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US Rocker at Paris Massacre Wants Guns for Everybody

'I've never seen anyone that's ever had one dead,' says Jesse Hughes

(Newser) - The lead singer of the California band playing at Paris' Bataclan theater when terrorists stormed the building says everybody should have a gun. In an interview with French TV station iTele , Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal argues that restrictions on gun ownership in France have helped rather than... More »

Paris Attacker's Father Would Have Killed Own Son

He says he didn't even know his son was back in France

(Newser) - The father of newly identified Paris attacker Foued Mohamed-Aggad says he didn't know his son had returned to France—and if he had known what he was planning, he would have killed his own son to prevent it. "I would have killed him myself beforehand," Said Mohamed-Aggad... More »

3rd Bataclan Gunman IDed as Frenchman

He left country for Syria in 2013

(Newser) - The third attacker who terrorized Paris' Bataclan concert hall before being killed there has been identified as a Frenchman who left for Syria in 2013, two French officials said Wednesday, heightening fears of what increasingly appears to be an entirely homegrown European plot. Foued Mohamed-Aggad left Strasbourg for Syria in... More »

Obama Lays Single Rose at Paris Massacre Site

Bataclan was his first stop after arrival

(Newser) - President Obama landed in Paris just before midnight Sunday and his motorcade took an unexpected route along the Seine. The president, who's in France for climate change talks, rode past the Eiffel Tower, the French Assembly building, and the Bastille before arriving at the famed Bataclan concert hall, site... More »

Eagles of Death Metal Give 1st Interview on Paris Horror

'At first I thought it was the PA cracking up'

(Newser) - The band that was on stage at Paris' Bataclan when it was attacked on Nov. 13 has given its first emotional interview on what happened that night. Vice founder Shane Smith opens the video, released late Wednesday, by explaining that Eagles of Death Metal has worked with Vice "many... More »

Pregnant Woman Reunites With Bataclan Rescuer

Man pulled her up from window ledge; both escaped

(Newser) - One of many terrifying images from Friday's Paris attacks was of a pregnant woman dangling from a window of the Bataclan. Now, a friend of the unidentified woman says she survived and has been in touch with the man who helped save her. A man identified only as Sebastien... More »

Survivor Has Chilling Account of Concert Massacre

'You never think it will happen to you,' she writes

(Newser) - A 22-year-old survivor has written a chilling—and moving—account of the Bataclan concert massacre in Paris. In a Facebook post that has been shared more than 700,000 times, Isobel Bowdery tells of the horror that unfolded at what started out as a happy Friday night at a rock... More »

Paris Hunting This Suspected Attacker

Public warned 'Do not intervene yourself' if Salah Abdeslam spotted

(Newser) - French police put out a photo of a fugitive in the Paris attacks on Sunday, saying the suspect is on the run and too dangerous for anyone outside law enforcement to engage directly. Police identified the man suspected of renting the car that delivered attackers to the Bataclan concert hall... More »

Pianist Plays Imagine for Crowd Outside Paris' Bataclan

At least 80 people were killed inside the concert venue Friday

(Newser) - As mourners lined up to leave flowers and candles outside Paris' Bataclan, where at least 80 people were killed during a terrorist attack Friday, a solitary man played John Lennon's Imagine on a piano, the Guardian reports. According to the BBC , a small crowd gathered to listen to Davide... More »

Witness Tells of 'Bloodbath,' Escape From the Bataclan

Julien Pearce managed to get out when the gunmen were reloading

(Newser) - Some 100 people are estimated dead in Paris' Bataclan; a man who made it out alive is sharing his harrowing experience. Radio reporter Julien Pearce tells CNN he saw two unmasked men enter, with the Guardian reporting it was an hour into the Eagles of Death Metal's show . Pearce... More »

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