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Mass Grave Found Under Paris Supermarket

'We expected it to have a few bones,' says Monoprix manager

(Newser) - Good thing shoppers didn't know about this: Archaeologists digging under a Paris supermarket have found more than 200 skeletons, most of them buried neatly in a mass grave, France 24 reports. Management at the Monoprix supermarket wanted the basement cleared for redevelopment, but little did they know: "We... More »

Paris Stumped by Second Night of Drone Flybys

Officials to investigate footage of devices

(Newser) - The City of Lights is abuzz a second day over mysterious drones that flew over Paris landmarks again last night, the BBC reports. Five drones were spotted in a three-hour period last night at locations like a military museum, city gates, and Place de la Concorde. Authorities plan to review... More »

Mystery Drones Over Major Sites Rattle Paris

Devices seen near Eiffel Tower, US embassy

(Newser) - Paris remains edgy after terror attacks earlier this year, and the appearance of five unexplained drones overnight isn't helping. "It could be a coordinated action, but we don't know yet," a police source tells the Telegraph of the devices, which were seen at well-known sites including... More »

Paris Mayor: 'We're Suing Fox News'

Anne Hidalgo says city was 'insulted' by network's Muslim 'no-go zone' report

(Newser) - The City of Lights is not taking Fox News' erroneous reports of supposed Muslim "no-go zones" in England and France lightly: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the city will be bringing a lawsuit against the network. "When we're insulted … then I... More »

10 Anti-Terror Arrests Made as Kerry Visits Paris

He lays wreaths at 'Charlie' offices, kosher market

(Newser) - As John Kerry visited Paris today, a train station was evacuated and prosecutors said at least 10 people were arrested in anti-terrorism raids in the region targeting people linked to one of the French gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly , who claimed ties to ISIS. Paris is at its highest terrorism alert level,... More »

French Comic Arrested for 'Defending' Paris Terrorist

Dieudonne held for controversial Facebook post: cops

(Newser) - Dieudonne M'bala M'bala has been accused of hate speech by his government before. Now the controversial French comedian has been arrested for "defending terrorism" after a Facebook post in which he appeared to be sympathizing with the man who killed four people in a kosher supermarket and... More »

New Charlie Hebdo Sells Out in Minutes

Parisians scuffle over copies of 'survivors' edition'

(Newser) - A week after gunmen massacred the satirical publication's staff, defiant Parisians snapped up copies of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo and even scuffled over scarce copies. It sold out within minutes as news kiosks around the city opened at dawn, even though the print run had been increased... More »

New Video Shows Hebdo Gunmen Evading Police

They shoot at police car, force it to retreat

(Newser) - Newly released video of the Charlie Hebdo assailants shows how they forced a police car to retreat after the rampage. In the video, the two men are seen in the street, reloading their weapons. One shouts, "We have avenged the Prophet Mohammed, we have killed Charlie Hebdo," reports... More »

Anguished but Defiant, Charlie Puts Out Next Issue

3M copies in 16 languages out tomorrow with Muhammad on cover

(Newser) - "This isn’t an issue produced by crybabies," Gerard Biard, the new editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo, tells France Info, as per Time . The next edition of the satirical magazine hits stands tomorrow—the first since last week's terrorist attack that left 12 staffers dead. More... More »

'This Is Not How We Wanted to Welcome You to Israel'

4 victims of Paris terror attack buried in Jerusalem

(Newser) - "I am Charlie, I am Jewish, I am Israeli, I am French, I'm fed up." This was just one of the signs visible at a Jerusalem cemetery this morning as Israelis gathered to mourn four French Jews killed in last week's Paris terror attacks, the New ... More »

Police: Up to 6 Paris Terror Suspects May Be at Large

Terror cell consists of roughly 10 members: official

(Newser) - As many as six members of a terrorist cell involved in the Paris attacks may still be at large, including a man who was seen driving a car registered to the widow of one of the gunmen, French police said today. One police official says the cell consists of about... More »

Next Charlie Hebdo Cover to Feature Muhammad

French magazine will 'cede nothing' to terrorists, lawyer says

(Newser) - Here we go again: The French magazine Charlie Hebdo will run an image of the Prophet Muhammad on its first cover since a terrorist attack on its office left 12 people dead, AFP reports via Yahoo News . It is "obviously" meant to lampoon Muhammad, says Hebdo lawyer Richard Malka,... More »

US Defends Its No-Show in Paris

Only senior US official at unity rally was ambassador

(Newser) - At least 40 world leaders linked arms and marched at a huge rally in Paris to denounce terrorism yesterday—but there was no President Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, or even Eric Holder, who was in the city at the time. As the leaders marched, Holder was taping an interview... More »

Turkey: Widow of Paris Gunman Is in Syria

She flew to Turkey on Jan. 2, crossed over Thursday, says foreign minister

(Newser) - The 26-year-old woman sought by French police as the widow and potential accomplice of Paris deli shooter Amedy Coulibaly is in Syria, Turkey's foreign minister confirmed today. The timeline that Mevlut Cavusoglu is offering up indicates that Hayat Boumeddiene crossed over into Syria after Wednesday's slaughter at Charlie ... More »

Paris Man Sorry for Sharing Police-Killing Video

Facebook share was 'stupid reflex,' he says

(Newser) - The Paris man who captured a chilling video of the Charlie Hebdo attackers executing a police officer in the street says sharing it on Facebook was a "stupid reflex" and he wishes he had never done it. Jordi Mir, an engineer, tells the AP that he was "completely... More »

Defiant France Holds Biggest Rally in Its History

'Unprecedented' demonstration held in reaction to Charlie Hebdo attack

(Newser) - Leaders from across the globe descended on Paris today to stand by the side of French President Francois Hollande, as hordes of his countrymen crowded into the capital's iconic Republique Square to defiantly proclaim "Je Suis Charlie" in a rally to honor the 17 killed over the course... More »

Paris Gunman Linked to ISIS, 3rd Shooting

Amedy Coulibaly says 'what we are doing is completely legitimate'

(Newser) - A posthumous video emerged today of the gunman who killed a French policewoman and four hostages at a kosher grocery pledging allegiance to Islamic State and defending the attacks on the satirical newspaper and the Jewish store. The SITE Intelligence Group said it had verified the video, which shows Amedy... More »

Muslim Worker 'Saved Lives' at Kosher-Store Siege

Lassana Bathily hid them in a freezer before helping police

(Newser) - French media are praising a Muslim worker who apparently saved several people during the siege of a kosher grocery store in Paris yesterday, the Huffington Post reports. According to RTL and Le Parisien , Lassana Bathily ushered several customers into a freezer when terrorists seized the Hyper Cacher store. "I... More »

French Police Hunt Widow of Slain Terror Suspect

Hayat Boumeddiene may be an accomplice, say authorities

(Newser) - As police in France track down accomplices of the Kouachi brothers, a 26-year-old woman named Hayat Boumeddiene is near the top of the list. She is the widow of Amedy Coulibaly, the hostage-taker at a kosher market in Paris who was killed in a police raid yesterday. The two were... More »

Man Hiding in Building Sent Texts to Help Paris Cops

Also, hostage-taker at market mistakenly left his phone on

(Newser) - Some intriguing details about the role of cell phones in yesterday's dual raids in France that killed three suspected terrorists:
  • Hidden helper: When Cherif and Said Kouachi holed up in a building outside Paris, they were unaware that a man identified as Lilian Lepere, 26, was hiding inside. He
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