
related places: Paris

Members of the band that was playing at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris when gunmen stormed the building last week have spoken out about the attack.
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In Paris, searching for the comfort of the familiar

Sunday, November 22nd 2015, 0:21

In Paris, searching for the comfort of the familiar
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VIDEO: Russia gives Paris 'solidarity puppy'

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 14:42
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Paris

Moscow has announced it will be sending a puppy to Paris, in a show of solidarity following the recent terror attacks in the French capital.
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VIDEO: Belgium 'at risk of attack' - PM

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 11:59
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Paris

Belgian PM Charles Michel says there is information on a possible attack in Brussels with weapons and explosives similar to those in Paris.
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VIDEO: UN unites in battle against IS

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 9:15
related places: Paris

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution to "redouble" action against Islamic State, following last week's deadly attacks in Paris.
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UN unites against Islamic State

Saturday, November 21st 2015, 7:16
related places: Paris

The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution to "take all necessary measures" against Islamic State, a week after the deadly attacks in Paris.
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Paris raid suicide bomber 'not a woman'

Friday, November 20th 2015, 23:09
related places: Paris

French officials say the cousin of the presumed ringleader of the Paris attacks did not blow herself up in a police raid as previously thought.
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VIDEO: Hemingway's ode to Paris sells out

Friday, November 20th 2015, 21:17
related places: Paris

Since the attacks in Paris last Friday, one book has been selling out in bookshops across the city - Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.
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VIDEO: Retracing the footsteps of Paris attacker

Friday, November 20th 2015, 18:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Eu, Paris

Ministers from across the EU have met for emergency talks in Brussels in the wake of the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: 'Surrender': Gunman's family in exclusive interview

Friday, November 20th 2015, 18:25
related places: Paris

A relative of Salah Abdeslam, a gunman who attacked bars and restaurants in Paris, urges Salah to surrender to the authorities.
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Third body found in Paris attacks flat

Friday, November 20th 2015, 18:08
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

A third body is recovered from a flat in the northern Saint-Denis suburb raided by police in connection with Paris attacks, prosecutors say.
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VIDEO: UN troops on the ground in Mali

Friday, November 20th 2015, 15:06
related countries: Mali Mali

Alastair Leithead looks at the work of United Nation's peacekeepers, including French troops, who have been based in Mali for several years.
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VIDEO: Who was Hasna Aitboulahcen?

Friday, November 20th 2015, 13:55

More details have emerged about Hasna Aitboulahcen, Europe's first female suicide bomber. The 26 year old French woman blew herself up, after police stormed a flat on Wednesday.
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Obama in Malaysia amid high security

Friday, November 20th 2015, 11:45
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: Paris

Barack Obama lands in Malaysia for the final leg of a six-day visit to Asia, amid high security following last week's attacks in Paris.
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EU steps up security over Paris attacks

Friday, November 20th 2015, 9:16
related places: Eu, Paris

Tightening borders are among a raft of security measures being discussed by EU interior ministers in response to the Paris attacks.
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VIDEO: A week on from the Paris attacks

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:04
related places: Paris

Parisians speak to BBC news about how they feel the city is coping a week after the terrorist attacks on the French capital
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VIDEO: Paris raid woman 'was vulnerable'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 22:01
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

The woman who blew herself up during a raid in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis was vulnerable and fragile, according to one of her school friends.
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Paris 'ringleader' killed in raid

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 21:14
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

The man believed to have planned the attacks in Paris, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed in a French police raid, prosecutors confirm.
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Trump 'not opposed to Muslim database'

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 19:12
related places: Paris

Republican Donald Trump says he is open to the idea of Muslims registering on a database due to security fears following the Paris attacks.
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Who was Abdelhamid Abaaoud?

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 18:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Morocco Morocco
related places: Paris

A Belgian Islamist of Moroccan descent, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who died in a police raid in Saint Denis, is believed to have organised the Paris attacks.
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How the Saint Denis raid unfolded

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 16:52
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

A major operation in Saint Denis following the Paris attacks leads to eight arrests and at least two deaths, including the suspected ringleader of the assaults.
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Belgian raids in Paris attacks probe

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 12:21

Belgian police carry out raids on properties linked to suspects in the Paris attacks, as the French prime minister warns of the terror threat.
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VIDEO: Assad: Paris attacks a horrible crime

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with Italian television, says the people in Syria understand what it is like to lose family in terror attacks.
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French seek to identify raid bodies

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 6:53
related places: Paris

French forensic experts try to establish whether the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks was among those killed in a police raid on a flat.
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VIDEO: Paris on edge after police storm flat

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 23:02
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

Armed police have raided a flat in the north Paris suburb of Saint Denis in an operation linked to Friday's attacks.
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Paris attacks 'ringleader' fate unknown

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 22:18
related places: Paris

The fate of the suspected organiser of Friday's Paris attacks remains unknown, the chief prosecutor says, after a police raid ends in bloodshed.
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VIDEO: Mixed reaction to Charlie Hebdo image

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 18:43

The latest edition of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was revealed on press stands across France on Wednesday.
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Two die in hunt for Paris 'mastermind'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:58
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

A woman blows herself up and a suspect is shot dead when French police hunting for the suspected organiser of the Paris attacks raid a flat in Saint-Denis.
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VIDEO: 'I won't give you the gift of hating you'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:32
related places: Paris

After losing his wife Helene in the attack on the Bataclan theatre in Paris, Antoine Leiris reads his tribute to her, and challenge to her killers, to BBC News in Paris.
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Mosques attacked in US and Canada

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 17:23
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Paris

Mosques in the US and Canada report an increase in vandalism and threats since the Paris terror attacks, say campaigners.
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Paris attacks: Band breaks silence

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was stormed during last week's Paris attacks, say they are "still trying to come to terms with what happened" in their first statement since returning to the US.
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VIDEO: At the heart of the Saint-Denis raid

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:42
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

A woman has blown herself up and a suspect was shot dead during a police raid on a flat in a Paris suburb, while seven arrests were made.
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VIDEO: 'On your knees... Show me your back'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 16:30
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

Dramatic footage has emerged showing a man being arrested in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis.
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Raqqa air strikes 'kill IS militants'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 14:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Air strikes since Sunday by France and other nations on the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Raqqa in Syria kill at least 33 militants, activists say.
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Facebook activates Nigeria safety check

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 14:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Paris

Facebook activates its safety check feature after a deadly blast in Nigeria, following criticism that it was used in the Paris attack but not elsewhere.
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VIDEO: 'We saw best and worst of humanity in Paris'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 11:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Two British survivors of Friday's terror attacks in Paris say they feel "incredibly lucky to be alive" after escaping from gunmen at the Bataclan concert hall.
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VIDEO: Deserted streets in Saint Denis

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 11:15
related places: Paris, Rue, Saint-Denis

The BBC's Tom Burridge filmed the scene where roads have been blocked off around Rue de la Republique in Saint Denis, northern Paris.
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VIDEO: Explosions and gunfire heard in Paris

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 9:13
related places: Paris, Saint-Denis

Mobile phone footage in St Denis, northern Paris, captures the moment armed police raid a flat, in an operation believed to be linked to Friday's attacks.
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Paris attacks 'wake-up call to West'

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 5:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Paris

The head of security in Iraqi Kurdistan says he hopes last Friday's deadly attacks in Paris will act as a wake-up call to Western powers.
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VIDEO: France's state of emergency explained

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 0:42
related places: Paris

France announces it will extend its state of emergency, following the attacks in Paris, by three months.
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Paris tributes after the attacks - 360-degree video

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 0:10
related places: Place

Reflection and grief outside Bataclan and the Place de la Republique
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VIDEO: 'Her father left her side for minutes'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 22:34
related places: Paris

A nurse on shift on the day of attacks in Paris, tells of moment she found out her daughter's best friend was at the Bataclan and is still missing.
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Paris video 'shows ninth attacker'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 22:33
related places: Paris

French security sources say that surveillance video shows a possible ninth assailant among those who carried out Friday's deadly attacks.
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VIDEO: Wembley unites to sing La Marseillaise

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 21:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wembley

Football fans gathered to watch England play France at Wembley united to sing La Marseillaise, the French national anthem.
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Police search Paris suspects' premises

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 21:13
related places: Paris

French police investigating Friday's deadly attacks search premises in the Paris suburbs as a huge security mobilisation continues.
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VIDEO: Video shows Paris suspect's hotel room

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 16:57
related places: Paris

French magazine Le Point has published video purportedly of the interiors of the two rooms rented at Appart'City Alfortville, a hotel in an eastern suburb of Paris, by the suspect Salah Abdeslam for two nights before Friday's attacks.
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VIDEO: IS hostage: 'Is revenge proper response?'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:51
related places: Paris

Former IS hostage Nicholas Henin has spoken to the BBC about the response to the Paris attacks.
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France in mass police mobilisation

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Paris

France mobilises 115,000 police, gendarmes and military in the wake of Friday's attacks by Islamist militants in Paris, says Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
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VIDEO: Suspects' brother: 'I wasn't involved'

Tuesday, November 17th 2015, 12:17
related places: Paris

Mohamed Abdeslam, the brother of two suspects linked to the attacks on Friday in Paris has spoken to the media.
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